Lethal Weapon 3

May 15th, 1992


Lethal Weapon 3

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Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh...

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.6/10 (60,361 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Richard Donner

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci

Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation.

Writers: Shane Black, Jeffrey Boam

Mel Gibson - Martin Riggs
Danny Glover - Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci - Leo Getz
Rene Russo - Lorna Cole
Stuart Wilson - Jack Travis
Steve Kahan - Captain Murphy
Darlene Love - Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe - Rianne Murtaugh
Damon Hines - Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith - Carrie Murtaugh
Gregory Millar - Tyrone
Nick Chinlund - Hatchett
Jason Rainwater - Young Cop (as Jason Meshover-Iorg)
Alan Scarfe - Herman Walters
Delores Hall - Delores

Taglines: The magic is back again!

Release Date: 15 May 1992

Filming Locations: Burbank, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $33,243,086 (USA) (17 May 1992) (2510 Screens)

Gross: $319,700,000 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (director's cut)

Did You Know?

After receiving the unusual writing credits (Story by Jeffrey Boam, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam and Jeffrey Boam & Robert Mark Kamen), the advertising department assumed it was a misprint and produced posters with the credits "Story by Jeffrey Boam, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam and Robert Mark Kamen". After a few of the posters had been sent out, the WGA contacted the department, telling them that the initial credits were the correct ones, and ordering the posters to be recalled and destroyed. A few still remain in circulation, however.

Crew or equipment visible: Steadicam and operator visible when Riggs' motorcycle falls from the highway.

[during a fight, Lorna grabs a man's crotch, making Murtaugh and Riggs wince]
Martin Riggs: Grabbed his clusters!

User Review

An Enjoyable Action Comedy

Rating: 7/10

Los Angeles police sergeant Roger Murtaugh and his partner, Sergeant Martin Riggs, arrest Billy Phelps for trying to rob an armored truck, this being just 8 days until Murtaugh is scheduled to retire. In the interrogation room, Billy is murdered by Lieutenant Jack Edward Travis, a vicious former cop who now sells guns that are stolen from evidence storage facilities. The investigation of Travis teams Riggs and Murtaugh up with Sergeant Lorna Cole of the Internal Affairs Division. Martin Riggs has finally meets his match with Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Later, in a shootout against a street gang, Murtaugh kills a gangster who turns out to be Darrell Smithers, the best friend of Murtaugh's son Nick. A guilt ridden Murtaugh later tries to drink himself to death, but Riggs helps him realize that they must go after Travis, the man that Darrell's gun came from. They are also joined by the hectic Leo Getz whom is now a legitimate real estate agent.

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Joe Pesci are back with director Richard Donner for the third installment of the Lethal Weapon Saga, this time joined by Rene Russo. Just like the first 2, this film has plenty of comedy and allot of amazing action. This is a very enjoyable adventure.


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