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Template:Sidebar/characterLee Butters is Roger Murtaugh's son-in-law, and appears in Lethal Weapon 4. He is a rookie detective for the LAPD.

Biograpphy

Lee Butters is a cop, who represents the next generation of the LAPD, albeit, cops who have psychology degrees, etc. He is also a wacko in his own right, and gets very excited when events occur while on duty.

Although Murtaugh thinks that Butters is gay, it is revealed that Butters has secretly been married to Murtaugh's daughter, and only Riggs and his wife know this.

Lethal Weapon 4

Lee Butters is first shown after Team Riggs/Murtaugh foil a raid on a ship carrying Chinese slaves. He is happy to see them both and even shows his gratitude by telling someone to give Roger Murtaugh a towel (even though he didn't need it). Butters inspects a dead Chinese body and becomes so enraged, he thinks people are crazy for killing an innocent being and bringing dead bodies to America. Then reporters start looming in and Butters shouts at them to leave the premises.

Butters is then shown in the police station talking to Murtaugh. Murtaugh doesn't seem all too pleased to be working with him because he doesn't feel like he was meant to be with him. Butters joins the duo as they go pay a visit to Uncle Benny Chan in Chinatown, Los Angeles to interrogate him about the Chinese slaves on the boat from the other day. But as they are heading down the road, they notice a red GMC SUV, belonging to Leo Getz, following them.

The duo pullover as Butters observes the ordeal happening with the two, until Leo offends Butters by calling him a 'perp' in the backseat. Butters himself then gets upset with Leo revealing to him he is a cop and shows him his gun and badge, scaring Leo. The two would continue to argue with each other until a police officer arrives in his motorcycle. When Riggs tells the officer they don't know Leo, Butters plays along and uses his hand gestures to show him he has been drinking and they speed off happily.

Butters arrives at Uncle Benny's Restaurant and follows the duo into Uncle Benny's office.

Later at the police station, Butters has a conversation with Leo about how cellphones charge with high taxes every minute.

Gallery

To view the Lee Butters gallery, click here.

Trivia

  • Lee Butters may have inspired the character of James Carter (played by Chris Tucker) from Rush Hour, which was released the same year as Lethal Weapon 4.
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