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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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Once Jeffrey Boam was hired to re-write some of Shane Black's script and make it lighter, Richard Donner also wanted to change some scenes in the film which were already shot, because he thought they were too dark, so he had Boam write two new introduction scenes for Riggs, which were gonna replace the scene where Riggs beats up two punks who try to rob him in the bar, and a scene where he kills a crazy sniper, who is shooting at the kids on the playground. The first new scene that Boam wrote, was a different introduction for Riggs, where he is walking along the beach, and finds the dog being tormented by drunks. Riggs pretends he can communicate with the dog and tells the bullies what the dog is thinking, asking Riggs to beat them up, and he does, and the dog follows Riggs home. But it was decided not to re-shoot this new introduction scene. The second new scene which was filmed, was the Christmas tree lot shoot-out scene, which replaced the sniper scene. When Warner Brothers put together an unofficial Director's Cut of Lethal Weapon for DVD release, they decided to put the sniper scene back in. Even Richard Donner and Shane Black said in interviews, how that was not the true Director's Cut, and how it makes no sense that now Riggs had three different introduction scenes. See more »
During the final chase scene between Riggs and Joshua, Riggs
is carrying an HK MP5 submachine gun while Joshua has a CAR-15/M-4 type rifle. In this scene, both weapons have the same firing sound effect, which is not the case in real life as the CAR-15/M-4 has a lower cyclic rate and fires a different round. See more »
Do you really wanna jump? Do you wanna? Well then thats fine with me. Come on, lets do it asshole. Let's do it. I wanna do it. I wanna do it.
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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 (1987) ***1/2 Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe. One of the best action/comedy/buddy films of all time with Gibson as suicidal loose cannon maverick cop Martin Riggs mismatched with partner Roger Murtaugh (Glover in one great comic role), who is constantly reminded of his age and the danger he's constantly in: solving a drug-linked homicide of Murtaugh's friend's daughter. Busey is memorable as an albino mercenary, Mr. Joshua, unsusceptible to pain. Some great stunts and lots of thrills thanks to helmsman Richard Donner (who also directed the sequels).
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