Lethal Weapon

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Movie Info & Cast


The first in a series of four Lethal Weapons. Mel Gibson plays an emotionally off-balanced undercover cop. His partner, Danny Glover, is good valued family man. The two opposite personalities become embroiled in a series of tense and exciting situations.


  • 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.
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  • The amount of Riggs' hotdog that he has eaten.
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    • 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.
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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.

Metacritic review by Duane Byrge
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter

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.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli