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.
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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One of the reasons why producer Joel Silver hired screenwriter Channing Gibson to write the script for Lethal Weapon 4 is because he liked the work Gibson did on re-writes of the 1993 spec script by other screenwriter Steven Maeda, titled Sandblast. Around 1995 and 1996 it was going to be made into an action thriller (described as both Die Hard and Cliffhanger in sandstorm) starring Wesley Snipes as army specialist and mine expert who has to work with team of US commandos and find several lost nuclear warheads in Iraq desert wasteland during huge sandstorm, before team of traitorous Green Berets finds them first, and Jean Claude Van Damme would play the main villain and leader of Green Berets, but that entire project got cancelled. See more »
In the final shootout, Roger tells Riggs he only has 2 bullets left. Then after Butters takes a bullet for him, Roger fires 2 bullets at the man who shot at him. Then he later kills one of the Four Fathers with his "final" bullet. He should have been out already. 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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