Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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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.

Correction: It's coincidental, but KCOP was a real station in Los Angeles. Channel 13 (not sure if still call sign now but was at time of the movie).

Even more ironically, it became famous back in the day for showing reruns of old cop shows.

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.

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.

Continuity mistake: When Mel Gibson is talking about the special bullet, kept as the suicide special, he describes it as a hollow point - to do the job right. When he shows the bullet it is a full metal jacket.

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Trivia: During the scene in which we see Murtaugh talking to Hunsaker about his involvement with the Drug dealers. Hunsaker mentions 'Air America', a CIA front during Vietnam. Air America was a film regarding this very thing, starring Mel Gibson and filmed three years after Lethal Weapon.


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Question: Who's the actor that played the jumper...? IMDB doesn't say... I thought I heard once that it's Mel Gibson's brother? He looks like the character "Johnny" in Mad Max.

Answer: The jumper's name was Len McCleary. He was played by Michael Shaner and is credited for the role in the film (and on IMDB).


Answer: Also, "Johnny The Boy" from the first Mad Max film was played by Tim Burns, according to Wikipedia; not only is he a completely different actor, but he is also obviously not Mel Gibson's brother.


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