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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When Roger and Martin go to Roger's house, Roger's youngest daughter is in the kitchen with two little friends and her mom(Roger's wife). The daughter shouts "Mommy, Roger's home" instead of "Mommy, daddy's home". Then she and her two little friends run out the front door to greet her dad, and he picks her up and she says "Hi Mom" instead of "Hi Dad". 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 »
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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