History Film / LethalWeapon

21st Sep '16 6:22:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* StealthParody: These movies are [[GenreSavvy more than aware of the genre they inhabit]], which many people don't catch. Creator/RogerEbert said that the main problem with the movie parody ''Loaded Weapon 1'' was that it was trying to make fun of a movie series that featured an exploding toilet.

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* StealthParody: These movies are [[GenreSavvy more than aware of the genre they inhabit]], inhabit, which many people don't catch. Creator/RogerEbert said that the main problem with the movie parody ''Loaded Weapon 1'' was that it was trying to make fun of a movie series that featured an exploding toilet.



* GenreSavvy: Played straight by the bus driver whose car collides with [=McAllister's=]. He quickly backs the bus back several yards, [[spoiler:just in case the car were to explode.]] Smart man.



* 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, "[[GenreSavvy 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, "[[GenreSavvy I "I am just checking to make sure I am not standing on plastic]].plastic."



* GenreSavvy:
** Subverted hilariously. Riggs insists that he and Murtaugh go into the parking garage to try and defuse the bomb because "the bomb squad never gets there on time", as if that's a truism he's learned from experience or possibly from watching too many movies. After Riggs screws it up ("GRAB THE CAT!"), the bomb squad arrives seconds later. They would have had more than enough time to defuse the bomb if not for Riggs. They give him a sarcastic round of applause, too.
** Played straight by Murtaugh in the same scene, who argues against messing with the bomb because he's only eight days from retirement and he doesn't want to do anything stupid.



* TheStinger: Complimenting the scene in GenreSavvy, Riggs and Murtaugh arrive at a building where a bomb had been discovered. They discuss again or not to go in... and just as they stop at the building, it explodes and both leave as Riggs states "I hope nobody saw us".

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* TheStinger: Complimenting the scene in GenreSavvy, Riggs and Murtaugh arrive at a building where a bomb had been discovered. They discuss again or not to go in... and just as they stop at the building, it explodes and both leave as Riggs states "I hope nobody saw us".
20th Sep '16 1:37:21 AM contrafanxxx
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* GunsAkimbo: Riggs and Murtaugh during the subway shootout.
19th Sep '16 2:07:40 PM contrafanxxx
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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The climactic shootout.
6th Sep '16 12:31:37 PM madius
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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: The film takes place over the last eight days before Murtaugh's retirement. [[spoiler:In the end, he doesn't retire.]]
3rd Sep '16 3:27:41 PM Darkmage7280
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** And a random jaywalker by pulling guns on him and pretending to gun him down.
** And the director of Rianne's movie.
** Lorna Cole by assaulting a crook who... verbally abused her. Hell, it appears much of the movie is a TookALevelInJerkass for the main characters.
2nd Sep '16 9:35:01 PM Michael_McManus
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* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:Lorna]] gets a non-fatal one to "motivate" Riggs to kill Jack Travis... Even though it would've been much better for Murtaugh to take out the main baddie given his own arc in the film.
2nd Sep '16 9:21:50 PM Michael_McManus
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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! However, Lorna's two bulletproof vests stop them dead. Somehow.

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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! However, Lorna's two bulletproof vests stop them dead. Somehow.BigBad!



%%* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: A brutal example.

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%%* * OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: A brutal example.example. Murtaugh gets into a shootout with a teenage gang member who turns out to be [[spoiler:a friend of his son's.]]
1st Sep '16 5:51:46 AM k410ren
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Endo the TortureTechnician is first glimpsed at the desert meeting, and is in the [=JetRanger=] when it chases after Rianne in the limo.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Endo the TortureTechnician is first glimpsed at the desert meeting, and is in the [=JetRanger=] when it chases after Rianne in the limo. He's also mentioned in the scene where Joshua burns himself.
18th Aug '16 9:59:56 AM Gitman
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* PreMortemOneLiner: Non-verbal version; after putting a bomb in Murtaugh's toilet, the bad guys wrote "boom" on the toilet paper. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain If they hadn't, Roger probably would have stood up and been killed as planned.]]

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* PreMortemOneLiner: Non-verbal version; after putting a bomb in Murtaugh's toilet, the bad guys wrote "boom" "BOOM YOU'RE DEAD" on the toilet paper. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain If they hadn't, Roger probably would have stood up and been killed as planned.]]
18th Aug '16 9:04:56 AM Gitman
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--> '''Murphy:''' You know what? I don't give a fuck, okay? That's why I don't have an ulcer, cause I know when to say "I don't give a fuck."

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--> -->'''Murtaugh:''' Captain, it's a shit assignment.\\
'''Murphy:''' You know what? I don't give a fuck, okay? That's why I don't have an ulcer, cause I know when to say "I don't give a fuck."



%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Rika.

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%%* * AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Rika.Rika ends up hooking up with Riggs, a badass and somewhat unhinged loose cannon.



%%* TheCavalryArrivesLate: The end of the film.

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%%* TheCavalryArrivesLate: The At the end of the film.film



%%* TheDragon: Pieter Vorstedt.

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%%* * TheDragon: Pieter Vorstedt.Vorstedt is a highly skilled martial artist and top enforcer to the mostly NonActionBigBad, Arjen Rudd.
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