Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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Corrected entry: There's no way on earth Riggs and Murtaugh would still be cops in this film after the end of Lethal Weapon 2 where they both threw down their badges and went on a bloodbath, killing men who were protected by the US government. If anything, they would both be serving hard jail time.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: First, the South African government (and the US government along with them) would likely be doing everything they could to sweep the incident under the rug. No one wants the general public to know about the money laundering, drug smuggling, and murder of police officers. Second, Riggs and Murtaugh were charged with protecting the government witness (Leo) and they had to get him. Third, the injuries suffered by Riggs and Murtaugh easily show that they acted in self defense in the exercise of their duties to investigate criminals.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When Riggs and Cole are fleeing the bad guys in the pickup truck, Travis shoots out the back window. after they get out of the parking garage and stop to get the dog, the window is intact and the windshield is shot out. (00:45:00 - 00:46:00)

Correction: The windshield had holes in it from the gunfire, the rear window had holes in it as well. The rear window never completely shattered, the whole rear window cracked, which can be seen in all shots.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Murtaugh shoots Darryl after Riggs is shot, where does the silver automatic pistol that Murtaugh shoots Darryl with come from? Also where does it go afterwards? When Murtaugh gets up to move towards the shed Darryl was in, he is holding his own six shooter. The silver gun doesn't belong to Riggs, he has a black Beretta.

Correction: Roger is shown holstering the silver, semi-automatic handgun, and accidentally fires it earlier in the movie. It is plausible, he is carrying 2 handguns; He empties the magazine, drops the semi-automatic to the ground, and draws the revolver.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack Travis asks to see Billy Phelps, he is told "He's down the hall on the right." The room he's in is actually at the dead end of the hall. (00:32:20 - 00:34:55)

Correction: The uniformed officer was telling Travis that the hallway was to Travis' right, which Travis immediately leans and looks toward.


Corrected entry: When we first see the side of the jaywalker's head, his sideburns are down to his earlobe, next time we see him they are only down half way.

Correction: They are one length in every shot he appears in, even after checking frame-by-frame.


Corrected entry: After Joe Pesci is shot in the arm his sling switches from arm to arm as time goes on. This is visible when Danny Glover is in the bathtub and Joe comes in with the sling on the arm that was not shot and then later it is on the arm that was shot.

Correction: There is a large wall mirror above the bathtub. The shot is of Joe Pesci's reflection in that mirror.

Corrected entry: At the end of the film, Riggs shoots Travis through the blade of a bulldozer. While essential to the plot, no pistol caliber of any kind, even "armor piercing/cop killer" bullets, would pierce an inches thick, solid steel bulldozer blade.

Correction: It wasn't a bulldozer at all, it was a tractor (have you ever seen a bulldozer lift its blade high enough to shield its driver?). A tractor's bucket is not especially thick steel, still hard to penetrate, but not the massive slab of a bulldozer blade.

Corrected entry: When Riggs hits the brakes, sending the seatbelt-less bad guy through the windshield, there's one flaw: They're in an armored truck, and the solid, bulletproof glass of the windshield would easily deflect the guy.

Correction: The glass was weakened by the 'armour piercing bullet' which discharged prior to sending 'Billy' through the windshield.

Corrected entry: When the cops at the shooting range are showing the, "cop killer" bullets, they shoot through a bullet proof vest, both sides. At the end of the movie Rene Russo is shot with a cop killer bullet, but it does not kill her because she is wearing two bullet proof vests. This would not stop a cop killer bullet. It had already been proven to go through two layers of kevlar, not to mention the bullets go through the thick steel of the bulldozer blade.

Correction: In the movie, the vests are much thicker in the front then in the back. The bullet didn't have the power to penetrate the double thickness of the front armour. So the bullet only went halfway through the front of the second vest.

Soylent Purple

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the bad guys have taken the Captain hostage and are in the garage about to steal the guns, there's a closeup between the Captain & one of the bad guys talking. As the Captain turns, you can see an extra at the back wall dressed as a cop. He leans forward a little like he's supposed to jump in, then backs off. He's not there before or after that.

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Martin Riggs: He's done this twice, oh, damn! I'm gonna suck his eyes out through his nose!

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Trivia: After the building collapses in the beginning, the bomb-squad guy who claps (making fun of Riggs's and Murtaugh's goof up) is in real life Bill Frederick, the mayor of Orlando at the time the scene was filmed.

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Question: Can anyone explain to me the phrase Rene Russo says to Mel Gibson 'Close is a lingerie shop without a window'. Gibson's character can't make sense of the phrase and neither can I.

Answer: So what does it mean? "Nothing, " says screenwriter Jeffrey Boam. "It's a complete non sequitur. The (original) line was something like 'Close doesn't count, ' or 'Close only counts with horseshoes.' Dick (director Richard Donner) is a fun-loving guy," says Boam, "and this thought just popped into his head. He said, 'Let's have her say something completely off the wall.'" Boam, who wasn't on the set at the time, quickly faxed Donner a dozen meaningless lines that began with the words, "Close is..." Then the whole cast and crew started coming up with them. But the one they used came from Russo herself. "This is like some line from a Beatles song," says Boam. "I guess people are trying to figure it out."

Answer: She means that's as close as he's going to get or as far as they're getting. Like the old saying, "Close but no cigar." He played the game, but didn't win the prize.

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