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Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martin Riggs
... Roger Murtaugh
... Leo Getz
... Lorna Cole
... Detective Lee Butters
... Wah Sing Ku
... Captain Ed Murphy
... Benny 'Uncle Benny' Chan
... Trish Murtaugh
... Rianne Murtaugh Butters
... Hong, Chinese Refugee
... State Department Man
Calvin Jung ... Detective Ng
... Nick Murtaugh
... Carrie Murtaugh
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Storyline

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 Brian H <hershey@visuallink.com>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lethal 4  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,048,124, 12 July 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$130,444,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,444,603
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Despite Butters (Chris Rock) and Rianne (Traci Wolfe) being married, with a baby on the way, they never say a word to each other out loud. That's because their characters weren't originally written as a secret couple, but because of the many re-writes of the script, Butters was turned from a gay detective into Rianne's husband. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Riggs is dragged on a table down a highway was supposedly set just outside Los Angeles, yet the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is clearly visible in the background. See more »

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Lorna Cole: What happened last night?
Martin Riggs: Oh, gunfight, explosions, sharks, you know, the usual.
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Crazy Credits

The previous Lethal Weapon movies, Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), are featured in the end credits as film stills. See more »

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References MASH (1970) See more »

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A Solid Sequel
17 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

OK... so the language is gratuitous. Just having Chris Rock on set put it over the top. But his acting aside, I thought this was a worthy addition to one of the best cop/buddy series around. It was enjoyable to see the characters we love deal with the inevitabilities of aging and the fierce loyalty of friendship. Some of the mystery is gone and it feels like a pair of comfortable shoes. But aren't those shoes your favorite ones? It was interesting to see the development of Lorna and Riggs' relationship, as well as the growing up of the Murtaugh kids. It makes you feel like you're catching up with old friends at a reunion! Plenty of action and the incredible work of Jet Li make this movie a favorite at my house. Overall, a great wrap-up to the series and a lot of fun for long time fans. Worth seeing! If the language is a real issue, watch for it on TNT and enjoy the edited version.


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