With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.Written by
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Richard Donner asked Jet Li to slow down during action sequences, because he was moving faster than the camera shutter speed, and it wasn't registering on film. See more »
When Riggs and Lorna are driving together in a car right before the bad guys try to push them in front of the train you can clearly see that the car has a digital speedometer. When they are being pushed onto the train tracks the speedometer has changed to analog. See more »
[while meeting with Uncle Benny, Riggs notices Wah Sing Ku]
Hey, who's this guy? He doesn't look too happy. What's his name? He appreciating your furniture or what?
He doesn't speak English.
Really? I bet he doesn't understand words like "scumbag", "eat shit"...
[Wah Sing Ku stares menacingly at Riggs]
Oh, he understands real good.
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When the Warner Bros. Logo gets finished, the shield explodes, segueing into the opening credits. See more »
The televised network version only has a static black background during the credits, without the original photo album. The censored network version revises Riggs's naming of the four fathers ("Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and uh, Fucko"), by changing "Fucko" to "Typo". See more »
OK... so the language is gratuitous. Just having Chris Rock on set put it over the top. But his acting aside, I thought this was a worthy addition to one of the best cop/buddy series around. It was enjoyable to see the characters we love deal with the inevitabilities of aging and the fierce loyalty of friendship. Some of the mystery is gone and it feels like a pair of comfortable shoes. But aren't those shoes your favorite ones? It was interesting to see the development of Lorna and Riggs' relationship, as well as the growing up of the Murtaugh kids. It makes you feel like you're catching up with old friends at a reunion! Plenty of action and the incredible work of Jet Li make this movie a favorite at my house. Overall, a great wrap-up to the series and a lot of fun for long time fans. Worth seeing! If the language is a real issue, watch for it on TNT and enjoy the edited version.
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