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Lethal Weapon 4


Chris Rock, Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. Photo: Warner

After coming across Chinese slave laborers, Riggs and Murtaugh (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover) go up against a ruthless immigrant smuggling ring. Our heroes are growing older, but not much changes anyway. Number four is chock-full of action, almost to the point of exhaustion, but all the subplots is what really slows it down and, near the end, turn the movie a little too cute. The smuggling ring becomes a minor distraction in all of this; Jet Li contributes with explosive fights, but his character is hardly memorable. Gibson and Glover are as lovable as ever.

1998-U.S. 127 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Richard Donner. Cast: Mel Gibson (Martin Riggs), Danny Glover (Roger Murtaugh), Joe Pesci (Leo Getz), Rene Russo (Lorna Cole), Chris Rock, Jet Li. 

Trivia: Jackie Chan was reportedly considered for Jet Li’s part.

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