Corrected entry: When Amanda lies on the roof of the car we see the shadows of two people walking by, obviously taking no interest in the rather peculiarly positioned dead woman. Even in an uncompassionate City like L.A. one should expect that passers-by take at least a closer look at an accident scene like this one.
Corrected entry: After Riggs has beaten Joshua, Murtaugh is holding Riggs after he collapses. Riggs is facing away from the action of Joshua getting cuffed, yet reacts along with Murtaugh to shoot him, then collapses again. And where was Riggs' gun the whole time during the fight? It wasn't in his waistband where he always carried it, and no holster. It just conveniently reappears when needed.Movie Nut
Corrected entry: Murtaugh and Riggs believe Joshua is going to Murtaugh's home to kill his family. So they have two uniform officers in a patrol car out front of the house, seemingly guarding Murtaugh's family. Magically, tho, Murtaugh and Riggs have beat Joshua there, and are hiding nearby while the family has been removed. The uniform cops are apparently never told who is coming, what he's capable of, looks like, or is driving, as they are very accommodating when Joshua arrives, and are quickly executed. Considering the events prior, this situation is ludicrously inept. Murtaugh and Riggs wouldn't just sacrifice two officers like that.
Corrected entry: Mr. Jeremy's assault rifle at the end of the movie has a silencer at the end, but it is just as loud, if not louder, than Riggs's submachine gun.
Corrected entry: In the Christmas tree lot scene, an ambusher appears behind Riggs and shoots at the drug dealer on the left wearing a blue jacket. He only gets shot once, yet as he falls backward there are several bullet holes in his shirt.
Corrected entry: When Riggs and Murtaugh arrive at Dixie's house, the boys playing on the street immediately identify them as police officers. The clothes Riggs and Murtaugh are wearing and the car their driving, give no indication that they are police officers. So how could the boys know this?
Corrected entry: After having visited Murtaugh's house and family for the first time, Riggs tells him outside a story from Vietnam, how he "shot a man from 1000 yards in the windy weather" and adds: "That's the only thing I ever been good at." Talk about understatement. Of course he's nothing else but martial arts expert, ladykiller, wisecracking innocent people's life saviour and bad boys' biggest nightmare who can make it through almost impossible situations.S.Holmes
Corrected entry: When Riggs runs after Mr. Joshua, who is trying to escape in the stolen car, Murtaugh shouts after him that Mr. Joshua is heading for the freeway. How on earth does he know that, especially since Joshua was going into some odd direction which allowed Riggs to shortcut him on foot and get ahead of him?
Corrected entry: Another mistake says: "In the scene where the girl jumps to her death from the balcony, it shows her hitting the car towards the right halfway onto the windshield. Then in the next shot, it shows her laying right in the middle of the roof of the car." Also, the car in the first shot is not a real one but part of a painted "air-cushion" which stuntmen jump on from high places in order to land in safety. You can see it on the DVD by advancing the scene frame by frame until, in the last frame, the double touches the air-cushion and wrinkles it.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.rbryant73
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.