A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy.
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
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Hollywood city officials hung Christmas decorations on Hollywood Blvd. a few months early so that the scenes shot for this film, particularly the action scenes near the end of the picture, looked like they happened at the end of the year. See more »
When Riggs and Murtaugh shoot Joshua after he overpowers the cops trying to arrest him, the slide (top half of an automatic pistol that moves backward when the gun is fired) on Riggs' Beretta doesn't move. See more »
General, Mr. Mendez is here.
[turns around to greet Mendez]
Ah, Mr. Mendez. How are you?
Hey, I'm fine.
[motioning to Mr. Joshua]
Where the hell did you get him? Psychos 'R Us?
I don't think you're funny.
I don't think this whole goddamn setup's funny. You're using mercenaries, for chrissake, tell me I'm wrong.
No. You're not wrong.
And you expect me to trust these fuckin' bozos?
My people are loyal, Mr. Mendez. They are loyal to me.
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There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production. 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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