R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
The only film in the Lethal Weapon franchise in which Riggs drives a blue GMC Sierra. In the other films, Riggs drives a black GMC Sierra.
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd:
Mr. Getz got away. A missed opportunity and he gets away. He slips right through our fingers, and into the hands of the police.
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd: What are you doing?
Pieter Vorstedt: I was just checking to see if I was standing on plastic.
When Vorstedt reveals to Riggs that he was the one who mistakenly killed his wife, the whole subplot makes very little sense. If the "contract" was on Riggs' life, it's unlikely that Vorstedt would just drop it after the mistake and fail to proceed to kill Riggs himself. It's also unlikely for a character like Riggs to give up a hot case even after a grave loss. Even if he was pulled off the case, someone else in the PD would have picked it up after him.
The Merrie Melodies theme is briefly heard during the opening sequence.
To receive a 15 certificate, the UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC. These cuts included:
$20,388,800 (USA) (9 July 1989)
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