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Lethal Weapon ()


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Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

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Martin Riggs
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Roger Murtaugh
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Joshua
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The General
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Michael Hunsaker
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Trish Murtaugh
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Rianne Murtaugh
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Amanda Hunsaker
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Nick Murtaugh
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Carrie Murtaugh
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Beat Cop
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Dixie
Patrick Cameron ...
Cop #1
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Cop #2
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Drug Dealer #1
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Drug Dealer #2
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Drug Dealer #3
Gail Bowman ...
Cop
Robert Fol ...
Cop
Selma Archerd ...
Policewoman
Richard B. Whitaker ...
Police Officer
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Psychologist
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Capt. Ed Murphy
Jack Thibeau ...
McCaskey
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Boyette (as Grand Bush)
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Mendez
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Gustaf
Paul Tuerpe ...
Mercenary
Chad Hayes ...
Mercenary
Chris D. ...
Mercenary (as Chris D. Jardins)
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Mercenary (as Sven Thorsen)
Peter DuPont ...
Mercenary
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Mercenary
Cedric Adams ...
Mercenary
Jim J. Poslof ...
Mercenary (as James Poslof)
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Endo
Michael Shaner ...
McCleary
Natalie Zimmerman ...
Patrol Cop
Deborah Dismukes ...
Blonde on Bike
Cheryl Baker ...
Girl in Shower #1
Terri Lynn Doss ...
Girl in Shower #2
Sharon K. Brecke ...
Girl in Shower #3
Donald Gooden ...
Alfred
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Alfred's Friend #1
Shaun Hunter ...
Alfred's Friend #2
Everitt Wayne Collins Jr. ...
Alfred's Friend #3
Lenny Juliano ...
Patrol Cop
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Plainclothes Cop
Brian Strohm ...
Family Friend
Teresa Kadotani ...
Hooker
Frank Reinhard ...
Beat Cop
John O'Neill ...
Police Officer in Car #1
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Police Officer in Car #2
Burbank the Cat ...
Burbank the Cat
Sam the Dog ...
Sam the Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Clardy ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Underage Hooker (uncredited)
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Priest (uncredited)
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Crime Scene Officer (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Girl in Black Playsuit (uncredited)
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Fire Rescue Attendant (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson ...
Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Donner

Written by

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Shane Black ... (written by)
 
Jeffrey Boam ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Richard Donner ... producer
Jennie Lew Tugend ... associate producer (as Jennie Lew)
Joel Silver ... producer

Music by

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Eric Clapton
Michael Kamen

Cinematography by

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Stephen Goldblatt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stuart Baird

Editorial Department

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Michael Greenfeld ... assistant editor
William J. Meshover ... assistant editor (as Billy Meshover)
Bernard Weiser ... post-production

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty

Production Design by

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J. Michael Riva

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Costume Design by

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Mary Malin

Makeup Department

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Paul Abascal ... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo ... makeup artist (as Scott Eddo)
K.G. Ramsey ... hair style creator: Mel Gibson (as Ramsey)

Production Management

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Steve Perry ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Terry Miller ... second assistant director (as Terry Miller Jr.)
Benjamin Rosenberg ... first assistant director
Willie E. Simmons Jr. ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Eva Anna Andry ... assistant art director (as Eva Bohn)
Mario Castillo ... swing gang
Oscar Delgadillo ... swing gang
Jack Eberhart ... lead person
Joyce Gordon ... swing gang
Jaymes Hinkle ... production scenic artist (as Jimmie J. Hinkle)
Ron Morales ... labor foreman
Erik L. Nelson ... property master (as Erik Nelson)
James F. Orendorff ... construction foreman (as James Orendorff)
Virginia L. Randolph ... assistant art director
Bob Santaella ... swing gang
George Stokes ... construction coordinator
Leslie Warren-Smith ... art department researcher
Michael Denering ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Sherrie Bayer Burke ... assistant sound editor
Milton C. Burrow ... sound editor
Neil Burrow ... sound editor
Gordon Davidson ... sound editor
Juno J. Ellis ... adr editor
Jay Engel ... supervising adr editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady ... assistant adr editor (as Barbara Gandolfo)
Dee Dee Goldner ... assistant sound editor (as Deedee Goldner)
Robert G. Henderson ... supervising sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
David M. Horton ... sound editor (as D. Michael Horton)
Bruce Lacey ... sound editor
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Bill Nelson ... production sound mixer
Richard Oswald ... sound editor (as Richard L. Oswald)
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Mychal Smith ... cable man
Jim Sparks ... assistant sound editor
Jules Strasser ... boom man (as Jules Strasser III)
Scott D. Jackson ... foley editor (uncredited)
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Greg John Callas ... special effects
Joe Day ... special effects foreman
Chuck Gaspar ... special effects coordinator
Elmer Hui ... special effects
Thomas Mertz ... special effects
Bruce Robles ... special effects
Harold Selig ... special effects
Jeffrey A. Wischnack ... special effects (as Jeff Wischnack)
Dick Wood ... special effects (as Richard Wood)

Stunts

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John Alden ... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts (as Gregory Barnett)
Bobby Bass ... stunt coordinator
Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Kelly C. Collins ... stunts (as Kelly Collins)
Monty Cox ... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Mike De Luna ... stunts (as Mike DeLuna)
Steve DeFrance ... stunts (as Steve M. deFrance)
Shane Dixon ... stunts
David R. Ellis ... stunts (as David Ellis)
Richard M. Ellis ... stunts (as Richard Miller Ellis)
Donna Evans ... stunts
James W. Gavin ... stunt pilot (as Jim Gavin)
Diane Hetfield ... stunts
Freddie Hice ... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker ... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Jeff Imada ... stunts
Mark Lonsdale ... stunts
Dana Mackey ... stunts
R.W. Martin ... stunt pilot
Bennie Moore ... stunts (as Bennie E. Moore Jr.)
Jimmy Nickerson ... stunts (as Jim Nickerson)
Mary Peters ... stunts
Chad Randall ... stunts
Dar Robinson ... stunts
Mic Rodgers ... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... stunts (as Ron Rondell)
Keith Tellez ... stunts
Elliott S. Valderrama ... stunts (as Elliott Valderrama)
Karl A. Wickman ... stunt pilot (as Karl Wickman)
Randell Dennis Widner ... stunts (as Randy Widner)
Glenn R. Wilder ... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Annie Ellis ... stunts (uncredited)
Royce Gracie ... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Tom Noga ... stunts (uncredited)
Mic Rodgers ... stunt double: Mel Gibson (uncredited)
Tony Snegoff ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kirk Bales ... dolly grip
Richmond G. Cogswell ... video assist (as Rich Cogswell)
Frank M. Holgate ... aerial photographer (as Frank Holgate) / underwater photographer (as Frank Holgate)
Bill King ... electrical best boy
Tim McArdle ... rigging gaffer
Geary McLeod ... first assistant camera
Ron Peebles ... grip best boy
Calmar Roberts ... first assistant camera (as Cal Roberts)
Charles Saldana ... key grip
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Stephen St. John ... panaglide operator
Mike Strong ... gaffer (as Michael Strong)
Ronald Vidor ... underwater photographer (as Ron Vidor)
Richard Walden ... camera operator
Rick Whitesman ... second assistant camera
Bess Wiley ... second assistant camera
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Hofstein ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Norvet ... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Scott Papenfus ... camera trainee (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barry Francis Delaney ... costume supervisor (as Barry Delaney)
Dallas D. Dornan ... costumer (as Dallas Dornan)
Paki Wolfe ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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David Israel ... location manager
John Panzarella ... location manager
Paula Shaw ... location manager

Music Department

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Bruce Babcock ... additional orchestrator
Chris Boardman ... additional orchestrator
Christopher Brooks ... music editor
Stephen Chase ... music producer (as Steve Chase)
Eric Clapton ... musician
Robert Fernandez ... orchestral recordist (as Bobby Fernandez)
Philip Giffin ... additional orchestrator
James Guthrie ... music producer
Michael Kamen ... music producer / musician / orchestra arranger / orchestra conductor
David Sanborn ... musician
David A. Stewart ... music producer (as Manu Guiot)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
William Ross ... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jim Barbarino ... transportation captain
Don Cannon ... driver
Vernon Dautenhahn ... driver (as Vern Dautenhahn)
Cliff Hill ... transportation captain
Myra Hill ... transportation coordinator
Ron Kelley ... driver
Paul Tampourlos ... driver
Dennis Junt ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)

Other crew

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Cedric Adams ... special technical advisor: 'Capoeira'
Julie Adams ... dialogue coach
Gordon Antell ... unit runner
Matthew Baer ... production office aide
Rod Bernsen ... technical advisor
Lauren B. Caplan ... production office aide (as Lauren Caplan)
Leah Dunatchik ... production office aide
Art Fransen ... technical advisor
Jan Garner ... production accountant
Rorion Gracie ... special technical advisor: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Lindsay Hirsch ... production office aide
Laura Hoffman ... production secretary
Michael Alan Kahn ... unit runner (as Michael Kahn)
George Luis ... assistant: Joel Silver
Tom Maslow ... unit runner
Alvin Mears ... animal trainer
Katherine Ann Moore ... unit publicist (as Katherine Moore)
Dennis Newsome ... special technical advisor: 'Jail-House-Rock'
Michael Papac ... weapon specialist
Jim Porter ... first aid
Spencer Quinn ... liaison
Jean Paul Riva ... production office aide
Laurie Ryan ... assistant: Jennie Lew
Ron Saffold ... craft service
Tatum Share ... production office aide
Debby Shively ... production office aide (as Debbie Shively)
Tamara Smith ... assistant: Joel Silver
Susan Stern ... production office aide
Michael Thau ... associate to producer (as Michael Benjamin Thau)
Elaine K. Thompson ... production associate
Marion Tumen ... script supervisor
Richard Whitaker ... technical advisor
Ellen Wolff ... production office aide
Allison Caine ... additional voice (uncredited)
Shari Cartun ... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Riley Kathryn Ellis ... development executive (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager ... dispatcher (uncredited)

Thanks

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Dar Robinson ... dedicated to the memory of
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Graeme Roy

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Taglines If these two can learn to stand each other... the bad guys don't stand a chance. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'arme fatale (France)
  • Lethal Weapon - Zwei stahlharte Profis (Germany)
  • Arma letal (Spain)
  • Aslahey-e margbar (Iran, Persian title)
  • Zabójcza broń (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,829,949, 08 Mar 1987
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $120,207,127

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jackie Swanson did perform the high fall on her own. Trained by legendary stuntman Dar Robinson. Also, the stunt was done using an airbag covered with a life-size painting of the driveway and cars, which, like a foreground miniature, visually blends into the real scene. Thus, the editor is able to hold the shot until just as she makes contact with the airbag, for greater realism. See more »
Goofs When Riggs jumps off the building after handcuffing himself to the jumper, a close up shot just after they step off the ledge shows that the rubber trick handcuffs break. When they get out of the air bag, they have connected real handcuffs on. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Belle da morire (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Jingle Bell Rock See more »
Crazy Credits There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production. See more »
Quotes [Repeated line in all 4 movies]
Roger Murtaugh: I'm too old for this shit!
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