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.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.Written by
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Wah Sing Ku pulls apart Riggs's pistol by grabbing it and pulling the top slide off of it. The pistol is a Baretta 92FS, and it can indeed be disabled that way by pressing a release button on the right side of the pistol, then pulling down the disassembly lever on the left side, followed by simply removing the slide. However the closeup of Jet Li's hand grabbing the gun reveals that the disassembly lever has already been pulled down to make it easier for the actor to do it. See more »
When the Warner Bros. Logo gets finished, the shield explodes, segueing into the opening credits. See more »
The televised network version only has a static black background during the credits, without the original photo album. The censored network version revises Riggs's naming of the four fathers ("Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and uh, Fucko"), by changing "Fucko" to "Typo". See more »
It is extremely rare for the fourth film in a series to be just as good as it's three predecessors. Lethal Weapon 4 was awesome.
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover had no trouble recreating the magic from the first three films. The humour was there, the action was there and the chemistry between them was there. Joe Pesci was back as Leo Getz.
Lethal Weapon 3 was released in 1992, Lethal Weapon 4 was released in 1998. Six years had passed yet none of the actors or production staff involved in Lethal Weapon 4 had any problem in making a great movie.
The action throughout is brilliant (are real American policemen as mad as Riggs and Murtaugh?). And of course the humour is there; particularly the beginning of the movie where Murtaugh (Danny Glover) strips down to his underwear in the rain and acts like a chicken in order to distract the bad guy. There are other humorous scenes throughout and a great plot too.
Roll on Lethal Weapon 5.
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