Lethal Weapon 3 – third time luckiest?
Lethal Weapon III has become something of a legend in the movie world. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and the hilarious Joe Pesci shine in some classic action and comedy scenes that place the third installment of the Lethal Weapon series in a class of its own.
The film opens with Murtaugh (Danny Glover) only days from retirement. His plans for an easy life are scuppered when his old partner in crime Riggs (Mel Gibson) persuades him to help track down an ex-cop who is flooding the streets with guns. Unable to let a challenge like this pass him by, Murtaugh agrees to join up with Riggs again, but will he live to regret it?
There’s some amazing chemistry between Gibson and Glover as they brawl their way through various high-powered scenes. The plot is traditional action fare – bomb blasts, gun fights and general mayhem – but the script keeps the fun flowing.
Lethal Weapon III has to be one of the best action movies of its day. It grossed $145 million at the box office which is slightly less than the sequel, but it’s the one most people remember. Love, romance, jokes, action, bombs, gun fights and suspense – Lethal Weapon III has it all.
Movie buffs should check out the bath scene at the end with Joe Pesci and see if you notice anything strange about his broken hand. Watch carefully!
Catch this classic tonight at 22:00 on ITV1.