History Film / LethalWeapon

3rd Dec '16 5:39:22 PM BohemianBob43
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* PreMortemOneLiner: Just before Murtaugh [[spoiler:shoots [=McAllister=]'s driver]].
--> '''Murtaugh:''' No way you live, no way.
12th Nov '16 1:50:45 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BizarreAndImprobableBallistics: The "cop-killer" bullets that are the basis of the plot seem a tad inconsistent in their destruction; they are so powerful that they can not only punch through two sides of a steel drum AND a vest worn by Billy (killing him), they can even penetrate a bulldozer blade and its engine block to kill the BigBad!

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* BizarreAndImprobableBallistics: The "cop-killer" bullets that are the basis of the plot seem a tad inconsistent in their destruction; they are so powerful that they can not only punch through two sides of a steel drum AND a vest worn by Billy (killing him), they can even penetrate a bulldozer blade and its engine block to kill the BigBad!BigBad! Two vests, however, stops 'em dead.
11th Oct '16 4:23:17 AM JackG
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: During the hostage exchange, Murtaugh takes a grenade from his pocket and says he'll blow them all up if his daughter isn't released first. [[spoiler:It's only a smoke grenade.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: During the hostage exchange, Murtaugh takes a grenade from his pocket and says he'll blow them all up if his daughter isn't released first. [[spoiler:It's only a smoke grenade.]]
11th Oct '16 4:22:03 AM JackG
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: During the hostage exchange, Murtaugh takes a grenade from his pocket and says he'll blow them all up if his daughter isn't released first. [[spoiler:It's only a smoke grenade.]]
-->'''Joshua:''' He's bluffing! He'd never risk harming his own daughter.
-->'''Murtaugh:''' If she's going to die, [[TogetherInDeath she's going to die with me!]] My way, not yours!
11th Oct '16 4:15:03 AM JackG
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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: Roger's daughter is kidnapped so he will give himself up to the villains, who want to find out how much he knows. Knowing they plan to kill their hostage anyway, Murtaugh and Riggs decide to pull their own surprise.

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: Daughter]]:
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Roger's daughter is kidnapped so he will give himself up to the villains, who want to find out how much he knows. Knowing they plan to kill their hostage anyway, Murtaugh and Riggs decide to pull their own surprise.surprise.
** Hunsaker's daughter is murdered, but when Murtaugh starts to pressure him to talk Hunsaker points out he has a second daughter who can also be threatened.
11th Oct '16 4:07:56 AM foxley
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* FakeInTheHole: After the villains kidnap his daughter, Roger Murtaugh pulls the pin from a grenade, [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled saying he will kill everyone unless she's released unharmed]]. The villains argue over whether or not he's bluffing, but when the shooting starts Murtaugh throws the grenade making them run for cover. It turns out to be a smoke grenade.
11th Oct '16 4:05:45 AM JackG
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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: Roger's daughter is kidnapped so he will give himself up to the villains, who want to find out how much he knows. Knowing they plan to kill their hostage anyway, Murtaugh and Riggs decide to pull their own surprise.
4th Oct '16 6:14:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: The film originally ended with Riggs and Murthaugh parting ways, with the latter revealing that he plans to retire. Warner Bros. changed this, sensing they had a hit on their hands.


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* RevisedEnding: The film originally ended with Riggs dying from his wounds. An alternate ending featured a Thanksgiving dinner at the Murtaugh house which is attended by both Riggs and Rika Van Dan Haas. Creator/RichardDonner later decided that Rika [[spoiler:should be killed to further fuel Riggs' hatred of the South African diplomats. With Rika dead, this entire ending had to be scrapped. This ending was filmed prior to filming some of the other scenes from the film, including most of the second half where Riggs and Murtaugh go into final showdown with South Africans]]. Another reason why this ending was not used is because filmmakers weren't sure about whether Riggs should die or live at the end of the film.
4th Oct '16 2:11:10 PM rafi
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Easily the darkest and most violent entry in the series.
4th Oct '16 1:51:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Easily the darkest and most violent entry in the series.



* CaliforniaDoubling: In the case of CaliforniaDoubling, it's {{Inverted}}. The guy who says "Bravo" after the first building was blown up in the third film? 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.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: In the case of CaliforniaDoubling, it's {{Inverted}}. The guy who says "Bravo" after the first building was blown up in the third film? 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.
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