Lethal Weapon 3

  • 15
  • Richard Donner (1992)
  • US
  • 115 min
Lethal Weapon 3
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

The Lethal Weapon series just gets progressively dumber. It's meant in the nicest possible way, however, as mindless mayhem doesn't come much slicker than in these action extravaganzas starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as mismatched cops. Even though the law of diminishing returns is starting to have an effect, the sheer scale of the set pieces in this second sequel will keep fans more than satisfied. This time around, Gibson gets a girl after his own heart (cop Rene Russo with an equally impressive collection of battle scars), soon-to-retire partner Danny Glover looks more worried than ever, and Joe Pesci finds himself the butt of the duo's jokes. Stuart Wilson, meanwhile, takes over from Joss Ackland as the obligatory imported British villain and enjoys himself immensely as the former cop-turned-monstrous crime lord. Disengage the brain and enjoy.

Plot Summary

Action comedy thriller starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci. Days before he is due to retire, detective Roger Murtaugh, along with his partner Martin Riggs, is demoted after an attempt to defuse a bomb results in the destruction of an office building. But the maverick cops' return to the beat is short-lived, and they are soon back in plain clothes and in hot pursuit of a former cop now involved in gun running.

Cast and crew

Cast

Martin Riggs
Mel Gibson
Roger Murtaugh
Danny Glover
Leo Getz
Joe Pesci
Lorna Cole
Rene Russo
Jack Travis
Stuart Wilson (1)
Captain Murphy
Steve Kahan
Trish Murtaugh
Darlene Love
Rianne Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe
Nick Murtaugh
Damon Hines
Carrie Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith
Tyrone
Gregory Millar
Hatchett
Nick Chinlund
Young cop
Jason Meshover-Iorg
Herman Walters
Alan Scarfe
Delores
Delores Hall
Dr Stephanie Woods
Mary Ellen Trainor
Billy Phelps
Mark Pellegrino
Smitty
John Cenatiempo
Hershel
Danny Wynands
Jaywalker
Andrew Hill Newman
Ernie/Detective
Kenneth Tigar
First henchman/Hubie
Pete Antico
Henchman
Sven-Ole Thorsen
Henchman
Paul Tuerpe
Squad member
Ronnie Alicino
Squad member
Henry Brown
Squad member
Eric Briant Wells
Squad member
Miguel A Nunez Jr
Squad member
Philip Moon
Darryl
Bobby Wynn

Crew

Director
Richard Donner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Brothers
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Warner Home Video
Categories
Drama

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