Lethal Weapon 4

Plot hole: When the armored guy is propelled under the tanker trailer, his backpack explodes. That blast can not have been large enough to lift the entire trailer through the air. The trailer never explodes itself, and if it did, the tank itself would have torn apart and the frame beneath would have stayed on the ground, pushed down by that blast above. (Oh, and there's no such "safety feature" that is intended to launch a trailer in the air in case of an accident.) (00:05:00)

johnrosa

Continuity mistake: During the mobile home chase, you can see a white car following Murtaugh. In the next shot, when he starts to overtake the mobile home, the car is black.

Deliberate mistake: When Riggs is chasing the guy on foot, you can clearly see it is a stunt double, who is also very apparent in other shots throughout the film.

Factual error: When the sedan is struck by the train, it launches into the air and explodes, but doesn't sustain severe impact damage. The car rolls over in midair and it is nearly straight - not heavily bent or crushed as the entire left side should have been. Even a slow moving train heavily batters the passenger vehicle it hits. (00:17:05)

johnrosa

Factual error: Early in the film, while Riggs, Roger and Leo are on the Code 7, Riggs has to place his Beretta in his mouth so he can board the larger ship. The Beretta 92FS is a heavy handgun, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for it to be held in the mouth, let alone to wave your head about like in the film. I own a Beretta 92 and I've tried it, so I'm speaking from experience.

Plot hole: When Riggs, Murtaugh, Lorna and the others are tied up and lying on the floor of the burning house, they can't stop coughing. However, the bad guys (who are also in the burning house) are just standing around laughing, wouldn't you think that they would be inhaling smoke also?

Continuity mistake: In the trailer chase scene, when Riggs is being dragged by the plastic wrap, it cuts away to a far shot of Riggs on the table. The "plastic" he is holding on to is very obviously a thick metal cable wrapped in saran wrap or something to make it look like plastic.

Revealing mistake: During the car chase when the Pontiac is about to jump into the office building, you can see a white stunt driver from the left side mirror, though Murtaugh is driving.

Other mistake: When Riggs and Murtaugh are assigned as new captains, they throw their old badges to the Chief and he catches them in his left hand as he grabs the new badges out of the desk draw with his right. In the next shot where he passes them the new badges, he is not shown to have swapped the badges over, so essentially he passed the old ones back to them.

Continuity mistake: Right after Riggs tells Murtaugh how he is going to be a distraction for the man shooting fire, Murtaugh starts taking off his jacket in one angle, but in the reverse shot looking toward him, he has it back on and isn't touching it. (00:04:05)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Riggs and Murtaugh's vehicle breaks through the glass to get back on highway, the vehicle sparks even before it hits the pavement.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Riggs is at his wife's grave, Leo comes along to give him advice. In the scene he was in previously he had cuts across his face. At the cemetery the cuts are gone, then they reappear in the following scene at the hospital.

Leo Getz: They fuck you with cell phones. That's what it is. They're fuckin' you with the cell phone. They love it when you get cut off. Y'know why, huh? You know why? 'Cause when you call back, which they know you're gonna do, they charge you for that fuckin' first minute again at that high rate.

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Trivia: After Riggs shoots the valve on the napalm tank being worn by the criminal with the flamethrower at the start of the film, the legendary "Wilhelm" Scream can be heard as the criminal goes flying. (00:05:05)

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Question: Something I really don't understand about the ending. Riggs is looking over his former wife's grave when his beeper tells him that Lorna is expecting their baby. He races to the hospital and there she is about to give birth. So who drove Lorna to the hospital? Can't have been Riggs as he wouldn't have left at a time of need just to see his wife's grave. Doubtful that Lorna drove herself, and no relatives were there (as we see at the end). So what other explanation is there?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: She could have taken a taxi or an ambulance, or even driven herself. A neighbor or friend could have taken her who didn't stay after she was admitted. She might have already been at the hospital for any number of reasons - doctor's appointment, already admitted for bed rest prior to labor, etc. etc. etc.

Myridon

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