In 1987, Lethal Weapon hit cinema screens. The film, about a pair of mismatched detectives called Riggs and Murtaugh, was big success with audiences and led to a series of films.

But how many Lethal Weapon movies are there?

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Lethal Weapon films in order

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To date, there are four Lethal Weapon movies. The Lethal Weapon films – which were produced between 1987 and 1998 – include:

  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
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Are all of the Lethal Weapon movies part of the same series?

The Lethal Weapon series is told in chronological order. Characters and themes that are introduced in the first entry are continued across the series.

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Who are the cast of the Lethal Weapon films?

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The cast of the Lethal Weapon film series is quite consistent across the course of each entry. Notable actors in the series include Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Darlene Love, Steve Kahan, and Jet Li.

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Is the Lethal Weapon series the work of the same director?

All four entries in the Lethal Weapon series are the work of director, Richard Donner. Donner is known for his work on The Omen (1976), Superman: The Movie (1978) and The Goonies (1985).

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What is the best Lethal Weapon film?

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Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2 are often regarded as the best entries in the series. Lethal Weapon 4 is usually viewed as the weakest entry.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the Lethal Weapon films are ranked as follows:

  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) – 83%
  • Lethal Weapon (1987) – 81%
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) – 59%
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) – 52%
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