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Leo Getz

Leo 1

Leo 2

Leo 3

Status: Alive
Age: ?
Date of birth: N/A
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: Template:Nationality
Affiliation: LAPD
Profession: Banker
Real Estate Agent

Private Investigator

Father: Dead or might still be alive and possibly estranged from Leo as he wasn't very nice towards Leo during childhood.
Mother: Abandoned the family or died when Leo was young.
Sibling(s): Unknown at this time
Played by: Joe Pesci
First film: Lethal Weapon 2
Last film: Lethal Weapon 4
"Ok, ok..."
―Leo Getz

Leo Getz is the federal witness Team Riggs/Murtaugh had to protect from the South African Diplomats led by Arjen Rudd. Since then he has become their somewhat good friend. His occupation varies by film (i.e. from Banker in Lethal Weapon 2, to Real Estate Agent in Lethal Weapon 3, to Private Investigator in Lethal Weapon 4).


Leo Getz is a talkative, protective, and crazy guy, who is somewhat of a wacko especially towards other people. When he first meets the detectives, they already became annoyed of him once they learned about his repetitive talking and not stopping his conversation; at times, he even talks to himself. Anytime he gets into a certain subject, he will continue to talk about it, which is helpless on occasion. Getz also has different jobs in each film he appears, so it can be implied he changes jobs because the people he works for also get annoyed with his non-stop talking.

Lethal Weapon 2Edit

Meeting the DetectivesEdit

Leo Getz first meets Police men Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh at his apartment during a case where South African Diplomats are smuggling krugerands into the United States. The duo are assigned to protect Leo from the diplomats as well as question him the details regarding their plans. They already show a disliking to his personality and humor, telling him shut up and slapping his hands away from touching their guns. Leo even kids around with them mentioning everything in his room can be theirs and he can take the small room because he is shorter than both cops. He also tells them he laundered funds in half a billion dollars for smugglers in the past. "Room service" arrives in Leo's apartment room and he complains when Riggs and Murtaugh take some french fries, with Leo wanting it first. When the waiter approaches Leo, he pulls out a gun and was just about to shoot him but Leo pointed it up. Riggs charges at the gunman but pushes the cart and he, the gunman, and Leo fall 7 stories into a pool. Leo is momentarily mistaken for the gunman, who managed to getaway, as Riggs delivered a few punches to his face, breaking his nose.

One word after anotherEdit

After being helped out of the pool, Leo is taken with Riggs and Murtaugh to Arjen Rudd's private home. Waiting in the car, one of the henchmen escapes Rudd's house and Riggs goes after him while Leo attempted following too. He enters Murtaugh's station wagon and a chase begins. During the chase, Leo picks up Riggs' gun, which he accidentally dropped when the driver shook the truck to the side. Murtaugh takes the gun away from him.

Lethal Weapon 3Edit

Real EstateEdit

Leo Getz returns in this film as a real estate agent. Two people visit the Murtaugh House as Getz tries selling to them, possibly due to Roger Murtaugh retiring in less than a week and wanting to move to live a private life with his family. But once again, due to his constant blabbering, he shows them every part of the house (notably the living room, the now complete garage, and the bathroom, reminiscing the previous two films) and details them the events that have occurred in the house's lifetime. He brings them through into the kitchen, but when Riggs and Murtaugh get into another argument, they end up in a position that scares off the buyers (the duo had been spying on Leo the whole time). Murtaugh takes his frustration out on Leo, since Leo mentioned the toilet bomb incident. When Riggs reminds them of the time Murtaugh shot someone with a nailgun in the house, Leo asks if the repairs after the toilet bomb were properly permitted. He says he'll arrange for some backdated permits so that the sale, when they find a buyer, won't hit a snag. Still frustrated, Murtaugh kicks Leo out of his house and he departs.

Trouble in the ForumEdit

Leo visits Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs again, this time at the police station. While talking about a case, he sees a video image of suspect Jack Travis and instantly recognizes him. Leo then tells the duo he knows where they can find him. At the Forum, Leo is in the stands searching for Travis while Riggs publicly announces in the arena that Travis surrender to the LAPD. After narrowly avoiding two beat cops, Leo spots Travis and shouts to Riggs and Murtaugh he found him. Leo chases after him and jumps from the railing on top of Travis' back. The two wrestle and tackle each other onto the ice, interrupting the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Travis pulls out his gun and Leo grabs his arm, lying on the ice, but Travis shoots him in his forearm and injures him as he escapes.

Lethal Weapon 4Edit

To be added.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Leo Getz was portrayed by Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3 and Lethal Weapon 4.


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