A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship. Written by
Graeme Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In a photograph Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is shown in US Army uniform with a 173 Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) shoulder insignia, and states that Michael Hunsaker (Tom Atkins) saved his (Murtaugh's) life by taking a bayonet to the ribs for him at the Battle of Ia Drang (November 14-16, 1965). On November 8, 1965 the 173d was fighting north of Bien Hoa in Operation Hump, 271 miles south of the Ia Drang valley. The Battle of Ia Drang was fought by elements of the 5th and 7th Cavalry, and the 1st Air Cavalry Division. See more »
Lethal Weapon is the first in a series of films that were all good. Richard Donner made an action packed buddy picture that everyone can enjoy. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover were both good in the lead roles and the action sequences are top notch. Kudos to Gary Busey for making a great bad guy.
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