History Film / LethalWeapon

28th Apr '18 8:23:59 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** No one thinks that Miss Van den Haas will need protection from her evil employers that she just betrayed and who just tried to murder both her and Riggs. They simply drop her off alone at her home, where the villains already know she lives. Rika herself grabs hold of the ball by not seeing the fatal flaw in this plan, and it gets her a one-way trip to [[StuffedInTheFridge the fridge.]]

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** No one thinks that Miss Van den Haas will need protection from her evil employers that she just betrayed and who just tried to murder both her and Riggs. They simply drop her off alone at her home, where the villains already know she lives. Rika herself grabs hold of the ball by not seeing recognizing the fatal flaw in this plan, and it gets her a one-way trip to [[StuffedInTheFridge the fridge.]]]][[note]]Since the original plan was to have Rika survive, presumably the rewrites were done too hastily to bring Logic in to help out with the script.[[/note]]
30th Mar '18 9:21:27 AM Fichistas1952
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* ImColdSoCold: Lampshaded when annoying sidekick Leo struggles with the BigBad for a gun, and is shot in the shoulder for his efforts. He thinks he's dying because he feels numb and cold all over... which is only natural, since he was lying on the ice of a hockey rink.
25th Feb '18 6:50:04 PM Viper16
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Leo is explaining that the reason he's marked for death is that he was skimming money from the accounts of the drug dealers he was laundering money for.
---> '''Leo:''' It was easy! Millions of dollars in small bills changing hands - [[TemptingFate who's going to miss ten thousand here, twenty thousand there?]]\\
'''Murtaugh:''' Drug dealers.\\
'''Leo:''' ... yeah, that's right, they did...
2nd Feb '18 6:12:45 PM nombretomado
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* BlandNameProduct: The hockey teams playing at the Forum were obviously meant to be the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The colors are just about identical. Look closely enough at the right time, though, and you'll see they're wearing [[http://i.imgur.com/tzNo0hi.jpg generic uniforms]] (Toronto's have a spade with a "T", and the Kings are a weird deviation of the "Chevrolet logo"). If you pay attention, the film actually features stock footage of the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. They apparently couldn't get rights to use at least real [[NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] uniforms for the scenes they filmed.

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* BlandNameProduct: The hockey teams playing at the Forum were obviously meant to be the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The colors are just about identical. Look closely enough at the right time, though, and you'll see they're wearing [[http://i.imgur.com/tzNo0hi.jpg generic uniforms]] (Toronto's have a spade with a "T", and the Kings are a weird deviation of the "Chevrolet logo"). If you pay attention, the film actually features stock footage of the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. They apparently couldn't get rights to use at least real [[NationalHockeyLeague [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] uniforms for the scenes they filmed.
22nd Jan '18 4:15:30 AM DLMaximum1
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In ''Lethal Weapon 3'' (1992), Riggs finds a new LoveInterest in Lorna Cole (Creator/ReneRusso), a fellow cop who is as tough and crazy as he is. She helps them to investigate a rogue officer who's been selling specialized armor piercing "cop killer" bullets to the mob and onto the streets. Looming over Murtaugh's head is his upcoming retirement and trying to figure out his life as a cop and what it will be like after retirement.

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In ''Lethal Weapon 3'' (1992), Riggs finds a new LoveInterest in Lorna Cole (Creator/ReneRusso), a fellow cop who is as tough and crazy as he is. She helps them to investigate a rogue officer who's been selling specialized armor piercing armor-piercing "cop killer" bullets to the mob and onto the streets. Looming over Murtaugh's head is his upcoming retirement and trying to figure out his life as a cop and what it will be like after retirement.



* NumberedSequels: 2,3 and 4.

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* NumberedSequels: 2,3 2, 3 and 4.



* 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: 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 (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).



* MachoMasochism: Joshua intentionally burning his hand in a lighter flame to show off his allegiance to Gen. [=McAllister=].

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* MachoMasochism: Joshua intentionally burning his hand in arm with a lighter flame to show off his allegiance to Gen. [=McAllister=].



* ShootingGallery: Recently-teamed partners Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to one-up each other on the range. Murtaugh, annoyed at Rigg's tight bullethole group, sends a target further down the range and puts a single bullet through its 'head'. Riggs then sends his target all the way downrange, and shoots a smiley face in the head zone.

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* ShootingGallery: Recently-teamed partners Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to one-up each other on the range. Murtaugh, annoyed at Rigg's Riggs' tight bullethole group, sends a target further down the range and puts a single bullet through its 'head'. Riggs then sends his target all the way downrange, and shoots a smiley face in the head zone.



--> '''Murtaug:''' I was driving before you were an itch in your daddy's pants.

