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
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According to a June 2007 Vanity Fair article, Bruce Willis was considered for the role of Riggs, but turned it down. He got the lead role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988) after Mel Gibson turned it down. See more »
The car that Roger is driving has the shifter in "park". See more »
Good afternoon Mr. Mendez.
Yeah, how you doing?
Did you pat him down Mr. Larch?
Aw hey man, we went through this act already...
[Cutting off Mendez]
Go through it again!
Who are you?
That's hardly important but if it matters you may call me Mr. Joshua.
[Turns and motions to follow him]
Oh, great, swell, Mr. Joshua, huh?
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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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