Lethal Weapon 4

Lethal Weapon 4

Richard Donner (1998)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The fourth instalment in the action series is a slight improvement on the bloated Lethal Weapon 3, but there's still a "going through the motions" feel to it all. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover continue to bicker away amicably, Joe Pesci remains the butt of most of their jokes, while the pregnant Rene Russo is stuck largely on the sidelines. Stand-up comedian Chris Rock makes his first appearance in the franchise as a wisecracking cop, but the most notable new addition is Jet Li, the Hong Kong action star whose awesome fighting skills leave the rest of the cast looking rather old and ungainly. Otherwise it's business as usual, with director Richard Donner laying on the requisite destruction as Gibson and Glover track down a ruthless Triad gang that specialises in smuggling immigrants.


Mismatched LAPD detectives Riggs and Murtaugh stumble across a ship transporting Chinese immigrants into the US. As they try to get to the bottom of the organisation behind the smuggling, they find themselves up against a master criminal who is an expert in martial arts and heads a triad responsible for people-trafficking and forgery. Action adventure sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Joe Pesci, Jet Li and Chris Rock.

Cast & Crew

Martin Riggs Mel Gibson
Roger Murtaugh Danny Glover
Leo Getz Joe Pesci
Lorna Cole Rene Russo
Lee Butters Chris Rock
Wah Sing Ku Jet Li
Captain Murphy Steve Kahan
Uncle Benny Kim Chan
Trish Murtaugh Darlene Love
Rianne Traci Wolfe
Director Richard Donner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray