Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Director: Richard Donner
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Storyline:

Roger Murtaugh is an aging family man and sensible veteran police officer just trying to make it through the day unscathed. Martin Riggs is a suicidal loose cannon cop who doesn’t care if he even lives to see the end of the day. Reluctantly thrown together to solve the mysterious murder of a banker’s daughter, the unlikely duo uncovers a dangerous ring of drug smugglers employing ex-military mercenaries. After a tragic turn of events, the mission becomes personal and the mismatched investigators must learn to trust one another as they wage a two-man war against a deadly criminal organization.

One comment

  • I remember when I was growing up and I loved pointless action flicks and the Lethal Weapon franchise was by far my favorite series. It beats die hard by a long shot which is the movie this was competing against a lot in the 80s.Mel Gibson and Danny Glover do a great job as very believable partners they have great chemistry.

    This movie is about a older cop named murtaugh(Glover) who is given a new suicidal off the wall partner named Riggs(Gibson). They both hate working with a partner but they must put their differences aside so they can stop a group of drug smugglers.

    I know the story is really nothing new actually back in those days it was quite original and groundbreaking. But even for today this movie still holds up because for its day it had some great production values.

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