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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Theatrical and television trailers for the film, show a few deleted and extended scenes that were never released in full on any DVD or Blu-ray release of the movie: Murtaugh saying "New Partner?" after he gets thrown to the floor by Riggs when they first meet and is told that Riggs is his new partner, Riggs and Murtaugh driving in the car when Murtaugh telling Riggs "Don't kill anybody" and Riggs repeats the line, a couple of shots of a short deleted scene where Murtaugh is shooting his gun at the target range alone, Riggs beating up two guys who try to rob and kill him while he is in the bar (original introduction scene for his character), Riggs saying an additional line "Nobody can touch me" after Murtaugh asks him is he really that good as he says he is, additional dialogue between Rianne and Riggs in the ending where she tells Riggs how people say he is the best and he again says "Nobody can touch me" and winks, and part of the original ending showing Riggs and Murtaugh outside the same bar where Riggs beat up two guys in the original opening, and where they say goodbye to each other. Some other scenes were also deleted and never released. See more »
Amanda's stockings are pulled up all the way as she falls, but are neatly rolled down below her knees after she lands. See more »
There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production. See more »
The Director's Cut (not actually a true director's cut, but a marketing promotion by Warner Bros.) features seven minutes of additional footage. In a new trailer scene, Riggs smashes his TV with a beer bottle; later he buys a new one. Murtaugh, before partnering with Riggs, goes to practice at the firing range. Riggs, before the dope shoot out, answers a call in a school yard with a sniper. Riggs walks out into the line of fire and kills the sniper, emptying his clip into him. Riggs, after leaving Murtaugh's house, goes out to solicit a prostitute. The aftermath is not shown, but Riggs says he wants to take her home to watch The Stooges with him; for this he pays her $100. 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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