R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Danny Glover's character (Sergeant Roger Murtaugh) is fifty years old in the movie, but Glover was only forty years old in 1986.
Had a jumper here last night, Dixie was walking by, saw the whole thing.
Roger Murtaugh: You got a statement from her, send her home.
Dixie: Oh, thanks, I'm beat. You know how it is...
Roger Murtaugh: Yeah, yeah, sure. All dressed up and no one to blow.
Dixie: You're hilarious. God, I don't ...
While Riggs and Murtaugh are driving to question Amanda Hunsacker's pimp, Riggs lights a cigarette and Murtaugh complains about it. Riggs offers to open a window, but the passenger side window was already shown open in the previous scene.
There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production.
$6,829,949 (USA) (8 March 1987)
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