Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) Poster


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Lethal Weapon (1987)


Captains Courageous (1937)
One of the cops calls Riggs and Murtaugh "Captains outrageous!"
Vertigo (1958)
When Mel Gibson is chasing the bad guy and jumps off the roof, only to fall and dangle off the other roof, is a reference to a scene in Vertigo in which the same thing happens to James Stewart.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
When Riggs is about to enter Murtaugh office, there is a drop of blood on the floor which he smears with his foot - this is a visual reference to an almost identical shot in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
MASH (1970)
When the guys sneak into the dentist office to question Uncle Benny, Riggs whistles the same three notes that Hawkeye whistles all throughout MASH.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
"Not the time to do some Enter the Dragon shit" and Riggs says "Enter the drag queen" when he first sees Wah Sing Ku
Jaws (1975)
When Roger, Martin and Leo are on the boat with the shark, Leo says "I'm not shooting your boat! I'm shooting Jaws here!"
Scarface (1983)
"Say Hello To My Little Friend"
The Untouchables (1987)
Riggs said that he "brought a knife to a gun fight."
Rambo III (1988)
"I'm your worst Nightmare"
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Riggs calls Leo "Douche Ventura: Pet Infective".
Godzilla (1998)
Seen advertised on a billboard

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Smashing Pumpkins (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Walker, Texas Ranger: The Children of Halloween (1998) (TV Episode)
Walker and Trivette discuss scenes from the movie.
Melrose Place: Lethal Wedding 4 (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Lethal Weapon 4: Cast and Crew Interviews (1998) (Video)
Veronica 2030 (1999)
The Corruptor (1999)
'Chan, Kim' plays a crimelord nicknamed Uncle Benny. He also played a crimelord nicknamed Uncle Benny in The Corruptor.
Syphon Filter (1999) (Video Game)
Sing yuet tung wa (1999)
A poster is seen outside the cinema.
Dogma (1999)
Dialogue reference
Fight Club (1999)
A video of Lethal Weapon 4 is in the video store getting erased
HBO First Look: Making 'Romeo Must Die' (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Osmosis Jones has the same attitude as Det. Lee Butters from Lethal Weapon 4, also starring Chris Rock.
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"Lethal Car Wash IV" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
Showtime (2002)
Stuntman (2002) (Video Game)
The jump through and out the office building is playable in "Blood Oath"
Jet Li Is 'The One' (2002) (Video)
Taken: God's Equation (2002) (TV Episode)
Mary refers to the film series.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Freddy tries (& fails) to kill Jason with a rebar, much like Roger Murtaugh fails to kill Wah Sing Ku with a rebar
Shrek 2 (2004)
Movie poster for similar title
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV Movie)
Reference to the "Lethal Weapon" series
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.191 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Blockbuster Bluster" category
20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a montage of posters for movies starring Mel Gibson in a segment on Mad Max.
War (2007)
"In Japan, you'd be dead"
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Seen on the shelf in Old Hop's pawn shop.
How I Met Your Mother: Murtaugh (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ted.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Ripcord rams a Cobra goon with a forklift much like in Lethal Weapon 4 were Riggs tried to ram Wah Sing Ku
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Blue Mountain State: There's Only One Second Best (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
New Girl: Bad in Bed (2011) (TV Episode)
Nick says, ''He's great in the Lethal Weapons.''
De l'autre côté du périph (2012)
DVD in Ousmane's collection
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Mother Russia: "In Russia, you'd be dead" which is a line similar what Wah Sing Ku said in Lethal Weapon 4
The Blockbuster Buster: The Shaggy Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
"I battled Jet Li and the Predator..."
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hey, low-rent Riggs and Murtaugh." and Snob calls this movie silly
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Stonebanks calls the captured recruits the same names Riggs gave to the Four Fathers
Furious 7 (2015)
Car crashing out of a skyscraper
Nostalgia Critic: Osmosis Jones (2015) (TV Episode)
"Hey, I WAS Lethal Weapon 4!"
The Flash: Potential Energy (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco says, "Yeah, things went a little sideways after your girlfriend decided to go all 'Lethal Weapon' 1 through 4 on Turtle."
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/The XX (2016) (TV Episode)
Pete Davidson mentions all four Lethal Weapon movies on Weekend Update


Lethal Weapon (1987)
Clips of the first movie is played in a flash back.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Clips of the second movie is played in a flash back.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Clips of the 3rd movie is played in a flash back.

Featured in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
features clips from this film
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes (1998) (Video)
There's not only bloopers, they also show actual clips from this movie.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Martin Riggs.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.134 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Rene Russo films
Psycho Pension: The Genesis of 'Lethal Weapon' (2012) (Video)
Clips and making of material
A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life (2012) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' (2012) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' (2012) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Dumbest F*Cking Top 10 Ideas (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.


Gone Fishin' (1997)

Spoofed in 

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