Leathal Weapon is a series of films that began in 1987 and concluded in 1998. All four films were directed by Richard Donner and followed the adventures of a mismatched pair of police in a "buddy" movie.
- The films were spoofed on an episode of Monsterpiece Theater with a segment featuring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover and a Lethal Number 3.
- In Lethal Weapon 2, Murtaugh's family chastises him for eating tuna after explaining they were boycotting the companies who kill the dolphins that get caught in the nets. His son suggests having a ham sandwich; Riggs adds, "Yeah, eat Miss Piggy instead."
- François Chau played Four Father Li Lum Chung in Lethal Weapon 4
- Lionel Douglass played Officer Friesen in Lethal Weapon 2
- Mel Gibson played Martin Riggs in the films
- Danny Glover played Roger Murtaugh in the films
- Lisa Henson was a production executive on the films
- Joe Pesci played Leo Getz in the films
- Chris Rock played Detective Lee Butters in Lethal Weapon 4
- Rene Russo played Lorna Cole in Lethal Weapon 3 and 4