With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation.Written by
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Riggs (Mel Gibson) eats some dog biscuits, in order to stop smoking. In The Road Warrior (1981), Mel's character eats a can of dog food, in order to survive. See more »
When Cole and Riggs are looking up info on the computer about the gun that Darryl had, on the computer screen you can clearly see that "San Bernardino" is incorrectly spelled as "San Bernadino". A police database would not have made that spelling error. See more »
During the credits you can hear that another bomb has been discovered. When Martin and Roger show up in their car, they have this discussion again whether or not to go in. Just as they stop at the building, the whole building explodes and you can hear Martin saying, while backing up the car, "I hope nobody saw us". See more »
The German release was rated FSK 16 and is uncut. On the television, a version cut down to FSK 12 has been aired once. See more »
Third installment of the Lethal Weapon franchise begins with old pro Glover only eight days away from retirement and stricken with grief by the feeling that something bad will happen. It inevitably does when he and partner Gibson cross paths with a rogue ex-cop-turned-gunrunner (Wilson), have their case aided/hampered by realtor Pesci, in addition to Internal Affairs watchdog Russo. The cast is game as usual, but they're let down by an uninspired script that too often throws out forced humor, and direction that is extremely slow. An action-packed finale is definitely the film's highpoint, but it still falls short in comparison to the two other films. **½
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