LETHAL WEAPON (Theatrical Release USA 1987)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Lethal Weapon—classic Mel Gibson—is one of the best police action films produced for awhile. The movie soars in likability factor due to the superb casting choice of teaming Danny Glover with Mel Gibson. Some unnecessary nudity, but generally clean. Some humor accompanied with good action scenes.

Storyline

Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), an homicide policeman, becomes paired with Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), an aggressive narcotics officer, to investigate a possible homicide which involves the daughter of Roger Murtaugh’s Vietnam buddy, Michael Hunsaker (Tom Atkins). The police team discover that Michael Hunsaker is involved in drug trade and the action begins as Murtaugh and Riggs round up bad guys the old-fashioned way.

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director and Producer Richard Donner. Thank you to Producer Joel Silver for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Joshua (Gary Busey), The General (Mitchell Ryan), Trish Murtaugh (Darlene Love), Rianne Murtaugh (Traci Wolfe), Nick Murtaugh (Damon Hines), Carrie Murtaugh (Ebonie Smith), and Beat Cop (Bill Kalmenson).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s better than Dirty Harry and displays Mel Gibson’s talent almost at the level of his Mad Max films.

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