History Film / LethalWeapon

6th Sep '17 2:52:15 PM Peteman
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* BadassBoast: Riggs has several throughout the film series, but his EstablishingCharacterMoment in the film really hits this trope hard: "When I was 19, I did a guy in Laos from a thousand yards out. It was a rifle shot in high wind. Maybe eight or even ten guys in the world could have made that shot. It's the only thing I was ever good at."

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* BadassBoast: Riggs has several throughout the film series, but his EstablishingCharacterMoment in the film really hits this trope hard: trope: "When I was 19, I did a guy in Laos from a thousand yards out. It was a rifle shot in high wind. Maybe eight or even ten guys in the world could have made that shot. It's the only thing I was ever good at."
26th Aug '17 3:12:17 PM Jupree
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* BrooklynRage: particularly in Murtaugh, since he sounds like a New Yorker. Danny Glover also sounds like a New Yorker, despite being from San Francisco. The rage intesifies when they and Murtaugh have an argument. In the final movie he even goes as far as to punch Roger in the face for allegedly hiding info about his daughter.
24th Aug '17 6:44:25 AM Macsen
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'''Young Cop:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Right here in my wallet!]]
* CaliforniaDoubling: In the case of CaliforniaDoubling, it's {{Inverted}}. The guy who says "Bravo" after the first building was blown up? None other than Bill Frederick, then the mayor of Orlando, Florida. The building used was Orlando's old City Hall building. Those familiar with the city will also recognize the [=SunTrust=] Center, the Orlando Utilities Commission building, and the new/current City Hall (which had a Coca-Cola sign planted on it). You can even make out a TV van from local ABC affiliate WFTV during the implosion.
** The building imploded in TheStinger was in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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'''Young Cop:''' '''Edwards:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Right here in my wallet!]]
* CaliforniaDoubling: In the case of CaliforniaDoubling, it's {{Inverted}}. The guy who says "Bravo" after the first building was blown up? None other than Bill Frederick, then the mayor of Orlando, Florida. The building used was Orlando's old City Hall building. Those familiar with the city will also recognize the [=SunTrust=] Center, the Orlando Utilities Commission building, and the new/current City Hall (which had a Coca-Cola sign planted on it). You can even make out a TV van from local ABC affiliate WFTV during the implosion.
** The building imploded in TheStinger was in St. Petersburg, Florida.
wallet!]]
29th Jul '17 5:43:26 PM maxwellsilver
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* CopKiller: The South African government drug dealers assassinate several LAPD police officers to make them back off their investigation. Of course this just makes Riggs and Murtaugh more determined to defeat them. [[spoiler:Riggs kills the assassin who killed them, and Murtaugh murders the government official who ordered the hit.]]

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* CopKiller: CopKillerManhunt: The South African government drug dealers assassinate several LAPD police officers to make them back off their investigation. Of course this just makes Riggs and Murtaugh more determined to defeat them. [[spoiler:Riggs kills the assassin who killed them, and Murtaugh murders the government official who ordered the hit.]]



* DiplomaticImpunity: Arjen Rudd claims diplomatic immunity to make the heroes back off (although in fact, he was only a consular officer, and they get a lower grade of immunity - unless he had some other official status as well, he could have been searched provided proper procedures were followed). Probably the TropeCodifier for the trope's use in modern fiction. For extra ballsiness, at one point he does this while SHOOTING at Riggs. [[spoiler:Murtaugh [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome revokes it a second later.]]]]

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* DiplomaticImpunity: Arjen Rudd claims diplomatic immunity to make the heroes back off (although in fact, he was only a consular officer, and they get a lower grade of immunity - unless he had some other official status as well, he could have been searched provided proper procedures were followed). Probably the TropeCodifier for the trope's use in modern fiction. For extra ballsiness, at one point he does this while SHOOTING at Riggs. [[spoiler:Murtaugh [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome revokes it a second later.]]]]]]
18th Jul '17 3:06:25 PM Divra
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* RealityEnsues: "So, Sergeant Murtaugh, how, exactly did you rebuild your house twice, buy a new boat and send two kids to college on a police sergeant's salary? And why are you so reticient to tell us about where the money came from? SuperheroInsurance isn't a thing, you know." By the time "4" rolls around, Riggs comes to the conclusion Murtaugh is [[DirtyCop on the take]], and tells him as much. It turns out to be untrue, but given the amounts of money Murtaugh has thrown around not an unreasonable thing to think.
** Similarly, when Riggs accuses him of corruption, Murtaugh is deeply hurt, and it takes nearly the entire film for the rift between him and Riggs to heal. It turns out that no matter how close you are, some things simply cannot be EasilyForgiven.
13th Jul '17 8:35:35 PM Jupree
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* BrooklynRage: particularly in Murtaugh, since he sounds like a New Yorker. Danny Glover also sounds like a New Yorker, despite being from San Francisco. The rage intesifies when they and Murtaugh have an argument.

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* BrooklynRage: particularly in Murtaugh, since he sounds like a New Yorker. Danny Glover also sounds like a New Yorker, despite being from San Francisco. The rage intesifies when they and Murtaugh have an argument. In the final movie he even goes as far as to punch Roger in the face for allegedly hiding info about his daughter.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Although all of the movies contain a fair amount of 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.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although all of the movies contain a fair amount of 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. Then again, the unlikable moments Murtaugh has, in the fourth movie, particularly in one where he punches Roger for a misunderstanding, gives this one competition.
13th Jul '17 8:28:57 PM Jupree
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* BrooklynRage: particularly in Murtaugh, since he sounds like a New Yorker. Danny Glover also sounds like a New Yorker, despite being from San Francisco. The rage intesifies when they and Murtaugh have an argument.
2nd Jul '17 8:58:58 PM block99productions
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* PowerTrio: Riggs, Murtaugh, and Getz.
29th Jun '17 7:56:03 AM Darkmage7280
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Subverted: Riggs finds the idea disgusting.
28th Jun '17 9:17:41 PM BohemianBob43
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* BigBad: General Peter McAllister runs the heroi. Ring our heroes are busting up.

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* BigBad: General Peter McAllister [=McAllister=] runs the heroi. Ring heroin ring our heroes are busting up.
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