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Lethal Weapon

R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), Riggs immediately clashes with the older officer. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring. As they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, Riggs and Murtaugh begin to form a bond. Riggs' volatile behavior might just help them apprehend the criminals -- if it doesn't kill them both first.

Cast: Mel Gibson , Danny Glover , Gary Busey , Mitchell Ryan , Tom Atkins , Darlene Love , Traci Wolfe , Jackie Swanson

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Action

Distributor: Warner Bros., Warner Home Vídeo

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Release Date: July 31st, 1991|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • Lethal Weapon is vulgar, violent and predictable. Yet, in some outbreak of id, I got caught up in the shenanigans of Danny Glover and Mel Gibson as a mismatched cop team. Mr. Glover is more than solid and Mr. Gibson has added a kind of raw humor to his repertoire that is extremely sexy. [5 Mar 1987, p.1] show more

  • In a movie with the energy of this one, we're exhilarated by the sheer freedom of movement; the violence becomes surrealistic and less important than the movie's underlying energy level. show more

  • Gibson is truly frightening as the cop about to go into orbit, and Glover is a standout as the down-to-earth lawman with very much to lose. show more

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A new, juicy rumor has Aussie heartthrob Chris Hemsworth pegged as one of the leads in the long-gestated reboot of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise. The Tracking Board reports that Hemsworth has been ...

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