More About Lethal Weapon
Two tough Los Angeles cops, one who carries a lethal weapon (Glover) and the other who is one (Gibson), are teamed as partners in a highly unusual case involving a massive international ring which has its roots in Vietnam - a place they are both all too familiar with. This film, with its fresh, energetic combination of comedy, drama and action, has managed to spawn three highly successful sequels.
Main Cast & Crew
Richard Donner - Director
- Format: DVD (Director's Cut)
- Run Time: 112
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 883929075584
- Genre: Action
- Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: June 2000
Film debut for Traci Wolfe, who plays Rianne Murtaugh. Color by Technicolor, shot in and around Los Angeles, California. Panavision cameras and lenses. The picture is dedicated to the memory of Dar Robinson one of the motion picture industry's greatest stuntmen. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification. Flub: In one scene, the car that Roger is driving has the gear shift in park. Additional credits: Ramsey (hairstyle for Mel Gibson).
"...Unrelenting energy and insistent drive....LETHAL WEAPON is a piece of bravado filmmaking and tech credits are first-rate throughout..." - 03/04/1987 Variety
"...Donner puts it into bright, jazzy overdrive, and the cinematography and music are just right: gritty, gleaming, cartoon-hard..." - 03/06/1987 Los Angeles Times, p.C4
"Screenwriter Shane Black's explosive debut patented the modern buddy pic: brash, crass and dangerous to know." - 04/01/2004 Total Film, p.137