Lethal Weapon
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1987
Director: Richard Donner
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-170921
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 25, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#869)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) is no ordinary cop. He's a Mad Max gone maniacal, a man whose killing expertise and suicidal recklessness make him a Lethal Weapon to anyone he works against. Or with.

Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is an easygoing homicide detective with a loving family, a big house and a pension he doesn't want to lose. Imagine Murtaugh's shock when he learns his new partner is a guy with nothing left to lose: wild-eyed, burnt-out Martin Riggs.

Lethal Weapon is the thrill-packed story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one other thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a routine murder investigation leads to all-out, take-no-prisoners, martial-arts-and-machine-guns war with an international heroin ring. Director Richard Donner (Superman: The Movie, The Goonies) moves that war at two speeds: fast and faster. Hot L.A. days and nights explode in one show-topping scene after another, culminating in a no-holds-barred battle between Riggs and his Angel-of-Death nemesis (Gary Busey) - an electrifying sequence incorporating three martial arts styles and requiring four full nights to film. Fierce, fast and frequently funny, Lethal Weapon fires off round after round of can't-miss entertainment.
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Genres
Action
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros.
 • Silver Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Pan & Scan), Main Feature (Widescreen)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Richard Donner....Director
Writing
Shane Black....Writer
Production
Richard Donner....Producer
Joel Silver....Producer
Cinematography
Stephen Goldblatt....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Stuart Baird....Film Editor
Music
Michael Kamen....Composer
Eric Clapton....Composer
Sound
Bill Nelson....Production Sound Mixer
Robert Henderson....Supervising Sound Editor
Alan Robert Murray....Supervising Sound Editor
Les Fresholtz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dick Alexander....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Vern Poore....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard L. Oswald....Sound Editor
D. Michael Horton....Sound Editor
Bruce Lacey....Sound Editor
Gordon Davidson....Sound Editor
Neil Burrow....Sound Editor
Milton C. Burrow....Sound Editor
Art
Mary Malin....Costume Designer
J. Michael Riva....Production Designer
Barry Delaney....Costume Designer
Scott Eddo....Make-up Artist
Chuck Gaspar....Visual Effects
Thomas Mertz....Visual Effects
Elmer Hui....Visual Effects
Jeff Wischnack....Visual Effects
Bruce Robles....Visual Effects
Greg John Callas....Visual Effects
Harold Selig....Visual Effects
Richard Wood....Visual Effects
Cast
Mel Gibson....Martin Riggs
Danny Glover....Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey....Joshua
Mitchell Ryan....The General
Tom Atkins....Michael Hunsaker
Darlene Love....Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe....Rianne Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson....Amanda Hunsaker
Damon Hines....Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith....Carrie Murtaugh
Bill Kalmenson....Beat Cop
Lycia Naff....Dixie
Patrick Cameron....Cop #1
Don Gordon....Cop #2
Jimmie F. Skaggs....Drug Dealer #1
Jason Ronard....Drug Dealer #2
Blackie Dammett....Drug Dealer #3
Gail Bowman....Cop
Robert Fol....Cop
Selma Archerd....Policewoman
Richard B. Whitaker....Police Officer
Mary Ellen Trainor....Psychologist
Steve Kahan....Capt. Ed Murphy
Jack Thibeau....McCaskey
Grand Bush....Boyette
Ed O'Ross....Mendez
Gustav Vintas....Gustaf
Mercenaries
Paul Tuerpe
Chad Hayes
Chris D. Jardins
Sven Thorsen
Peter DuPont
Gilles Kohler
Cedric Adams
James Poslof
Al Leong....Endo
Michael Shaner....McCleary
Natalie Zimmerman....Patrol Cop
Deborah Dismukes....Blonde on Bike
Cheryl Baker....Girl in Shower #1
Terri Lynn Doss....Girl in Shower #2
Sharon K. Brecke....Girl in Shower #3
Donald Gooden....Alfred
Alphonse Philippe Mouzon....Alfred's Friend #1
Shaun Hunter....Alfred's Friend #2
Everitt Wayne Collins Jr.....Alfred's Friend #3
Lenny Juliano....Patrol Cop
Henry Brown....Plainclothes Cop
Brian Strohm....Family Friend
Teresa Kadotani....Hooker
Frank Reinhard....Beat Cop
John O'Neill....Police Officer in Car #1
Tom Noga....Police Officer in Car #2
Burbank The Cat
Sam The Dog
Allison Caine....Additional Voice (uncredited, voice)
Mic Rodgers....Bus Driver (uncredited)
Joan Severance....Girl in Black Playsuit (uncredited)