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.
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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According to a June 2007 Vanity Fair article, Bruce Willis was considered for the Riggs role but turned it down. He got the lead role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988) after Mel Gibson turned it down. See more »
When Riggs is being tortured by Endo and Joshua, he is supposedly swinging suspended from a hook, and must later pull himself up to get free. But in the wider shots, you can see his knees bent; his feet are already on the ground, and all he would have to do is stand up (or on the edge of the trough at his feet) to lift off of the hook. See more »
[holding his wife's wedding photograph, crying, after deciding not to kill himself]
See you later, babe.
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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 »
Richard Donner's Lethal Weapon is a film bombarded by action, plot and clever characters. In a sense, this is a little like Raiders of the Lost Ark with a load of action, with a plot and characters to match. Here, we meet 2 actors who, while are celebrities now, we're sort of celebrities back in the day. These 2 guys are Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a loose cannon (Martin Riggs) and a aging family man (Roger Murtaugh) who team up to stop a gang of drug dealers. Plot might not be the best, because we focus on Riggs and Murtaugh so much, we dont care about much else. Lots and lots of fun here. A+
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