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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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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