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Characters: Lethal Weapon
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Martin Riggs (played by Mel Gibson)

Roger Murtaugh (played by Danny Glover)

Leo Getz (played by Joe Pesci)

Lorna Cole (played by Rene Russo)

Lee Butters (played by Chris Rock)


General Peter McAllister (played by Mitchell Ryan)

Mr. Joshua (played by Gary Busey)

Arjen Rudd (played by Joss Ackland)

Pieter Vorstedt (played by Derrick O'Conner)

Jack Travis (played by Stuart Wilson)

  • Big Bad: Third movie
  • Dirty Ex-Cop
  • Evil Counterpart: Like Riggs, he was an incredibly tough cop who bent the rules and got results, and they have many of the same snarky personality quirks. He's essentially a dark "what-if" version of who and what Riggs might've become if he'd continued down the self-destructive path he was on after Vicky died. Naturally, he and Riggs hate each other immediately.
  • Fisticuffs Boss
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed by the same "Cop-killer" bullets he has stolen and smuggled.

Wah Sing Ku (played by Jet Li)

  • Badass: Probably the most Badass character in the entire series. He takes on Riggs and Murtaugh at the same time, twice, and both times he kicks their asses- the first time, effortlessly; the second, he wants them to suffer, but even though he dies he still nearly kills both of them with his bare hands (literally) and after the fight both characters are in crutches.
    • He kicks the ass of many other characters in the film as well. He also takes Rigg's gun apart in one swift move with one-hand, and at one point he actually dodges a bullet.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted; he spends the whole film working to buy the release of his older brother, then tries to avenge him once Riggs and Murtaugh kill him.
  • Catchphrase: "In Hong Kong, you'd be dead".
  • Dragon-in-Chief/Big Bad: He is technically working to free his bosses, one of whom is his brother. But since they are all in prison he's the one who actually drives the plot.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones
  • Fisticuffs Boss
  • Implacable Man
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Star-Making Role: This was Jet Li's introduction to the U.S audiences. And it was awesome.
    • He was quite glad to take it, as Chinese studios didn't want him to play villains, so this was also his first real bad guy role.
  • The Triads and the Tongs: One of these guys.

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