History Film / LethalWeapon

28th Apr '16 8:41:24 PM dmcreif
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* HollywoodLaw: Murtaugh should never have been assigned to the Hunsaker case because the victim was the daughter of a war buddy of his, a conflict of interest (The whole scene where Hunsacker starts yelling "You owe me! I want you to kill them!" in front of several witnesses would cast a great deal of doubt on whether the shootings of the villains was genuinely necessary or simply engineered to look that way by a cop who felt morally obliged to kill them anyway).


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* HollywoodLaw: This movie is the one that insinuates that diplomatic immunity is a license to commit crimes with impunity. In reality, once the LAPD found out that the South African diplomats were running a drug ring, they could have just notified the State Department, who would have them deported. Since South Africa is a United States ally, it's probable they would then be extradited, or at least tried in their home country.
15th Mar '16 5:13:49 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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[[caption-width-right:259: 2 of the craziest cops in 4 of the craziest films. Pictured left to right: Creator/Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and Creator/Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh.]]

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[[caption-width-right:259: 2 of the craziest cops in 4 of the craziest films. Pictured left to right: Creator/Mel Mel Gibson as [[CowboyCop Martin Riggs Riggs]] and Creator/Danny Danny Glover as [[ByTheBookCop Roger Murtaugh.Murtaugh]].]]
15th Mar '16 5:10:27 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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[[caption-width-right:259: 2 of the craziest cops in 4 of the craziest films. Picture l-r: Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh.]]

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[[caption-width-right:259: 2 of the craziest cops in 4 of the craziest films. Picture l-r: Mel Pictured left to right: Creator/Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and Danny Creator/Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh.]]
15th Mar '16 5:07:38 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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15th Mar '16 5:04:30 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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15th Mar '16 5:02:55 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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12th Feb '16 2:17:06 PM Khaldore
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* AuthorAppeal: Riggs is a fan of Creator/TheThreeStooges and occasionally apes their trademark moves. Actor Ceator/MelGibson is an outspoken Stooges fan.

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* AuthorAppeal: Riggs is a fan of Creator/TheThreeStooges and occasionally apes their trademark moves. Actor Ceator/MelGibson Creator/MelGibson is an outspoken Stooges fan.
12th Feb '16 5:49:11 AM TheGreenHerring
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%%* OddCouple: Riggs and Murtaugh, naturally!

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%%* * OddCouple: Riggs and Murtaugh, naturally!Murtaugh couldn't be any more different, yet they are forced to work together to save the day.



%%* TheyFightCrime

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%%* TheyFightCrime* TheyFightCrime: Murtaugh is a by-the-book cop and a family man who's concerned about his age. Riggs is a crazy son of a gun who's been suicidal since the death of his wife. They Fight Crime!



%%* BlondGuysAreEvil: Mr. Joshua.

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%%* * BlondGuysAreEvil: Mr. Joshua.Joshua, a hired gun for drug smugglers with no qualms about killing anyone who would interfere.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Although all of the movies contain a fair amount of humour and over-the-top scenarios, this movie is generally [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a bit darker and more grim]] than the more cartoon-like later movies, focusing heavily on Riggs' suicidal tendencies and framing his out-of-control nature as borderline psychotic.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although all of the movies contain a fair amount of humour humor and over-the-top scenarios, this movie is generally [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a bit darker and more grim]] than the more cartoon-like later movies, focusing heavily on Riggs' suicidal tendencies and framing his out-of-control nature as borderline psychotic.



%%* TheDragon: Mr. Joshua.


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* StartsWithASuicide: The film begins with a woman, high on cocaine, leaping from a high-rise suite to her death, which prompts our heroes to investigate.
28th Jan '16 12:50:31 AM southpaw2977
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Riggs goes on one after he [[spoiler finds out that the South Africans killed his wife and his current girlfriend]]. Good thing Murtaugh was there...

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Riggs goes on one after he [[spoiler [[spoiler: finds out that the South Africans killed his wife and his current girlfriend]]. new girlfriend.]] Good thing Murtaugh was there...
28th Jan '16 12:45:19 AM southpaw2977
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*SarcasmMode: After Riggs confirms that Murtaugh's toilet is in fact boobytrapped:
--> '''Riggs:''' Uhhh....you'll be OK as long as you don't stand up.\\
'''Murtaugh:''' Oh, well ''that's'' a relief...!
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