Lethal Weapon

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Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 442 (Rank from 1987: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Other Movies in the Series

  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    David Baruffi97
    Sober Film Critic James Brown93(full review)
    karma90 - Completely redefined the cop-based action drama.
    CinemaVisitor Erik85
    Bryan Lienesch82 - Mel Gibson and Danny Glover fight Gary Busey? How does that NOT have '80's classic written all over it?
    Thomas Pollock80
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest78
    Dave Examines Movies76(full review)

    People Involved

  • Mel Gibson (Sergeant Martin Riggs)
  • Danny Glover (Sergeant Roger Murtaugh)
  • Gary Busey (Mr. Joshua)
  • Mitch Ryan (General Peter McAllister)
  • Tom Atkins (Michael Hunsaker)
  • Darlene Love (Trish Murtaugh)
  • Traci Wolfe (Rianne Murtaugh)
  • Jackie Swanson (Amanda Hunsaker)
  • Damon Hines (Nick Murtaugh)
  • Ebonie Smith (Carrie Murtaugh)
  • Gilles Kohler (Mercenary)
  • Lycia Naff (Dixie)
  • Jack Thibeau (Sergeant McCaskey)
  • Ed ORoss (Mendez)
  • Don Gordon (Cop #2)
  • Patrick Cameron (Cop #1)
  • Richard Donner (Director)
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