History Headscratchers / LethalWeapon

22nd Oct '17 2:38:27 AM FlashSteps
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*** But they don't don't anything about the shipment that was coming in other than the fact that it's due in the next few days. They don't know who's delivering it, how it's being delivered, or where it's coming in.

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*** But they don't don't know anything about the shipment that was coming in other than the fact that it's due in the next few days. They don't know who's delivering it, how it's being delivered, or where it's coming in.
22nd Oct '17 12:45:21 AM FlashSteps
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** If I remember correctly from the script, IMDB or somewhere, the idea was that the cop killers penetrated both plates but were sufficiently slowed down by those that by the time they reached her body, they only went superficially (skin deep if you will) into her chest, avoiding vital organ damage but still risking her life through bleedout and she would have died if not for prompt medical attention (which she gets).
22nd Oct '17 12:38:53 AM FlashSteps
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* What the HECK happened to Delores!? She was in Lethal Weapon 3 at the beginning, showed up again breifly later, and then she was dropped from the story line all together. What happened?

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* What the HECK happened to Delores!? She was in Lethal Weapon 3 at the beginning, showed up again breifly briefly later, and then she was dropped from the story line all together. What happened?
17th Oct '17 11:31:37 PM DoctorNemesis
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** They also don't just want to know what they know; they also want to know what, if anything, they may have told others. If it's just two cops who bumbled into their operation, fine. If it's two cops who've bumbled into their operation who have then gone on to tell other cops, then that's the entire operation potentially at risk.

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** They also don't just want to know what they know; they also want to know what, if anything, they may have told others. If it's just two cops who bumbled into their operation, fine.fine, they can just be killed, no harm done. If it's two cops who've bumbled into their operation who have then gone on to tell other cops, then that's the entire operation potentially at risk.
17th Oct '17 11:21:23 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Since any complaints the South African government might raise about Riggs and Murtagh's conduct would be rapidly countered with the plentiful evidence that South African diplomats were engaged in the far more serious acts of smuggling drugs into the United States and kidnapping and murdering local police officers and citizens, and since the United States government is going to be less than thrilled with the South African government over that to begin with, the South African government doesn't exactly have much of a leg to stand on. It's practically guaranteed that the South African government wouldn't kick up that much of a stink in case they make things worse for themselves. Most likely, they offered a lot of profound regrets and apologies, took their lumps and, like the troper above said, just waited for the whole mess to go away as quickly as possible.

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** Since any complaints the South African government might raise about Riggs and Murtagh's conduct would be rapidly countered with the plentiful evidence that South African diplomats were engaged in the far more serious acts of smuggling drugs into the United States and kidnapping and murdering local police officers and citizens, and since the United States government is going to be less than thrilled with the South African government over that to begin with, the South African government doesn't exactly have much of a leg to stand on. It's practically guaranteed that the South African government wouldn't kick up that much of a stink in case they make things worse for themselves. Most likely, they offered a lot of profound regrets and apologies, insisted that Rudd and his cronies were rogue elements operating without any official sanction from the South African government, unreservedly condemned their actions, took their lumps and, like the troper above said, just waited for the whole mess to go away as quickly as possible.
17th Oct '17 11:18:02 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Remember also that the bad guys are all Special Forces veterans of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. They quite likely learned their torture methodology during that time frame.

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** Remember also that the bad guys are all Special Forces veterans of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. They quite likely learned their torture methodology during that time frame.frame.
** They also don't just want to know what they know; they also want to know what, if anything, they may have told others. If it's just two cops who bumbled into their operation, fine. If it's two cops who've bumbled into their operation who have then gone on to tell other cops, then that's the entire operation potentially at risk.
12th Jun '17 1:10:40 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Bearing in mind the dismaying level of [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety gun-related ignorance]] on display across the entire series, it's unlikely the writer knew trauma plates were even a ''thing'', let alone made sure a character used one without demonstrating it in-story.

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** Bearing in mind the dismaying level of [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety gun-related ignorance]] on display across the entire series, it's unlikely the writer knew trauma plates were even a ''thing'', let alone made sure a character used was using one without demonstrating calling any attention to it in-story.
27th May '17 12:04:33 PM nombretomado
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** Remember also that the bad guys are all Special Forces veterans of TheVietnamWar. They quite likely learned their torture methodology during that time frame.

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** Remember also that the bad guys are all Special Forces veterans of TheVietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. They quite likely learned their torture methodology during that time frame.
4th Aug '16 3:16:31 PM lorgskyegon
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** Joshua's a sadist, so the interrogation and kidnapping is mostly just a pretext for some ColdBloodedTorture and revenge against the heroes.

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** Joshua's a sadist, so the interrogation and kidnapping is mostly just a pretext for some ColdBloodedTorture and revenge against the heroes.heroes.
** Remember also that the bad guys are all Special Forces veterans of TheVietnamWar. They quite likely learned their torture methodology during that time frame.
25th Feb '16 10:05:10 AM dangerdan97
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* What was the point of all the torturing and hostage-taking in the first movie? Those sorts of things are for when someone has something you want but don't have. Not for finding out how much they know. They clearly weren't going to believe Murtaugh and Riggs if they said anything less than explaining the entire plan in full detail, so why don't they just assume they know everything and move on? It's the only answer they're prepared to accept anyway, and it's pretty commmon-sense.

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* What was the point of all the torturing and hostage-taking in the first movie? Those sorts of things are for when someone has something you want but don't have. Not for finding out how much they know. They clearly weren't going to believe Murtaugh and Riggs if they said anything less than explaining the entire plan in full detail, so why don't they just assume they know everything and move on? It's the only answer they're prepared to accept anyway, and it's pretty commmon-sense.commmon-sense.
** Joshua's a sadist, so the interrogation and kidnapping is mostly just a pretext for some ColdBloodedTorture and revenge against the heroes.
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