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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When Riggs is chained up, being tortured by Endo, he is barefoot. He is still barefoot when he gets off of the chain after killing Endo and as he goes to rescue Rianne and Murtaugh, we never see him stop to put on shoes, though he does grab his shirt. As they move through the club and then out onto the street chasing Joshua, suddenly Riggs has a pair of white sneakers on. See more »
[cops drive up after the drug dealer shoot-out]
Whaddaya got, Riggs?
There's three down, and one loose in here, he's got black hair and a red shirt...
Okay, let's go! I'm coverin' the left side...
[Riggs weaves around through Christmas trees, and the 3rd dealer jumps him]
Drug Dealer #3:
Freeze! Freeze! Gimme the gun!
[to Riggs, holding a gun to his head]
Drug Dealer #3:
How's it feel, sucker?
Hey... shoot 'im!
Drop it, prick!
Hey, shoot him! Shoot him! Shoot him! Will somebody shoot this prick? Shoot 'im! Shoot 'im!
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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 »
I have watched Lethal Weapon dozens of times and it still entertains me like it originally did in 1987.
A good cop movie has to have the following ingredients; chemistry between it's stars, plenty of action, plenty of humour, action, car chases and a damn good villain.
American cops seemed to be stereotyped in movies. They always seem to be crazy and without any respect for their superiors. I hope they're not like that in real life but it's perfect for a movie.
It's great seeing Riggs and Murtaugh become good buddies by the end of the movie. I like cop films like that.
The really great thing about Lethal Weapon is the action. Riggs is crazy in this film-I wouldn't want to meet a cop like him. Riggs and Murtaugh are opposites but they say opposites attract. Riggs is mad and Murtaugh is sane. Together they spell bad news for the bad guys.
I would also like to give credit to Gary Busey who never disappoints when it comes to playing a villain (or indeed any other part).
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