Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and co-produced by Richard Donner, written by Shane Black, and co-produced by Joel Silver. It stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover alongside Gary Busey, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, and Mitchell Ryan.
Following the recent death of his wife, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) narcotics Sergeant Martin Riggs, a former Special Forces soldier, has become suicidal and erratic. Despite the protests of the police therapist, the captain believes Riggs is faking his psychosis to be forcibly retired with a generous pension and partners him with fellow war veteran and seasoned Homicide Sergeant Roger Murtaugh. Riggs and Murtaugh do not get along well at first as Murtaugh is equally dismissive of Riggs's mental state, but is eventually convinced Riggs is truly suicidal.
|events||drug trafficking Los Angeles Police Department|
|genre||action comedy thriller|
|keywords||assault bulletproof vest capture central intelligence agency christmas christmas day criminal organization el mirage lake hollow-point bullet intelligence agency jump kill martin riggs mercury switch murder poison police department police officer reform retired general roger murtaugh ship shoot special forces vietnam war war veteran|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Sound|
|publisher||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|recordedAt||Long Beach Santa Monica|
|theme||action comedy buddy cop|