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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.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Shane Black (characters), Jonathan Lemkin (story) | 3 more credits »
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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
Chris Rock ... Lee Butters
Jet Li ... Wah Sing Ku
Steve Kahan ... Captain Murphy
Kim Chan ... Uncle Benny
Darlene Love ... Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe ... Rianne
Eddy Ko ... Hong
Jack Kehler ... State Department Official
Calvin Jung Calvin Jung ... Detective Ng
Damon Hines Damon Hines ... Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith ... Carrie Murtaugh
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Storyline

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and smart-aleck rookie cop Lee Butters, Riggs and Murtaugh aim to take down Ku and his gang. Written by yusufpiskin

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With 4 you get Kung Fu. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After being promoted, Riggs addresses Murtaugh with the words "O Captain, my Captain", which is the title of a poem by Walt Whitman (and, of course, a reference to the Dead Poets Society (1989) where the phrase plays a central role.) See more »

Goofs

During the massive fight scene, Roger's gun fires 7-9 shots, and his pistol is supposedly a six-shot Smith & Wesson revolver. See more »

Quotes

Lorna Cole: Nothing comes between a pregnant lady and a meal.
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Crazy Credits

A picture accompanies almost every crew and cast member in a large photo album. It includes pictures from all 4 Lethal Weapon movies with outtakes and posed pictures. It closes on a large group shot of the crew, with a back cover with a red "4" on it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian theatrical and rental VHS releases were cut to obtain a more commercially viable M rating. The uncut MA rated version was released on sell-through VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) See more »

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Written and Performed by John Fogerty
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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My favourite LW of the bunch
25 November 2019 | by twanster-97655See all my reviews

Alot of people panned it but for me, it's the best of the bunch. Good supporting cast, great action scenes,good comedy and a good plot. The saxophone is as annoying in this one as it is in all the others but thankfully it isn't as loud this time round. Jet is his usual bad ass self. The guy can do it all. A 5th wouldn't be a bad idea. To retire the old war horses. Definitely one of the best buddy cop movies out there.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,048,124, 12 July 1998

Gross USA:

$130,444,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,444,603
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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