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- Mel Gibson
- Danny Glover
- Gary Busey
- Mitchell Ryan
- Tom Atkins
- Darlene Love
- Traci Wolfe
- Jackie Swanson
- Damon Hines
- Ebonie Smith
Did You Know?
- Danny Glover's character (Sergeant Roger Murtaugh) is fifty years old in the movie, but Glover was only forty years old in 1986.
- The amount of Riggs' hotdog that he has eaten.
- Martin Riggs: You want me to drive?
- Roger Murtaugh: No, you're supposed to be suicidal, remember? I'LL drive.
- Martin Riggs: Anybody who drives around in this town IS suicidal.
Atom User Reviews
The atmosphere, the buddy stuff and the flashy setting don't make up for the fact that the main story is too distanced throughout much of the movie. Further diluting the film's intensity is the scene structuring; far too often lame expository scenes serve to advance the plot or explain the backstory.
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.
This is one of the best of the subgenre, an action-packed movie that delivers adrenaline jolts with both barrels while not skimping on character development and wry humor.