almost 2 years
A little too over the top, and later imitators have dulled the quippy banter for me.
Cops almost got killed cause Riggs just HAD to fistfight the bad guy.
Classic buddy cop movie. Good humor and stellar acting by Gibson and Glover. Must watch.
Kinetic, energetic top-of-its-class 80s buddy action-comedy
over 4 years
Bit corny. Mel Gibson is a very good actor though, he is worth watching.
almost 6 years
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
This movie is so awesome. Buddy movies need to be more like this
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film and the first in a series of films, all directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of LAPD detectives, and Gary Busey as their primary adversary. After the first film, the series fell into the action thriller genres, and is generally considered to typify the "buddy cop" plot device.
L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is worried about getting old, having recently celebrated his 50th birthday. He receives a message from Michael Hunsaker (Tom Atkins), an old Vietnam War friend who Murtaugh realizes he has not seen in over 12 years. Before he can meet him, he is called to investigate a suicide and learns that the victim is Hunsaker's daughter, Amanda. Elsewhere, L.A.P.D. Narcotics Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), who is suicidal following the recent death of his wife in a traffic accident, nearly kills a disarmed suspect after flying into a...