History Film / LethalWeapon

21st Jul '16 4:28:57 AM CobaltJacket
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Riggs' disgust at a lesbian relationship would seem out of place in a movie produced today.
18th Jul '16 10:01:34 PM CobaltJacket
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* EvilCounterpart: Like Riggs, Mr. Joshua served as a mercenary in Vietnam, but instead of taking the "good" path became a PsychoForHire killer.

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* EvilCounterpart: Like Riggs, Mr. Joshua served as a mercenary member of U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam, but instead of taking the "good" path became a PsychoForHire killer.
17th Jul '16 5:52:18 PM kawaiineko333
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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: PlayedWithLaugh on Murtaugh, regarding the identity of Rianne's husband, which Even Riggs knows.

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: PlayedWithLaugh PlayedForLaughs on Murtaugh, regarding the identity of Rianne's husband, which Even Riggs knows.
30th Jun '16 9:16:35 AM rafi
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[[caption-width-right:259: 2 of the craziest cops in 4 of the craziest films. Pictured left to right: Mel Gibson as [[CowboyCop Martin Riggs]] and Danny Glover as [[ByTheBookCop Roger Murtaugh]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:259: [[caption-width-right:300: 2 of the craziest cops in 4 of the craziest films. Pictured left to right: Mel Gibson as [[CowboyCop Martin Riggs]] and Danny Glover as [[ByTheBookCop Roger Murtaugh]].]]
30th Jun '16 9:03:20 AM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Shadow Company, the bad guys of the movie, are a former group of special/covert operatives who have turned themselves into a heroin syndicate.
27th Jun '16 6:07:20 PM Kitch
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* YouHaveFailedMe: After Rudd's henchman Hans loses a million dollars worth of gold Krugerrands. Rudd summons him to a room with plastic sheeting over the floor and has him executed. Echoed in a scene later on, when [[TheDragon Pieter Vorstedt]] meets Rudd in his office after a failure. Pieter looks down at his feet during the conversation and comments, "I am just checking to make sure I am not standing on plastic."

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* YouHaveFailedMe: After Rudd's henchman Hans loses a million dollars worth of gold Krugerrands. Rudd summons him to a room with plastic sheeting over the floor and has him executed. Echoed in a scene later on, when [[TheDragon Pieter Vorstedt]] meets Rudd in his office after a failure. Pieter looks down at his feet during the conversation and comments, "I "[[GenreSavvy I am just checking to make sure I am not standing on plastic.plastic]]."
23rd Jun '16 12:24:37 PM nielas
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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.

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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. Once Rudd's men started assassinating police officers, diplomatic immunity would have gone out the window since his actions could be considered terrorism and South Africa would not dare to protect him. His government would disavow him in an instant since the entire situation could be seen as an act of war against the United States.
2nd Jun '16 6:29:43 PM TheGreenHerring
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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.

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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 are assigned to investigate.
1st Jun '16 7:13:22 PM Taskmaster123
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* IdiotBall: Shit on a spatula, the final scene where Joshua is apprehended after being defeated by Riggs. Two cops stand on either side of him ''and handcuff him in between them,'' one on each wrist. There is nowhere in law enforcement where this method of handcuffing someone has ever or will ever be tolerated. Someone handcuffed like this not only ties up two police officers, but they are perfectly capable of causing a lot of trouble. Joshua never would have been able to grab one of their guns if ''they had followed proper and sane police procedure and cuffed him with his hands behind his back.'' This wasn't an idiot ball, it was a planet-shattering idiot asteroid.
31st May '16 7:09:24 PM contrafanxxx
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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: The main villains of this movie.
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