Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) Poster


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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Followed by 


Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) (TV Series)
After the car chase, Leo says "Car 54, where are you?"
Jaws (1975)
Riggs and Cole compare battle scars just like Quint and Hooper did in Jaws
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Delores the Armored car driver refers to herself as "Delores The Road Warrior"
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (TV Series)
Predator 2 (1990)
Radio Flyer (1992)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Bruce Springsteen (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
Gladiators: Heat 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by John Sachs.
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Three - Satan Claus II: The Elves of Doom (1993) (TV Short)
There is a running gag where Detective Mandy and Detective Dave receive parking tickets, but joke about them and hide them in the glove compartment, in a nod the the same gag by Riggs and Murtaugh throughout Lethal Weapon 3 (1992).
Rederiet: Lysande utsikter (1993) (TV Episode)
Glimpse of Swedish poster in the foyer at Freja
Emmanuelle's Perfume (1993) (TV Movie)
A movie outdoor of Lethal Weapon 3 is shown.
Demolition Man (1993)
Poster is in Huxley's office
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Harder They Fall (1994) (TV Episode)
Will mentions the film
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
At the Movies: Outbreak/Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh/Bye Bye Love/Losing Isaiah/Farinelli (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Outbreak" review.
Saturday Night Live: Anthony Edwards/Foo Fighters (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the Joe Pesci Show
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Tori Amos (1996) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during The Joe Pesci Show
Charmed: The Fourth Sister (1998) (TV Episode)
Andy's suggestion in the video store
The Sopranos: Denial, Anger, Acceptance (1999) (TV Episode)
The scene where Mickey kills Brendan.
Farscape: PK Tech Girl (1999) (TV Episode)
Crichton is explaining the opening scene.
The New Girlfriend (1999)
pinball game seen
Okupas: El pollo de Troya (2000) (TV Episode)
Pollo is playing with a pinball from this movie.
Taken: God's Equation (2002) (TV Episode)
After a sniper takes a shot at Ray, Mary tells him that "there are some people out here who've seen too many 'Lethal Weapon' movies."
Ta... lamogia (2003) (TV Movie)
Mentioned on a dialogue
Da Ali G Show: Rekognize (2004) (TV Episode)
Ali G says he heard Lethal Weapon 3 is better than The Passion of the Christ.
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Included in Max and Paddy's DVD collection.
Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) (TV Episode)
In the Passion of the Christ 2 trailer, Chris Tucker runs out of an exploding building carrying a cat, like Murtagh does in this film.
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV Movie)
Reference to the "Lethal Weapon" series
20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a montage of posters for movies starring Mel Gibson in a segment on Mad Max.
Entourage: The Prince's Bride (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Favorite movies: "Lethal Weapon 3".
How I Met Your Mother: Murtaugh (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ted.
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
The Cleveland Show: Birth of a Salesman (2009) (TV Episode)
Cleveland mentions being an "old grizzled cop 2 days from retirement.".
Blue Mountain State: There's Only One Second Best (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Born in Burbank"
Serien Som Ikke Har Noe Navn: Vi Skriver Ingenting Akkurat Nå (2010) (TV Episode)
re-creation of a VHS cover
Top 10 Sequels That Aren't as Bad as Everyone Says (2010) (Short)
The movie poster is shown.
Detention (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
New Girl: Bad in Bed (2011) (TV Episode)
Nick says, ''He's great in the Lethal Weapons.''
On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
DVD in Ousmane's collection
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
film canister seen at film archive
Desert Cathedral (2014)
Peter mentions the movie by name.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Lethal Weapon (2014) (TV Episode)
"In the spirit of Lethal Weapon 3, I'm surprised the power-ups aren't dog biscuits."
Bob's Burgers: Hawk & Chick (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Outside Xbox: 6 Movie Tie-Ins Secretly Set at Christmas (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned as being set during Christmastime.
The Flash: Potential Energy (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco says, "Yeah, things went a little sideways after your girlfriend decided to go all 'Lethal Weapon' 1 through 4 on Turtle."
Fresh Off the Boat: Bring the Pain (2016) (TV Episode)
Waiter: "They shot 'Lethal Weapon 3' here."
The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) (TV Episode)
"Across the street, they're filming the Lethal Weapon 3 climax."
Stuck in the Middle: Stuck Without a Ride (2016) (TV Episode)
Rachel's driving instructor (and Suzy's former boyfriend) had planned to watch a VHS copy of the movie when they were younger
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/The XX (2016) (TV Episode)
Pete Davidson mentions all four Lethal Weapon movies on Weekend Update
Lethal Weapon: An Inconvenient Ruth (2018) (TV Episode)
Grabbing the cat before the explosion.

Featured in 

Is That All There Is? (1992)
Lindsay Anderson watches a scene from the movie.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Clips of the 3rd movie is played in a flash back.
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes (1998) (Video)
There's not only bloopers, they also show actual clips from this movie.
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Martin Riggs.
Psycho Pension: The Genesis of 'Lethal Weapon' (2012) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life (2012) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' (2012) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' (2012) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
Bad Movie Beatdown: Gone Fishin' (2013) (TV Episode)
Film Brain says Pesci and Glover's performances in this movie is what probably got them cast in Gone Fishin'
DVD-R Hell: Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad says he learned how to handle angry dogs from watching this movie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Women Cops from Film (2013) (TV Episode)
Sgt. Lorna Cole is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Amusing End Credit Scenes (2013) (TV Episode)
Building Explosion is #4.


Jaws (1975)

Spoofed in 

Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
The bomb defusing scene at the beginning copies the one at the beginning in this film and Rincewind's dialogue is almost word-for-word the same as Riggs's (except he is dealing with flasks instead of wires).
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) (Video Game)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
The song heard in the house of Brenda's wake.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
The Smith's compare wounds gained through work

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