Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1987)

29 corrected entries

(0 votes)

Corrected entry: The target that Murtaugh shoots through the "nose" already has the hole in place when he hangs it up. (It's not the design of the target, because the one that he takes down a few seconds before has no hole in that spot.) (01:03:15 - 01:04:00)

Correction: It IS the design of the target and this is visible at three points. 1. In the beginning of the movie when Murtaugh spends some time by himself by the gun range (this is in the directors cut version before he teams up with Riggs). 2. The target Murtaugh takes down in the scene in question actually has this mark but one must look really carefully to see it. 3. When Riggs sends the target out again to shot the smile face there are two marks in the head. One bullet hole and one mark.

Corrected entry: On the video,when Riggs does the last target practice, he only shoots 7 shots, but when the target comes up there are two shots for the eyes, one for the nose, and five for the mouth, for a total of eight.

Correction: The hole for the nose was actually made by Murtaugh, then Riggs uses the same target and puts the 2 eyes and 5 mouth holes around Murtaughs initial shot thus making 8 holes.

Corrected entry: When Riggs and Murtaugh leave the bank, Riggs stops for a hot dog. The next time you see him, he is getting into the car and the hot dog is almost not eaten at all. Before that, it is almost gone.

Correction: In the car, Riggs is holding the hotdog in his other hand and we see the other, unbitten end. Besides, there's no cut that would have allowed any tampering.


Corrected entry: When the guy from the bank is explaining the whole plot of the movie to Danny Glover just before Gary Busey shoots him from the helicopter, If you look out the window Mel Gibson is outside smoking looking up at them. Every time it cuts to a shot showing him he is standing in a different place or has disappeared altogether.

Correction: Mel Gibson's character is wandering around outside. Coupled with the changing camera angles inside the office, it is no wonder that he can't be seen in some of them.

Corrected entry: When Mel Gibson is crying over his wife's picture, he pulls the magazine out of his pistol, ejects the round that is in it and pulls out the hollow point. He pulls back the slide on the Beretta 9mm and locks it open. He places the bullet in the breech and closes the slide. When he points the gun at himself, the hammer is not cocked to fire, although the slide was pulled back, which would have pushed the hammer down to be fired.

Correction: The pistol Riggs uses is the Beretta 92F. When the safety is on and the slide is pulled back and then closed, the hammer SAFELY falls. The shooter can at that time click off the safety, and then fire the gun double action. Or, then the shooter can click off the safety, pull back the hammer and fire the gun single action.

Corrected entry: Just an observation. When Mr. Joshua calls the police to verify Riggs has been killed, he says he is from KCOP news, or K-"COP". Interesting choice of letters.

Correction: KCOP are not letters made up by Mr. Joshua, it is television station that exists in the movie. In the scene where Riggs brings the suicidal jumper down off of the ledge, you can see a KCOP van by the crowd. But yes, it is an interesting choice of letters anyhow.

Corrected entry: When Mr. Joshua gives Riggs one final chance to tell what he knows, before being tortured by Endo, he says something to the effect of, "Endo here has forgotten more about torture than you or I will ever know." Okay...so, does he remember anything then? I get that at one point he knew more than they, but how much of that has he forgotten? Maybe he now knows less.


Correction: Stop being overly analytical here. Mr Joshua said that because he is hyperbolizing. Endo knows so much about dispensing pain that he is just saying that to make Riggs nervous.

Corrected entry: In the Director's Cut version, when we first meet Riggs, he is depressed and throws something at the TV, destroying the TV. He goes to work, and that night is shown to be watching a Warner Bros. cartoon on the TV, which shows no sign of damage.

Correction: But later in that version, we see him arrive home with a new TV.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mel Gibson is being tortured by electrical shocks, he is stripped to the waist and barefoot. He breaks free, and after escaping by shooting his way out of the night-club, as he pursues Gary Busey on foot, he suddenly has running shoes on.

Correction: His shoes and everything else are in the room where he rescues Murtagh and his daughter. If you look really fast you'll see him put his shoes on.

Lethal Weapon mistake picture

Revealing mistake: Riggs handcuffs himself to the depressed businessman. They jump off the building but they're not handcuffed to each other anymore. They used plastic cuffs which could separate during the stunt in case anything went wrong. They break just as they jump, so they grab each other's hands to stay in contact. After they land the cuffs are attached again. (00:31:00)

More mistakes in Lethal Weapon

Martin Riggs: You want me to drive?
Roger Murtaugh: No, you're supposed to be suicidal, remember? I'LL drive.
Martin Riggs: Anybody who drives around in this town IS suicidal.

More quotes from Lethal Weapon

Trivia: Mel Gibson references the Three Stooges several times in the film. In real life, Gibson is a big Stooges fan, and in 2000, he produced the biographical TV movie "The Three Stooges."

More trivia for Lethal Weapon

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.