Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1987)

96 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Murtaugh meets the General's people in the desert the door of his car gets blown open by the helicopter. When he pulls out the grenade the door is almost closed again. (01:16:10)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Murtaugh steals some bacon from the tray there is about twice as much than in the shot before. (00:07:20)

NancyFelix

Plot hole: Before Riggs, Murtaugh, and Rianne enter the disco after they have killed or chased away their torturers, a man is casually leaning at the bar, with his hands folded in front and moving with the music. When the three protagonists come running through the door he immediately turns around and points a gun at them which apparently he was holding in his hand. One should expect that, in a public disco, even the bad guys keep their guns somewhat better hidden than just in their folded hands when they are not aware of any immediate danger. Furthermore, even the guests close to the bar don't hear the shot when Riggs shoots that guy, even though the music is not loud enough to cover the gunshot. (01:25:20)

NancyFelix

Revealing mistake: In one of the first scenes of the movie you see Riggs in his trailer. He walks out of bed smoking a cigarette and taking a beer. When he takes his first drink of the beer some fluid is spilled. If you look at it, it is not beer. It's probably water, but definitely not beer. (00:07:00)

Continuity mistake: When Murtaugh drops Riggs off in the desert it's sunset, but when we see the car in the next shot the sun is way up again. (01:12:55)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Riggs talks to the jumper his hair is either fluffy or stabilized with gel, depending on the camera angle. (00:30:00)

NancyFelix

Other mistake: Just after Danny Glover's shot the guy by the pool, Mel Gibson goes to handle the two girls. We hear all the exchanges between him and them offscreen, such as "don't move or I'll break your arms", etc., ending with him saying "Got 'em", and we hear a pair of handcuffs click. When we see the girls, they're either side of a tree, with the camera-side cuffs on a wrist each. But we only heard one set of cuffs (all while off-screen, so there's no reason we wouldn't have heard another set go on), and with only one set on, there's nothing to stop them running away. (00:40:20)

Jon Sandys Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Murtaugh comes downstairs and checks his tie it's on the outside of his vest. He then walks through a door and the tie is on the inside of his vest.

Continuity mistake: After the car crashes into Murtaugh's living room, Riggs escorts Joshua out onto the lawn. As Murtaugh starts patting him down, a shot from behind shows Joshua with his hands behind his head. In the very next shot from the front, his hands are now lower, behind his neck.

Factual error: After the car explosion in front of the Vogue theater on Hollywood Blvd, Murtaugh tells Riggs that "he's headed for the freeway" and "you can cut him off at the 3rd St bridge" (approximate wordage), and Riggs takes off running. 3rd St is nowhere near Hollywood Blvd (17 blocks away) and there is no 3rd St bridge within miles.

ReRyRo

Continuity mistake: When Riggs is counting out of the money to pay the three drug dealers, he puts a 20 dollar note on the table. The wind then blows the note against the bag of cocaine and it is lying flat down, but in the next shot the note is folded up.

Revealing mistake: During the fight sequence between Mr. Joshua and Riggs at the end of the film, Mr. Joshua lifts up Riggs and carries him on his back before dumping on the hood of the police car. You can see that Mr. Joshua is not Gary Busey but a stunt double.

Visible crew/equipment: When Riggs frees Murtaugh near the end, the camera pans from left to right following him (after he kills the bad guy). On the bottom of the screen the shadow of a leg can be seen and it moves when the camera pans.

manthabeat Premium member

Audio problem: Right after Riggs handcuffs the suicidal man, the next shot shows Murtaugh saying "oh no" but his lips don't move.

Continuity mistake: When Hunsaker is talking to Murtaugh in his house, the shadows outside dramatically change throughout the scene. First the sun is beating down on Riggs from the right (over the ocean), then from the left leaving Riggs under a bunch of shadows from the tree. This constantly changes throughout the scene.

Continuity mistake: In the scene following Riggs and Murtaugh's conversation on Murtaugh's boat, Riggs crumples a beer can, and Murtaugh holds open the trash can lid, but the can falling into the trash can is intact, not crushed.

markrphotoman

Visible crew/equipment: When the car with Joshua in it is speeding away after shooting Riggs, you can see that he was the only one in the back seat. In the close up in the car, you can see the shadow of the camera and camera man play across his face.

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Roger Murtaugh: See how easy that was? Boom, still alive. Now we question him. You know why we question him? Because I got him in the leg. I didn't shoot him full of holes or try to jump off a building with him.
Martin Riggs: Hey, that's no fair. The building guy lived.

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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."

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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).

Bishop73

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.

zendaddy621

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