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Lethal Weapon 4

127 min
Action | Crime | Thriller
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Richard Donner
4 wins & 10 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1998-07-10
Filming Locations: Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Budget: $140,000,000
Opening Weekend: $34,048,124 (USA) (12 July 1998)
Gross: $129,734,803 (USA) (1 November 1998)
Rene Russo
Rene Russo
Lethal Weapon 4
Ebonie Smith
Ebonie Smith
Lethal Weapon 4
Traci Wolfe
Traci Wolfe
Lethal Weapon 4
Mel Gibson
Martin Riggs
Danny Glover
Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci
Leo Getz
Chris Rock
Detective Lee Butters
Jet Li
Wah Sing Ku
Steve Kahan
Captain Ed Murphy
Kim Chan
Benny 'Uncle Benny' Chan
Darlene Love
Trish Murtaugh
Eddy Ko
Hong, Chinese Refugee
Jack Kehler
State Department Man
Calvin Jung
Detective Ng
Damon Hines
Nick Murtaugh
Mary Ellen Trainor
Dr. Stephanie Woods
Steven Lam
Ping, Mr. Hong's Grandson
Michael Chow
Benny's Assistant
Tony Keyes
Ng's Partner
Richard Riehle
INS Agent
Phil Chong
Roger Yuan
Jeff Imada
Simon Rhee
Zu-Wu Qian
Uncle Chung
Danny Arroyo
Raymond Ma
Dr. Cheng
Jennie Lew Tugend
Cheng's Receptionist
Elizabeth Sung
Hong's Wife
Jessica Jann
Little Girl
Danny Wynands
Man with Flamethrower (as Dan Wynands)
Paul Tuerpe
Helicopter Co-Pilot
James Lew
Freighter's Captain
Conan Lee
Four Father Michael Sing Ku
James Wing Woo
Four Father James Wing Chow
Raymond Moy
Four Father #3
François Chau
Four Father Li Lum Chung
Stephen Liska
Robin Link
Roland Kickinger
Benjamin King
John Harms
Al Sapienza
Darren Peel
Jamie Donovan
Shawn Michaels
Paul Bollen
Jeanne Chinn
Ping's Mother
Ray Chang
Ping's Father
Ryan C. Benson
Construction Worker #1
Daniel Getzoff
Construction Worker #2
Theodore Touré Johnson Jr.
Construction Worker #3
Dana Lee
George Cheung
Fan (as George Kee Cheung)
Edward J. Rosen
Murtaugh's Neighbor
Jay Della
Murtaugh's Neighbor
J. Matthew Jordan
Murtaugh's Neighbor
Lisa Rhianna Smith
Murtaugh's Neighbor
Marian Collier
Maternity Worker
Cece Neber Labao
Maternity Worker
Barret Swatek
Kerry Kletter
Joyce Ingalls
Joan Frasco
Glenn Tannous
Larkin Campbell
Doug Weaver
Police Officer
Glenn Friedman
Police Officer
Brittany Gamble
Police Officer at Port
James Oliver
Police Officer at Port
Rick Hoffman
Police Officer at Port
Sarah Sullivan
News Reporter
Tim Cooney
News Cameraman
Bill Henderson
Angry Patient with Urine Sample
Philip Tan
Judith Woodbury
Question Lady
Jey Wada
Master Printer
Wally Gudgell
ATF Officer (as Wallace Gudgell)
Gary Hand
Coroner's Assistant
Nicole Rosenfield
Candy Striper
Kenneth Jackman
Hospital Employee
Nancy Hopewell
Patient with IV
Christina Orchid
News Crew
Bruce R. Orchid
News Crew
Richard M. Sieker
Motorcycle Officer
Jen Wei Chang
Bicycle Guy
Michiko Nishiwaki
Stephen Blackehart
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Gilley Grey
Firefighter (uncredited)
Phil Hawn
Businessman (uncredited)
Victoria Horn
Hospital Girl (uncredited)
Bob Jennings
Sheriff #1 (uncredited)
Michael Li
Waiter /
Richard Libertini
Rabbi Gelb
Hien Nguyen
Victory Palmisano
Elevator Girl (uncredited)
Bob Pepper
Truck Driver (uncredited)
Gary Pinkston
Detective (uncredited)
Jerome Elston Scott
Police Station Boy (uncredited)
Did you know?
Kim Chan also played a crime lord nicknamed Uncle Benny in The Corruptor (1999).
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Chris Tucker, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, and Larenz Tate were considered for the role of Lee Butters.
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Not only was this Jet Li's first American-produced movie, it was also the first time he'd ever played a villain.
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In the locker room, Roger is wearing his shirt around his neck. As he stands up he takes it off, but in the next shot it's there again. In the shot after that it's gone.
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In the fight scene, between Riggs and Wah Sing Ku in the warehouse, near the end of the movie, when Roger "accidentally" shoots the Four Father you can hear a shell casing hit the floor. However, when it shows Roger, a moment later, he is clearly holding a revolver. Needless to say, a shell casing would only be ejected from a semi-automatic or automatic weapon.
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Captain Murphy arrives at the hospital and tells Riggs and Murtaugh they have to give up their captains' badges. He holds up two sergeants' badges, one in each hand. In his right hand is a badge on a black leather badge holder; in his left is a badge on a brown leather holder. In the immediate reverse shot, he is holding the brown badge holder in his right hand. Additionally, the badge is upside down (the open end of the clip is facing upward). In the following shot the badges are in their original positions.
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Martin Riggs: Flied lice?
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Roger Murtaugh: Since I met Riggs, I've had my house destroyed, my car wrecked, and now my BOAT SUNK. What's left?
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Lorna Cole: I am getting married or there is no baby.
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Do Sergeant's Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh Retire?
No. Even though they faced the toughest enemy they ever encountered and became badly wounded directly after, at the end of the movie, they continued their work on the police force.
Why does Riggs have short hair in this installment?
The most obvious reason could be that it was to show that Riggs was getting older. Also this film was known to have been fast-tracked from pre-production to final release: filming began in January 1998 for a summer 1998 release and so it could be that Mel Gibson just didn't have time to grow his hair back. Also, in Lethal Weapon 3 everyone was ragging on him to get a haircut as it was the 90's. So it's likely he just finally caved and decided to get with the times.
What are the differences between the British BBFC 15 Version and the Uncut Version?
The British BBFC 15 versions of this movie are heavily censored. Especially the fighting sequenes were trimmed extremely and nearly 90 seconds are missing and 33 scenes were altered. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Rene Russo Ebonie Smith Traci Wolfe