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To start with, I've watched all of the Lethal Weapon films and my personal opinion towards them all would be that they are absolutely fantastic and they are definitely thrillers!
But the only one that I have really loved since I first saw it was Lethal Weapon 3 because I think it's got the most action included and it's a lot more thrilling than 1, 2 and 4!
What's Lethal Weapon 3 about?
This all-time thriller is directed by Richard Donner and stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci.
Riggs and Murtaugh are back in yet another thriller called Lethal Weapon 3! This time, they are back to pursue a dangerous arms dealer who was a former L.A.P.D officer.
Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1991 detective thriller starring the one and only Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and the star of all time Danny Glover who plays Roger Murtaugh. Riggs finally meets the love of his life Lorna Cole, a pretty but strong policewoman.
In the film, Riggs and Murtaugh are sent to investigate a suspected bomb in an evacuated building but Riggs decides to disarm the bomb himself but makes it detonate quicker! When the building has blew up Riggs and Murtaugh get demoted back to uniformed officer and have to patrol the streets! While on street patrol, they come across an attempted armored car hijacking which they successfully bring to a halt. Because of there great efforts they both get reinstated back to L.A.P.D Detectives.
Jack Travis then goes to the county lockup using his police identity to gain access. He then executes the other hijacker without knowing he's committed it on camera.
When Riggs and Cole visit the scene to investigate, they immediately identify the killer.
Back at the station, Riggs, Murtaugh and Cole are viewing the video footage when they are interrupted by Leo Getz there old mate. A short while after, Leo manages to recognize Travis and tells them where can be found.
After, the three split up onto the construction site where Leo told them Travis could be found. After a few gunfights, they manage to kill Travis.
That's the basic outline and plot of Lethal Weapon 3!
Why should I purchase Lethal Weapon 3?
There are many great reasons to why you should purchase Lethal Weapon 3 and they are:
1. Lethal Weapon 3 is a fully action packed thriller starring the one and only Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci!
2. There are many different gun fights and physical violence throughout the film.
3. It's quite funny and comical in some scenes of the film but very serious also.
Where can I purchase this amazing film from?
You can purchase this film from Amazon, Ebay and many other internet based selling sites. You can also buy Lethal Weapon 3 from HMV for a whopping £5.00!
This film is definitely worth buying and watching because of it's action packed, spine tingling and thrilling action scenes! For adults who love a good action film!
Lethal Weapon 3 is very much a sequel that was made for the money more than anything else. It's entertaining enough, but you do feel that the franchise did become more about the money and action than the plot. Unlike the first film, the plot in this is pretty simple and not deep. However, as I say, it's still very worth watching as the best buddy act with Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) along with Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) and Rene Russo all go around LA destroying things in their path.
At the beginning of the film, a car bomb is found in a building. Rather than wait for the bomb disposal experts, Riggs decides that he can do himself. Murtaugh knows that Riggs won't do it in time, but goes anyway. The look at the bomb, and Riggs pulls the wire. Rather than stop the bomb, he manges to speed the timer up. Both Riggs and Murtaugh have to run, and the building blows up and collapsed (the director used a real building, just to make it more fun).
So, Riggs and Murtaugh are both busted back down to the street. But they're unable to stay out of trouble, and after a thrilling robbery chase, they are able to discover an internal affairs investigation into the disappearance of evidence, including bullets that can pass through bullet proof jackets.
Riggs and Murtaugh are able to sneak their way back into detection and are forced to work with internal affairs officer Lorna Cole (Rene Russo), and use Leo Getz to assist them. Soon, their lives are placed at risk as they discover the man behind the disappearance of the evidence, and how he is using it, leading to a huge finale with non stop action.
The acting, as with all the Lethal Weapon films, speaks for itself. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are as good as ever as the good cop and the bad/psycho cop. And there is great support from Joe Pesci as Leo Getz and Rene Russo as Lorna Cole.
But this film is more about the action than the acting, and does have some brilliant action in it. The first scene where the real building was demolished set the standard, and there are several scenes that are all action packed. But the final scene is a huge effort and explosion and action, and that alone makes this well worth watching.