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--> '''Murtaug:''' '''Murtaugh:''' I was driving before you were an itch in your daddy's pants.
9th Jan '18 8:29:45 PM FoxJake
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Roger Murtaugh's main sidearm is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_19 Smith & Wesson Model 19.]] Riggs teases him calling it an "Old Timer's Pistol".
8th Jan '18 8:51:18 AM veronchung27
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** Murtaugh isn't a hot-shot gunslinger, but if he carefully aims his gun and rolls his head to loosen his neck before squeezing off a shot, he'll hit with perfect accuracy. He pulls off an excellent shot to kill the BigBad of both parts 1 and 2. In part 1, he shoots the driver of the BigBad's car coming right at him, and then gets out of the way as the out-of-control car goes flying onto Hollywood Boulevard and smashes into a bus. The flames from the crash causes grenades in the car to detonate, killing the BigBad. And in part 2, he revokes Rudd's diplomatic immunity with a damned impressive head shot.

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** Murtaugh isn't a hot-shot gunslinger, but if he carefully aims his gun and rolls his head to loosen his neck before squeezing off a shot, he'll hit with perfect accuracy. He pulls off an excellent shot to kill both the BigBad of both parts 1 and 2. In part 1, he shoots the driver of the BigBad's car coming right at him, and then gets out of the way as the out-of-control car goes flying onto Hollywood Boulevard and smashes into a bus. The flames from the crash causes grenades in the car to detonate, killing the BigBad. And in part 2, he revokes Rudd's diplomatic immunity with a damned impressive head shot.


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* BigBad: Arjen Rudd, who is using his status as a diplomat to cover up his illegal drug-dealing activities.
8th Jan '18 8:11:29 AM veronchung27
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In the final installment, ''Lethal Weapon 4'' (1998), Lorna is pregnant with Riggs' baby and both he and Murtaugh are contemplating the implications of growing older. Meanwhile, Riggs and Murtaugh receive a brash younger detective named Lee Butters (Creator/ChrisRock) and are dealing with Chinese Triads when they uncover a boatload of illegal immigrants. [[DragonInChief The Dragon (In Chief)]] /BigBad of this group is Wah Sing Ku, played by Creator/JetLi, by whom Riggs finds himself entirely outmatched.

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In the final installment, ''Lethal Weapon 4'' (1998), Lorna is pregnant with Riggs' baby and both he and Murtaugh are contemplating the implications of growing older. Meanwhile, Riggs and Murtaugh receive a brash younger detective named Lee Butters (Creator/ChrisRock) and are dealing with Chinese Triads when they uncover a boatload of illegal immigrants. [[DragonInChief The Dragon (In Chief)]] /BigBad Chief)]]/BigBad of this group is Wah Sing Ku, played by Creator/JetLi, by whom Riggs finds himself entirely outmatched.
7th Jan '18 1:42:21 PM katzos
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* BrickJoke: After Murtaugh's daughter appears in a condom advertisement, Murtaugh bemoans how his police colleagues will be planting condoms wherever he goes. [[spoiler:That night Murtaugh and his family are attacked in their home and no-one is interested in playing jokes on him...until later on in the movie when Murtaugh shoos away some cops crowding around his desk only to find they've planted a 'rubber tree' there. Even Murtaugh can't help breaking down in laughter.]]

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* BrickJoke: After Murtaugh's daughter appears in a condom advertisement, Murtaugh bemoans how his police colleagues will be planting condoms wherever he goes. [[spoiler:That night Murtaugh and his family are attacked in their home and no-one is interested in playing jokes on him...until later on in the movie when Murtaugh shoos away some cops crowding around his desk only to find they've planted a 'rubber tree' there. Even Murtaugh can't help breaking down in laughter.]]]] Also, later, while Murtaugh is trying to figure out what is meant by Alba Varden, the same advert comes on TV. Leo gets very excited (obviously not knowing that she is Roger's daughter). Roger turns off the TV and warns Leo that he'll pretend he hear him say that. Leo also happens to repeat what the carpenter said earlier about her making him want to buy rubbers.


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** Murtagh's wife's new car gets more and more damaged as the film goes on. Among the damage it suffers is losing its front bumper, having its front windscreen shot (and then removed by Riggs), having its paint-work scrapped, having one of its doors smashed off, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and having its hood smashed by a toilet.]]
7th Jan '18 8:50:26 AM nombretomado
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In the final installment, ''Lethal Weapon 4'' (1998), Lorna is pregnant with Riggs' baby and both he and Murtaugh are contemplating the implications of growing older. Meanwhile, Riggs and Murtaugh receive a brash younger detective named Lee Butters (Creator/ChrisRock) and are dealing with Chinese Triads when they uncover a boatload of illegal immigrants. [[DragonInChief The Dragon (In Chief)]] /BigBad of this group is Wah Sing Ku, played by JetLi, by whom Riggs finds himself entirely outmatched.

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In the final installment, ''Lethal Weapon 4'' (1998), Lorna is pregnant with Riggs' baby and both he and Murtaugh are contemplating the implications of growing older. Meanwhile, Riggs and Murtaugh receive a brash younger detective named Lee Butters (Creator/ChrisRock) and are dealing with Chinese Triads when they uncover a boatload of illegal immigrants. [[DragonInChief The Dragon (In Chief)]] /BigBad of this group is Wah Sing Ku, played by JetLi, Creator/JetLi, by whom Riggs finds himself entirely outmatched.
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