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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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Richard Donner

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Martin Riggs
Danny Glover ... Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci ... Leo Getz
Rene Russo ... Lorna Cole
Stuart Wilson ... Jack Travis
Steve Kahan ... Captain Murphy
Darlene Love ... Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe ... Rianne Murtaugh
Damon Hines ... Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith ... Carrie Murtaugh
Gregory Millar Gregory Millar ... Tyrone
Nick Chinlund ... Hatchett
Jason Rainwater Jason Rainwater ... Young Cop (as Jason Meshover-Iorg)
Alan Scarfe ... Herman Walters
Delores Hall 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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arma mortal 3 See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Five actors appeared in only 2 films in the 'Lethal Weapon' franchise: Grand L. Bush, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Jack McGee (the contractor), Kenneth Tigar (Bomb Squad Leader), and Rene Russo. Counting the rottweiler Riggs adopted in this film, and who appeared in the fourth film alongside Sam the Dog, six actors appeared in only 2 films in the franchise. Bush was the only one of the five human actors not to appear in the third film and Russo was the only one of the five human actors to appear in "Lethal Weapon 4" (1998). See more »

Goofs

After Riggs shoots Travers in the tractor, the tractor stops as Travers go limp. This wouldn't happen as Travers foot most likely would have slipped off the clutch, allowing the tractor to continue forward. Riggs actually puts Travers foot on the brake pedal (actually the left rear wheel brake pedal) as if it's the gas pedal in a car, causing the tractor to move forward. This would only cause the tractor to spin in a tight left hand circle. See more »

Quotes

Roger Murtaugh: Seven days to retirement, I'm busted down to patrolman.
Martin Riggs: I should have cut the red wire.
Roger Murtaugh: You did cut the red wire.
Martin Riggs: No, I didn't, I cut the blue wire.
Roger Murtaugh: That's what I meant. We should have waited for the bomb squad!
Martin Riggs: Am I gonna have to listen to this every day?
Roger Murtaugh: Every day until I retire.
Martin Riggs: Well, that'll be a week too long for me.
Roger Murtaugh: My feet are killing me...
Martin Riggs: Yeah, your feet are killing me, too.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Written by Christine Yarian and Freddie Perren
Performed by Boyz II Men (as Boyz II Men)
Courtesy of Motown Record Co. L.P.
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Still has the magic
16 June 2003 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Lethal Weapon 3 is the thrid film in the series and just as good. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and the funny Joe Pesci are all back for the fun. This time they add the sexy Rene Russo to the mix who can hang with Riggs and is just as crazy. Underreated actor Stuart Wilson makes another good bad guy in this good sequel.


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