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Lethal Weapon


Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan View All


Shane Black (Screenplay), Richard Donner (Director) View All

Release: Mar. 6th, 1987
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.
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The original Shane Black movie, Lethal Weapon features all the hallmarks that would come to define the man's few but undoubtedly distinctive attempts to update film noir for the sensibilities of an audience hungry for high-concept blockbusters.
Gibson teasing the guy and telling him to jump if he really wants to is disturbingly hilarious, and such is Murtaugh telling Riggs to kill himself if he really wants to die that badly.
All of these movies feature contrasting character pairs (and ironically all of them have police or military backgrounds), and in Lethal Weapon we got the straight-laced two-days-left-till-retirement Danny Glover paired with the youthful go-get-em newbie- WHOA WAIT A SECOND, I'm sorry, I have the wro....
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