Martin Riggs

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Martin Riggs is a fictional character from the Lethal Weapon film series.wikipedia
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Riggs was originally played by Mel Gibson in all four films from 1987 to 1998, and later by Clayne Crawford in the Fox television series from 2016 to 2018.
He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon.

Lethal Weapon (franchise)

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Martin Riggs is a fictional character from the Lethal Weapon film series.
It focuses on two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh.

Clayne Crawford

Riggs was originally played by Mel Gibson in all four films from 1987 to 1998, and later by Clayne Crawford in the Fox television series from 2016 to 2018.
He is known for portraying the role of Martin Riggs on the Fox action comedy-drama television series Lethal Weapon (2016–2018).

Lethal Weapon (TV series)

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Riggs was originally played by Mel Gibson in all four films from 1987 to 1998, and later by Clayne Crawford in the Fox television series from 2016 to 2018.
For its first two seasons, Lethal Weapon starred Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, mismatched detective partners who were also the main characters in the films originally played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Roger Murtaugh

Originally a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's Narcotics Division, upon being reassigned to the Homicide Division, Riggs is partnered up with strait-laced sergeant Roger Murtaugh.
He is partnered with "loose cannon" and fellow Vietnam War veteran Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) to investigate a suspected suicide of the daughter of one of Murtaugh's closest friends.

Lethal Weapon 2

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In Lethal Weapon 2, Riggs discovers that South African crime lord Arjen Rudd, whom he and Murtaugh are pursuing, ordered Riggs's death in 1984.
Gibson and Glover respectively reprise their roles as LAPD officers Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, who protect an irritating federal witness (Pesci), while taking on a gang of South African drug dealers hiding behind diplomatic immunity.

Lethal Weapon 3

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He meets Sgt. Lorna Cole (played by Rene Russo), an internal affairs officer, in Lethal Weapon 3 during an investigation into the disappearance of weapons from LAPD impound.
In the film, which is set a few years after Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Martin Riggs (Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Glover) pursue Jack Travis (Wilson), a former L.A.P.D. lieutenant turned ruthless arms dealer, during the six days prior to Murtaugh's retirement.

Lethal Weapon

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In Lethal Weapon, a pair of mismatched LAPD detectives – Martin Riggs (Gibson), a former Green Beret who has become suicidal following the death of his wife, and Roger Murtaugh (Glover), a 50-year-old veteran of the force – work together as partners.

Lethal Weapon 4

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In Lethal Weapon 4, Riggs and Cole are still living together, and she is pregnant with their child, but they have dodged the issue of marriage.

Homicide

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Originally a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's Narcotics Division, upon being reassigned to the Homicide Division, Riggs is partnered up with strait-laced sergeant Roger Murtaugh. In Lethal Weapon, Riggs is transferred from the narcotics division to the homicide division after a shooting incident.

Sergeant

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Originally a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's Narcotics Division, upon being reassigned to the Homicide Division, Riggs is partnered up with strait-laced sergeant Roger Murtaugh.

United States Army

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Riggs joined the U.S. Army at age 19, eventually becoming a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, receiving specialized training in weaponry and hand-to-hand combat.

United States Army Special Forces

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Riggs joined the U.S. Army at age 19, eventually becoming a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, receiving specialized training in weaponry and hand-to-hand combat.

Vietnam War

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Most of Riggs's time in special forces was in Vietnam, where he served as an assassin under the CIA's "Phoenix Project".

Contract killing

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Most of Riggs's time in special forces was in Vietnam, where he served as an assassin under the CIA's "Phoenix Project".

Central Intelligence Agency

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Most of Riggs's time in special forces was in Vietnam, where he served as an assassin under the CIA's "Phoenix Project".

Phoenix Program

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Most of Riggs's time in special forces was in Vietnam, where he served as an assassin under the CIA's "Phoenix Project".

Laos

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The first time he became a killer when he shot a man to death with a sniper rifle from a long distance in Laos; while his ability as a trained killer would later affect his mental health, he thought of it as "the only thing I was ever really good at".

Mental health

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The first time he became a killer when he shot a man to death with a sniper rifle from a long distance in Laos; while his ability as a trained killer would later affect his mental health, he thought of it as "the only thing I was ever really good at".

Depression (mood)

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In 1984, Riggs's wife, Victoria Lynn, dies in a car accident, sending him into a deep depression.

Suicide

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Driven by grief to the brink of suicide, he regularly puts himself (and anyone else near him) in danger, hoping someone will kill him.

Narcotic

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In Lethal Weapon, Riggs is transferred from the narcotics division to the homicide division after a shooting incident.

Drug lord

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By the end of the first film, the two have worked together to rescue Murtaugh's daughter, who had been kidnapped by drug lords and mercenaries.

Mercenary

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By the end of the first film, the two have worked together to rescue Murtaugh's daughter, who had been kidnapped by drug lords and mercenaries.

South Africa

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In Lethal Weapon 2, Riggs discovers that South African crime lord Arjen Rudd, whom he and Murtaugh are pursuing, ordered Riggs's death in 1984.