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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: About 2/3 through the film, Colt heads to Luger's house because he's checking to see if he's in trouble. As Colt quietly and slowly ascends the staircase, a shadow of a guy's hand can be seen creeping towards Colt, but pulls back when Colt turns around. This shadowy figure is never heard from again.
  • Cliché Storm: Parodied with this exchange:
    Gen. Morters: Where's the microfilm, Mike?
    Mike McCracken: I don't know, I gave it to York. I thought she was one of your men.
    Gen. Morters: Act in haste, repent in leisure.
    Mike McCracken: But he who hesitates is lost.
    Gen. Morters: Never judge a book by its cover.
    Mike McCracken: What you see is what you get.
    Gen. Morters: Loose lips, sink ships...
    [Gen. Morters, cornered, looks to Mr. Jigsaw]
    [Mr. Jigsaw consults Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, shakes his head]
    Gen. Morters: Sorry Mike, no good.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Luger and Frozone both use Hai Karate and are both played by Samuel L. Jackson.
    • Colt and Luger at one point commandeer a couple of kids bicycles. A few years later, in Lethal Weapon 4 Murtuagh does the same thing.
    • A villain named "Jigsaw?" Why does that sound familiar?
  • Ho Yay: During the Silence of the Lambs parody:
    Leacher: Look to a man with whom you were involved.
    [Colt reminisces holding hands with a biker and skipping on a beach]
    Leacher: No, not him. It was in Vietnam.
    [Colt reminisces holding hands with a Vietnamese man and skipping on a beach]
    Leacher: No, you disappoint me, Mr. Colt. It was Mortars. General Mortars.
    [Colt starts to reminisce, then looks disgusted]
    Colt: Wait a minute! I never-
    Leacher: I didn't mean that kind of involvement.
  • Redundant Parody: Brought up by Roger Ebert in his negative review of the movie; he says the movie is a satire of the Lethal Weapon movies, which it is, but he argues that the Lethal Weapon series itself is a satire, what with the main character jumping off a building handcuffed to another character, and another person sitting on a toilet rigged with a bomb while the news media films it live, etc.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Denise Richards appears as an extra in one scene.


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