Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.


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27 December 2014 | slightlymad22
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| Massive Drop In Quality
Plot In A Paragraph: Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Glover) pursue a former L.A.P.D. lieutenant turned ruthless arms dealer, during the six days prior to Murtaugh's retirement.

There is a massive drop in quality from the first two movies, and I think it is not helped by a lame villain. Rene Russo is a good addition to the cast though. This is a much watered down Lethal Weapon movie compared to the first two movies, and for this Zoner, Lethal Weapon 3 is the low point of the franchise for me. The lack of Shane Black is obvious. They up the comedy even more this time, and it falls a bit flat for me. The humour in the first two was great, this has a female security guard chasing Murtaugh around whilst Riggs is tricking him into kicking water coolers over.

Riggs is an absolute jerk at times in this one!! Gone is the man overcome with grief, looking for a reason to get through the day and is dangerously unpredictable as a result. Instead we get someone who eats raw onions and dog biscuits, threatens Jaywalkers with his gun, beats up movie directors, knocks out handcuffed suspects and makes random guesses on what Wire to cut on a bomb!! And that's without mention his treatment of his best friend and partner Murtaugh.

He constantly berates him about retiring despite it being the sensible option. Especially since he can't dress himself without accidentally setting off his gun. Riggs repeatedly put him in unnecessary danger. Surely Riggs should want his best friend safe at home with his family, out of danger. But no, he is incredibly selfish!!

Joe Pesci who I loved in the last one, is awful here. There is no reason for him to be here and he's just irritating.

Does the movie director Riggs assaults remind anyone of Steven Spielberg??

Lethal Weapon 3 grossed $144 million to finish the 4th highest grossing movie of 1992.

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Trivia

Winona Ryder was the first choice for the role of Lorna, but Joel Silver felt that Ryder was too young for the role. But against Silver's wishes, Richard Donner offered her the part anyway. She turned it down, due to her being busy shooting Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and because she had no interest in doing action movies. Joan Cusack, Linda Hamilton, Laura Dern, Brooke Shields, Geena Davis, and Kirstie Alley were also considered for the role.


Quotes

Captain Ed Murphy: Wait a minute! Look, maybe these guys can contribute something to this case.
Ernie - Detective: From what I've seen of their records, the only thing they do contribute is mayhem and chaos.
Martin Riggs: No, I'm Chaos, and he's Mayhem. We're a double act. What are we, required reading...


Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Lorna when she flips a guy in the garage fight scene.


Crazy Credits

During the credits you can hear that another bomb has been discovered. When Martin and Roger show up in their car, they have this discussion again whether or not to go in. Just as they stop at the building, the whole building explodes and you can hear Martin saying, while backing up the car, "I hope nobody saw us".


Alternate Versions

The German release was rated FSK 16 and is uncut. On the television, a version cut down to FSK 12 has been aired once.


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Latin Lingo
Written by
Deejay Muggs (as Lawrence Muggerud), B-Real (as Louis Freeze) and Sen D.O.G. (as Senen Reyes)
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Ruffhouse/Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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