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Lethal Weapon 1987

  • Richard Donner
  • March 6, 1987
  • 110 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
If these two can learn to stand each other... the bad guys don't stand a chance.
Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.


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Seen this a bunch, decided to revisit. Still holds up, especially Mel acting crazy. Two things were disappointing, however. One, it was extremely obvious that when Mel jumps off the roof with the suicidal guy, it is very clear they're not attached by the handcuffs.

Okay, that seems really minor and just a fun flub when I write it out. But the second thing really is disappointing. I noticed for the first time when Danny Glover is trying to pat out a potential fire on Mel's jacket after a house explodes, Mel says under his breath, "what are you a f** or something?" Oy. Look, it was 1987, a product of its time, blah blah blah. But a real bummer catching it this time around.

(Side note, the movie on the marquee at the Wiltern in the background is The Lost Boys. Seems like a good piece of trivia to remember. Also, the Wiltern used to be a movie theater? No idea. I just know it as the place I saw Ryan Adams during the Easy Tiger era and had to fight falling asleep.)

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What a piece of garbage.

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Buddy Cop genre at it's finest.

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