Lethal Weapon 3

Synopsis: Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation.
Director(s): Richard Donner
Production: Warner Home Video
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

[Flames roar]

[Sirens blare]

[Tires screech]

Riggs, Homicide.

Nobody's dead.

The night's young.

This is Sergeant Murtaugh.

Threat or scare?

Real thing.

He saw the device.

It's on Level 1, by the gas pumps.

I wrote the license plate number.

That's okay, sir. Thanks a lot.

You evacuated the building?

It's clean.

Where's the bomb squad?


Good. It's under control. Let's go.

I think we ought to check this out.



- Bomb squad's coming.

- There's no bomb!

- How do you know?

- Because it's a full moon.

Moon, lunar, lunatics. They're everywhere.

Is that Greek?

No, Latin.

You surprise the shit out of me.

There's no bomb.

It's probably a false alarm.

It happens. He probably saw a radio

on the back seat.

Let's not mess with it.

Wait for the bomb squad.

You're right. You sit tight,

I'll be right back.

What's the matter with you?

- There's a bomb in there!

- No, there's not.

- There's a bomb in there!

- There is not!

There's a bomb in there!

- You know how I know?

- How?

I've got eight days till retirement

and I won't make a stupid mistake.

There is no bomb!

I'll bet vital parts of my anatomy!


Trust me. Okay?

That's usually my first mistake.

Hey, Riggs!

Hey, wait. I'm coming.


Is your insurance paid up?

Of course. Why?

There could be a bomb in here.

Oh, God!

I hate it when I'm right.

Learn to trust your instincts more.

Oh, God.

The first impression

can often be the right one.

Drive shaft...

I wonder if there's a bomb.

Just don't touch it.

Just looking.

[Riggs mutters to himself, bomb beeping]

What are you doing?

Don't open the door! Don't!

[Doorhandle clicks]

Son of a bitch, just look at it.

That's all I'll do, just look.

There's more plastic than Cher.

I love this job.

This is amateur night.

Open the door. I can't hear you.

Open the door.

Don't do nothing.

Not that one!

You son of a bitch.

This is a pretty shonky job.

I can dismantle it.

It looks like Beirut to me. Let's go!


[Roger gasps]

Everybody's outside. Just me, you

and the cat are dumb enough to be here.

Nearly a cat-tastrophe, huh?

- Relax, Rog. Relax.

- Right.

Don't do nothing.

We've got 9 minutes and 7 seconds left.

You know what we can do?

We could drive it out.

Fine, it's your turn to drive.

No keys. I could hot-wire it.

Don't even say "hot-wire"

around this stuff!

You're right.

Why am I doing this? Why?

I'm going to have to do it

the old-fashioned way.

What are you thinking?

What are you thinking?

- I'm thinking we should cut the blue wire.

- Wait!

- That's not what I think.

- You think maybe the red?

No! No!

I'm thinking it's 8 minutes and 42 seconds.

We can go upstairs, wait for

the bomb squad, and have a cappuccino.

The bomb squad never gets here on time.

And it's 8 minutes, 31 seconds.

Rog, please.

Forget the cappuccino.

- You know what they'll say?

- "Get the f*ck out of here!"

But then they'll say: "Let's cut

the blue wire," which I'll do right now.

- Wait, wait!

- What?

How can you be so sure?

It's just a hunch.

A hunch?

Remember the bomb under your toilet?

- How could I forget?

- Red wire, blue wire, same thing.

This is more simplified,

but a bit more powerful.

From where I sat, I couldn't see.

Forget it. Come on, trust me.

Trust you?

Guess not. I'm cutting the red wire, okay?

Ho... ho...

What? What?

A minute ago you said blue!

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Jeffrey Boam

Jeffrey David Boam (November 30, 1946 – January 24, 2000) was an American screenwriter and film producer. He is known for writing the screenplays for Lethal Weapon 2 and 3, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Innerspace, and The Lost Boys. Boam's films had a cumulative gross of over US$1 billion. He was educated at Sacramento State College and UCLA. Boam died of heart failure on January 24, 2000 at age 53. more…

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