Lethal Weapon 3 is the buddy action film Starring Danny Glover, Mel Gibson and joe pesci.
Riggs and Murdoch are demoted for a mistake and whilst on the beat uncover an ex corrupt cops plot to steal from the police. Leo returns to annoy the two as they have to deal with internal affairs and some personal demons.
Its great to see a third film being so likeable. Again the characters are great with Leop back and there reactions to him are funny but also warming as there love hate relationship plays out much of the comedy in the film. Also Riggs meets his match in Renne Russo's internal affairs agent who gives him a run for his money. The chemistry between the two partners is just as good and the scene where they have a drunen heart to heart is well played and strangley moving despite the punching and bits of comedy. The film stands its own in the series. Despite a reppetitive formula the opening scene of the film with the 3 burning in the ground just shows how big the series has become.
The action scenes are great and well staged and Gibson plays the action hero very well.
The jokes between the two character are effective and you still believe there bond is the same as it was.
A cracking third entry
Lethal Weapon sees the crime fighting pair back in action with perhaps unfortunately their annoying sidekick Leo in tow...
The third film sees corruption, friendship and oddly enough prevailing love (unlike the first two in which both of Rigg's love interests are killed by the same people). The film begins with in a parking building with Riggs and Murtaugh along with the rest of the police force wait for the bomb squad, its a brilliant scene with Riggs taking it on himself to defuse the bomb convincing Murtaugh by reminding him that the bomb squad is always late. Of course he cuts the wrong wire, insult is added to injury with the arrival of the bomb squad just seconds later. They are demoted to patrol officers but on the foiling of an armoured car robbery they discover something disturbing in the guns of the robbers... The scene contains a classic line from Riggs who is reading his rights to an unconscious perp 'You have the right to remain silent. Anything you do say won't be much'.
It turns out that bulletproof vest piercing bullets are in the guns, nicknamed 'copkillers'. The plot takes a turn when Internal Affairs takes over the investigation meaning there's something that the captain isn't telling them...
Lethal Weapon I think sees a bit of a dip in quality in the series, whilst the film is perhaps has a few more laughs in it than the previous outings Riggs' and Murtaugh's capers don't seem so plausible as they did in the previous two. The Murtaugh retirement side plot is a nice touch but only makes you wonder more whether or not these 40 and 50 somethings would be running around the place jumping from car to car, using martial arts or even using diggers in a bust whilst most men of this age would probably prefer to just have a bit of a sit down or wouldn't even be able to muster half of what the dynamic duo manage to do even if they wanted to.
I appreciate the romantic subplot for Riggs but I think when too many aspects are added to the story then we lose what the Lethal Weapon series originally was, some of the most fantastic action films ever made and maybe the directors or writers lost sight of this when they wrote in retirements and love.
One thing I do appreciates the films inclusion of the above features is laying the way for the fourth film which was more of the subplots and less about the action but I think they did it perfectly. The balance appears wrong somehow in Lethal Weapon 3.
Lethal weapon is the third installment in the series of films directed by Richard Donner.
Just three years after their previous outing, Riggs and Murtaugh are back dishing out their original style of justice with friend Leo Gets. At the start of the films we are told that Murtaugh has only one week until retirement. Riggs and Murtaugh are called a bomb threat, where Riggs persuades Murtaugh to come in with him to diffuse the bomb. They go in, only to mess it up, and blow up the building, luckily with no one getting hurt. Due to this fact they are demoted to 'Walk the Beat'. Whilst doing this, they foil an armoured Truck robbery, only to find that the thieves pistols contain armor piercing bullets. They bring one of them for interrogation. Whilst he is there, he is executed, and CCTV shows the ex policeman Jack Travis is the culprit. After finding out that Travis enjoys hockey they go to a match in hope of capturing him. He manages to escape, but not before wounding Leo. After this Riggs confronts the internal affairs officer, Cole, and they join forces. It appears that Travis has been stealing guns from LAPD storage warehouses and selling them to street gangs. They track Travis to his housing development where a gun fight ensues. After the fight, Murtaugh states that he will not retire just yet, leaving the floor open for the fourth and (possibly) the final film.
