Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1987)

If these two can learn to stand each other... the bad guys don't stand a chance.

  • Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1987-03-06
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 3452 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Silver Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Richard Donner
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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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  • Mel Gibson

    as Martin Riggs
  • Danny Glover

    as Roger Murtaugh
  • Gary Busey

    as Mr. Joshua
  • Mitchell Ryan

    as General Peter McAllister
  • Tom Atkins

    as Michael Hunsaker
  • Darlene Love

    as Trish Murtaugh
  • Traci Wolfe

    as Rianne Murtaugh
  • Jackie Swanson

    as Amanda Hunsaker
  • Damon Hines

    as Nick Murtaugh
  • Ebonie Smith

    as Carrie Murtaugh
  • Bill Kalmenson

    as Beat Cop
  • Lycia Naff

    as Dixie
  • Patrick Cameron

    as Cop #1
  • Don Gordon

    as Cop #2
  • Jimmie F. Skaggs

    as Drug Dealer #1
  • Jason Ronard

    as Drug Dealer #2
  • Blackie Dammett

    as Drug Dealer #3
  • Gail Bowman

    as Cop
  • Robert Fol

    as Cop
  • Selma Archerd

    as Policewoman
  • Richard B. Whitaker

    as Police Officer
  • Mary Ellen Trainor

    as Psychologist
  • Steve Kahan

    as Captain Ed Murphy
  • Jack Thibeau

    as Sergeant McCaskey
  • Grand L. Bush

    as Boyette
  • Ed O'Ross

    as Mendez
  • Gustav Vintas

    as Gustaf
  • Paul Tuerpe

    as Mercenary
  • Chad Hayes

    as Mercenary
  • Chris D.

    as Mercenary
  • Sven-Ole Thorsen

    as Mercenary (as Sven Thorsen)
  • Peter DuPont

    as Mercenary
  • Gilles Kohler

    as Mercenary
  • Cedric Adams

    as Mercenary
  • Jim J. Poslof

    as Mercenary
  • Al Leong

    as Endo
  • Michael Shaner

    as McCleary
  • Natalie Zimmerman

    as Patrol Cop
  • Deborah Dismukes

    as Blonde on Bike
  • Cheryl Baker

    as Girl in Shower #1
  • Terri Lynn Doss

    as Girl in Shower #2
  • Sharon K. Brecke

    as Girl in Shower #3
  • Donald Gooden

    as Alfred
  • Alphonse Mouzon

    as Alfred's Friend #1
  • Shaun Hunter

    as Alfred's Friend #2
  • Everitt Wayne Collins Jr.

    as Alfred's Friend #3
  • Lenny Juliano

    as Patrol Cop
  • Henry Brown

    as Plainclothes Cop
  • Brian Strohm

    as Family Friend
  • Teresa Kadotani

    as Hooker
  • Frank Reinhard

    as Beat Cop
  • John O'Neill

    as Police Officer in Car #1
  • Tom Noga

    as Police Officer in Car #2
  • Burbank the Cat

    as Burbank the Cat
  • Sam the Dog

    as Sam the Dog
  • Larry Clardy

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Renée Estevez

    as Underage Hooker (uncredited)
  • Bob Harks

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Kathleen Harrison

    as Mrs. Dilber (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Conrad Hurtt

    as Crime Scene Officer (uncredited)
  • Mic Rodgers

    as Bus Driver (uncredited)
  • Joan Severance

    as Girl in Black Playsuit (uncredited)
  • Alastair Sim

    as Ebeneezer Scrooge (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Chris Tashima

    as Fire Rescue Attendant (uncredited)
  • Norman D. Wilson

    as Bartender (uncredited)
Production Joel Silver Producer
Writing Shane Black Screenplay
Editing Stuart Baird Editor
Sound Eric Clapton Original Music Composer
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Camera Stephen Goldblatt Director of Photography
Directing Richard Donner Director
Production Richard Donner Producer
Art Marvin March Set Decoration
Art J. Michael Riva Production Design
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Mary Malin Costume Design
Production Jennie Lew Tugend Producer
Costume & Make-Up Scott H. Eddo Makeup Artist
Crew Mary Peters Stunts