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.
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.Written by
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Many gun owners and NRA members were displeased with the overt anti-gun messaging in this movie, and actively boycotted it. Clear examples of this are the protagonist calling the active shooter an "NRA spokesman" within the first few minutes of the film, as well as the two prominent Anti-NRA and pro "assault weapons" ban posters in the police department's lobby. Richard Donner, the director, made clear in a Variety interview that the messaging was intentional, claiming "I do it in almost every picture of mine". Many accounts also claim that Danny Glover was complicit in requesting the message be pushed. See more »
During the freeway chase, Murtaugh is besides the truck driver showing his badge, clearly ahead of the black Mercedes. Yet, when the Mercedes gets hit, Murtaugh's vehicle is coming in from behind. See more »
Gee Roger you sure have been grumpy since ya found out you're gonna be a Grandpa!
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The series has obviously struggled with the last 2 films, but as a long running franchise, it continues to deliver. The characters are the key here and save a one dimensional storyline. Glover and Gibson are having fun, and further additions continue to balloon the series. The villains don't have that same interesting storyline like the first 3 films and it stops this film from becoming anything like the best films of the series. Rumours of a 5th film has been in the wind recently, and a passing of the baton wouldn't be a bad thing.
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