Mel Gibson as Riggs
Danny Glover as Murtaugh
Joe Pesci as Leo Getz
Rene Russo as Lorna Cole
A really good film. Perhaps not as good as the first two but nonetheless a great effort. The storyline is good, and very imaginative. The script is also written to a high standard which helps. The acting is top notch, which is what you expect from actors of this calibre. Joe Pesci is extremely is very funny and breaks up the, sometimes, serious storyline with some needed light hearted and very funny humour. The action scenes really are amazingly good. During one of the first scenes, where Riggs accidentally sets off a bomb, a real Building demolition is used. Warner Bros. actually paid for the demolition costs, allowing them to film it and make it look amazing. A great effect in my opinion. A really good film that sadly falls the slightest tad short of the first two, but is still great.
Following a three year gap, the Lethal Weapon team returned in 1992 to make the third installment of the film series. With Riggs and Murtaugh immensely popular characters, public demand forced this film's creation, written again by creator Shane Black. Richard Donner directs again, and the acting duo of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are rejoined by hyperactive Joe Pesci and new addition Rene Russo.
One week away from his retirement, detective Murtaugh and his partner Riggs investigate a bomb scare. They make a hash of the situation and are relegated to street patrol, but soon come across armour-piercing bullets known as cop killers. Following the murder of a prisoner by a former police hardball, Riggs and Murtaugh are reinstated as detectives and sent after to former cop, a man named Travis. With sultry Internal Affairs agent Lorna Cole also investigating, things become tense as the partners close in on their prey.
The Cast and Performances
Mel Gibson is once again marvellous as loose cannon Riggs, with Danny Glover's performance as the near retirement Murtaugh a highlight of the film. The pair have by now cemented their on screen relationship, and there is some good character development here. Joe Pesci is the hyperactive Leo Getz, helping the cops as he had some shady dealings with Travis before. Rene Russo is very good as IA agent Cole, but is swept back to the sidelines as the leads take charge. Stuart Wilson is sufficiently menacing as Travis. The remainder of the cast do a good support job.
While I love the Lethal Weapon series, I felt this third film fell by the wayside somewhat. There was less conviction as the first two films, and they almost lost their ground here with too much concentration on the personal side of the characters and not enough focus on the main plot. The impending retirement of Murtaugh is a good adjustment to the plot basics. The film did need something a little different to the other two, and this combines well with the love interest between Riggs and Cole to provide enough of a change in tack from the other two films to make it different.
Donner directs the film well, and is cautious to retain many of the elements that made the first two films so successful, such as Riggs' cowboy approach and often lunatic phases and Leo's hyperactive ramblings. Controversially, the film was immediately successful at the box office, but was criticised by critics and the public straight after its initial success. It was hailed as being too repetitive and straying far too close to its predecessors. I am of the opinion that this is partly a positive and partly a negative. It's good because the winning formula is revisited, but I agree that this also means there is less ingenuity in the film. The series regained popularity with the fourth film released a few years later, but for me Lethal Weapon 3 is the weakest of the series.
The DVD is available from amazon.co.uk for £5.97. The DVD I own has no extras on it.
Director: Richard Donner
Producers: Richard Donner and Joel Silver
Writers: Jeffrey Boam and Robert Mark Kamen.
Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Stuart Wilson and Rene Russo.
Music: Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen, Elton John and Davud Sanborn
Released in mid 1992 this third film in the sequence of Gibson/Glover movies.
With Detective sergeant Martin Riggs, (played by Mel Gibson) and his partner Roger Murtaugh, (played by Danny Glover) finding themselves demoted to traffic, due to an unfortunate situation regarding a bomb, a cat and an over keen Riggs, the pair are not too happy, but on their first day out they stumble across an armed robbery and decide to intervene, finding more than they bargained for when they apprehend one of the robbers.
With Riggs and Murtaugh keen on interviewing the suspect they have to compete with others to speak to him first... like Internal Affairs Sergeant Lorna Cole, (played by Rene Russo) and a rather vicious ex police Lieutenant named Jack Travis, (played by Stuart Wilson).
