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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martin Riggs
... Roger Murtaugh
... Leo Getz
... Lorna Cole
... Jack Travis
... Captain Murphy
... Trish Murtaugh
... Rianne Murtaugh
... Nick Murtaugh
... Carrie Murtaugh
Gregory Millar ... Tyrone
... Hatchett
Jason Rainwater ... Young Cop (as Jason Meshover-Iorg)
... Herman Walters
Delores Hall ... Delores
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Storyline

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 Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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15 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,243,086, 17 May 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,731,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,000,000
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jeffrey Boam also did some uncredited re-writing on the script for the first film, Richard Donner thought that parts of Shane Black's original script were too dark, he also completely re-wrote Black's and Warren Murphy's original script for the second film, when it was rejected for being too dark and bloody, and because Riggs died in the end, and he also wrote an unused draft for the fourth film, which had Riggs and Murtaugh dealing with neo-Nazi survivalists, who were launching a terrorist attack in Los Angeles. The script was written sometime in January of 1995, and according to Boam, it dealt with real-life neo-nazi activity in the U.S., that was only superficially dealt with in only one movie before, Dead Bang (1989). Despite the fact that everybody liked it, Boam's script was rejected, and Boam later said in interviews how it was much better from the final movie, which suffered some problems with constant re-writes, and actually didn't have a completed script during filming. See more »

Goofs

At the warehouse, Nick Chunland (Hatchett) is wearing orange. In the very next scene which is on the same day, he is talking to Tyrone and now wearing different clothes. See more »

Quotes

Roger Murtaugh: I got 8 days to my retirement, and I will NOT make a stupid mistake!
Martin Riggs: Look, there is no bomb in that building! I will bet vital parts of my anatomy to the fact! Trust me, okay? Trust me!
Roger Murtaugh: That's usually my first mistake!
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The credits thank the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, where the last bomb explosion was filmed and the hotel Soreno destroyed, but they misspell the name of the city 'St. Petersberg'. See more »

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Runaway Train
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Olle Romo
Performed by Elton John and Eric Clapton
Elton John appears courtesy of MCA Records and PhonoGram Ltd.
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Keep On Rollin' Out The Sequels!
5 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

The third movie in the Lethal Weapon series is once again a great addition. This film is perhaps the best of the bunch. Maybe the first film is a tad better. As I said for the review of the second Lethal Weapon, the crew knows how to make these successful films.

After a disastrous accident, Riggs and Murtaugh have been stripped of their sergeant status. They are now patrolmen and they only have the power to cite jaywalkers. But things gets out of control when a former cop decides to wreak havoc.

The acting once again is fantastic. Glover, Gibson, and Pesci all had great chemistry. The addition of Rene Russo adds more stardom to the cast.

Richard Donner decided to add more comedy to this action-laden film. Let me be the one to tell you that it works out evenly. There is plenty of action to keep the comedy in check.

Overall, this is the a great piece of work. As people say, the third time is the charm. I rate this film 9/10.


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