R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Lee Marvin, Bruce Dern, Richard Jordan, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, and Robert Duvall were all considered for the role of General McAllister.
You know, Roger, you are way behind the times. The guys of the 80s aren't tough. They are sensitive people. Show a little emotion to a woman and shit like that. I think I'm an '80s man...
Roger Murtaugh: How do you figure?
Sergeant McCaskey: Last night I cried in bed. So how is that?
In an early scene with Roger driving (post hot-dog), the steering wheel is noticeably turned - you can see one wheel pillar and the bolt on the back of it. In the next shot, the wheel is properly aligned. He is not turning the car in either shot.
There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production.
All versions of "Lethal Weapon" released in Germany before the Director's Cut had a rating FSK 16, and were all slightly cut. The Director's Cut of LW 1 released in 1998 is uncut, but also got an FSK 16 rating.
$6,829,949 (USA) (8 March 1987)
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