Travis has started to supply villians with semi automatic guns with armour piercing bullets, or 'cop-killers' and it is up to Riggs, Murtaugh and Cole to stop him, especially when it turns out that some of the guns are in the hands of teenagers who have no qualms in shooting at the police, much to Murtaughs horror.
It's Probably Me
Grab The Cat
Leo Getz Goes To The Hockey Game
Riggs And Rog
Armour Piercing Bullets
God Judges Us By Our Scars
Lorna - A Quiet Evening By The Fire
Another fine movie in the series of the Lethal Weapon saga...
The story line is again well written and the acting is as good as anyone could expect, with the right amount of humour injected into some of the scenes to make the viewing even more pleasurable.
The brilliantly funny Joe Pesci plays the character of Leo Getz to perfection...with his catch phrase 'what ever you want Leo Getz'.... first class indeed.
It does seem that the writers are trying to add more humour into each of the movie as they are written, and doing a fine job in the process with each movie being more humorous than its predecessor.
There is plenty of action, thrills, car chases,and stunts, put together with humour and that touch of romance... everything a good movie needs...
Would I recommend this...?
Yes I certainly would.
It is another Gibson/Glover masterpiece and will entertain you throughout, making you laugh in parts and gasp in others.
Again, adding Joe Pesci into the equation gives the right amount of comical intervention and does keep the movie really entertaining indeed.
Go on, add it to your collection, you can get a copy from www.amazon.co.uk for less than £7.00
The third in the Lethal Weapon series of films this one goes ahead and proves the law of diminishing returns, the more youget of something the less satisfying it becomes and this film continues the work started by Lethal Weapon 2 by ensuring that the latest film is worse than th previous one. I have no idea if Lethal Weapon 4 continued trend as I gae up on the franchise after this dire effort.
In this film it was as though the plot line was addeded at the end after they had finished with all the macho posturing, shouting and bickering between the two main actors Danny Glover (Detective Murtach) and Mel Gibson (Detective Riggs). Demoted back to uniform duties the film opens with the two soon finding themselves in hot pursuit of a stolen armoured security van, the successful recovery of which means they get their badges back and try to find out who is behind the supply of weapons and cop killer bullets to the criminals in Los Angeles.
Joe Pesci again returns as the annoying Leo Getts and this film has a very tired feel to it, there is an awful lot of shouting and little acting taking place, sure there is lots of car chases and gun play but the whole thing is disjointed and lacks credibility at any level.
I would recommend avoiding this film, satisfy yourself with the knowledge that th quality was all used up in the original Lethal Weapon, this was was just Hollywood milking the cash cow.
So you saw Lethal Weapon one and two but missed the third. Well you don’t know what you are missing. The latest instalment Lethal Weapon 4 is the best in the series but this certainly comes a close second. It manages to retain humour, action and a great plot. Once again Detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) provide a roller coaster ride that won’t disappoint. This time they are on the trail of criminals stealing weapons commissioned for destruction in a police lock-up. The plot enables Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) to retain his role from the second movie. He oozes with his usual hilarious charisma. Another addition to the crew is Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) an internal affairs detective who gives a helping hand with the case. It also provides a love interest for Riggs. It is a great plot that manages to cram in a lot of action. The acting is once again stunning. Gibson has made Riggs calm down slightly from the previous instalments but still manages to make him retain his insane streak. He is superb in the action scenes and makes them appear so much more real. Murtaugh hasn’t changed much apart from feeling old. Danny Glover once again plays his character very well. The two lead men have an incredible on screen buddy relationship making it appear that they are real cop partners. I have never seen a film out with the series that recreates the on screen relationship between two male characters. Joe Pesci is excellent as Leo Getz. He makes the character annoying yet likeable in a strange sort of way. Rene Russo is great as the love interest of Riggs and to looks great in the action scenes. Overall I can’t flaw the acting at all. I guess I should mention the bad guys from the movie. Well they are pretty unknown actors but don’t let the movie down and manage to appear evil enough to fulfil the lot. The action is simply incredible. The opening scene with the bomb in the building is superb. The
crew were contacted and told that the building was getting knocked down and they could use it for filming if they so desired. They used the building with the intention of having a huge explosion. This they did but they didn’t mean to knock the building down!! It makes the film even better though. The action is non-stop with car chases, shootouts and explosions galore. Not to mention the martial arts style fighting employed by Riggs and Cole. It is great action and really keeps you interested. Overall this is an absolutely great film that I can’t find any flaws with. It is a great addition to the series but is also independently a great action movie. If you haven’t seen it then I highly recommend that you give it a look because you don’t know what you are missing. Superb stuff.
Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci Director: Richard Donner DVD Release Date: 12/16/1997 The characters, action and comedy are back - plus something new. Riggs meets someone he never expected to find: his female alter ego, Lorna Cole (Rene Russo). With this director’s cut of Lethal Weapon 3, something newer is added: three minutes of never-before-seen footage! Remember the marina slugfest between Riggs and Murtaugh (Danny Glover)? New scenes between Riggs and Murtaugh’s daughter Dianne (Traci Wolfe) add subtext to his fighting-mad protectiveness. Other additions: domestic bliss at Rigg’s trailer with a new rottweiler buddy joining Riggs’ canine pal Sam; Trish (Darlene Love) insists Murtaugh wear a protective vest; and Cole takes the wheel of a high-horse-powered interrogation.
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Well the whole team is back for the third in the series and it's going to take alot to make this a good film against the other two.... The team now seem to team up with a tough police woman (played by Rene Russo) to track down and catch a crooked policeman. Joe Pesci also is back as the lovable rogue... Well it definitely didn't deliver over and above the others thats for sure. The plot is not that bad but does not provide much more than the previous two, a hard job for any third in a series! The characters aren't too bad and the performances are ok, but the film doesn't keep you interested for as long as it needs to...
This movie has one star from Hongkong,his name is Jet Li,i'm his fan since he not popular in Hollywood until now.This is the third part of this film,i think this part in the best.It very excited,funny and a lot of action. The story is about L.A. police detectives Riggs(Mal Gibson) and Murtaugh(Danny Glover)team up again to track down an ex-cop who has been smuggling guns out of impound back to Chinese gangs on the street. Days away from retirement, Murtaugh is reluctantly pushed into action by Riggs. But this part they met wiht the great enemy like Jet Li he's very good in Kung Fu and you know this is American movie so the good guy is American
If a film has been good and a sequel is released I will go and watch it but if they bring out a third I don't normally bother. I gave this film the benefit of the dbout and watched it as the prvious two were so good and I'm glad I did because although the film has the same sort of plot its still entertaining. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are still there and the chemistry between them is still there. The film contains lots of wit and lots of great explosions, car chases and shoot outs. The film is about a bent cop selling off weapons, not a bad plot but not exactly original. Another problem is that they focus a little to much on the comedy in this one, so the plot looses its shape. The film does have lots of good points but if you have seen the previous ones you may find it a little to similar. But if you loved the previous two you'll probably still enjoy this just don't expect anything special.
This, for me , was the most disappointing film in the Lethal Weapon series. The film suffers from too much comedy and a not very interesting story. The action is only average and the comedy just isn’t that funny. The story involves Gibson and Glover trying to stop a criminal from putting guns in the hands of some local gang members. There are other plot points as well but nothing of great interest. I didn't think that there would be another film in the series after this one but I was wrong !
The lightest of the first three films, Lethal Weapon 3 finds everyone occupying comfortable positions like students who always choose to sit in the same classroom seats. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return as LAPD partners whose working method consists of the former diving into danger and the latter holding back. (The sequence set in the parking garage of a building, in which Gibson inadvertently trips a switch that makes a timed explosive device speed up, is priceless.) Joe Pesci once again plays a motor-mouth pest, and while the story is pretty much forgettable, it does introduce the best new dynamic in the series, a romance between Gibson and Rene Russo's equally tough but attractive cop. --Tom Keogh