R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Paul Tuerpe appears in all four Lethal Weapon movies, but always in slightly different roles. He played 'Mercenary' in the first, 'Hitman' in the second, 'Henchman #3' in the third, and 'Helicoptor Co-pilot' in the fourth.
Is he black?
Martin Riggs: Too much armor on, I can't tell!
Roger Murtaugh: No, not him! The father of the baby!
Martin Riggs: ...Okay!
Roger Murtaugh: Oh, please let him be black!
During Riggs' and Murtaugh's chase on the freeway the window on Murtaugh's side of the car is alternately closed (in most long shots) or open (in close-ups).
When the Warner Bros. Logo gets finished, the shield explodes, segueing into the opening credits.
The UK video and DVD versions are the same as the UK cinema version, all of which had 1m 33s of footage cut to receive the more commercially lucrative "15" certificate. Among the cuts were edits to head-butts, neck breaks, kickings, an eye gouging, a man being garroted with wire, and heavy reductions in sound during the fight scenes to remove violent noise effects. Various scenes of threat (such as the house fire scene) were also reduced in visuals and sound, and sometimes frames were removed from punches and kicks to faces to reduce their impact. The UK Blu-ray is uncut and retains the "15" rating.
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
$34,048,124 12 July 1998