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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Danny Glover's character (Sergeant Roger Murtaugh) is 50 years old in the movie, but Glover was only 40 years old in 1986. See more »
Reflected in Riggs' sunglasses just before Dixie's house explodes. See more »
[Endo shocks Riggs with a device]
Hit him again!
[Martin groans as his body shakes violently]
[soft but enthused]
Hit him again.
[Endo hits him again for longer]
C'mon, tell me about the shipment!
[yells and spouts giberrish, then spits at Endo, tries to reach Joshua]
I swear I'm gonna fucking kill the both of you.
Yeah, yeah, very funny. Now what about the *shipment*?
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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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