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Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Starring (View all)
Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
Martin Riggs
Danny Glover Danny Glover
Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey Gary Busey
Joshua
Mitch Ryan Mitch Ryan
The General
Tom Atkins Tom Atkins
Michael Hunsaker
Darlene Love Darlene Love
Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe Traci Wolfe
Rianne Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson Jackie Swanson
Amanda Hunsaker


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


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A buddy-cop action-comedy masterpiece!

8 years, 9 months ago at Dec 21 4:19
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"Everybody thinks I'm suicidal, in which case, I'm fucked and nobody wants to work with me; or they think I'm faking to draw a psycho pension, in which case, I'm fucked and nobody wants to work with me. Basically, I'm fucked."

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11 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 17:13
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I haven't seen a lot of Buddy Cop movies, but so far this is the best one. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover star as two very different cops who become partners. I know it may sound cliched, but it's actually really great. Richard Donner directs, and he does one hell of a job too. Lots of action, you definitely won't get bored during this movie. I usually don't like Mel Gibson, but I actually liked him... read more

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5 years, 2 months ago at Jun 29 20:56
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I feel I have waited too long already to check this series out. I know I've seen scenes from the series, but I couldn't tell you from which movies they were. It's a Richard Donner movie. He has made some pretty great flicks as well as some just decent watches. I can't say I've disliked anything from him yet. Shane Black also never disappoints with his writing. I was beginning to wonder why they st... read more
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Description: A veteran cop, Murtough, is partnered with a young homicidal cop, Riggs. Both have one thing in common: they hate to work in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. Moviegoers familiar only with the relatively tongue-in-cheek Lethal Weapon sequels may be amazed to find out how dangerous and unpredictable Riggs is in the first Lethal Weapon -- and how likely it seems that Murtaugh might not survive until fade-out time. Taken in part from synopsis by Hal Erickson Read more at [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 6 March 1987
UPC: 085391170921
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