Lethal Weapon 3

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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Trivia: The building that explodes in the beginning of the film (due to Mel Gibson messing with the bomb) was the old city hall in downtown Orlando, Florida, where the scene was shot. In reality, only half the building collapsed from the explosion.

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Trivia: When Delores calls herself the "Road Warrior", it's a fairly naked reference to Mel's prior role in the three Mad Max films. (00:11:15)

johnrosa

Trivia: Murtagh's boat is called "Code 7". This is the L.A.P.D. code for a lunch break.

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Trivia: This is the only Lethal Weapon movie in which non of the villains ever enter the Murtaugh family home. It is also the only movie in which Riggs' deceased wife is never spoken about.

mightymick
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Trivia: Writer Jeffrey Boam is strangely credited three times in the writing credits. The credits read: "Story by Jeffrey Boam," and "Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam and Jeffrey Boam and Robert Mark Kamen." This is because of some strange rules among the studio and writers guild about how writers are credited. Boam was initially hired just to write the story and the first draft of the screenplay... but then he was re-hired by the studio later on to re-write his script with Kamen. Because he was technically hired twice (first as a solo writer than as a co-writer), the studio was required to give him multiple screenplay credits.

TedStixon

Trivia: Keep watching until the end of the closing credits for a bonus scene.

Trivia: Carrie Fisher was an uncredited script doctor.

Cubs Fan

Continuity mistake: When the suspect is shot in the interrogation room, we can clearly see blood on the wall behind him. But when Riggs walks in and sees him, there's no blood visible.

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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."

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