Lethal Weapon - Director's Cut (1987)
Front Cover Actor
Tom Atkins Michael Hunsaker
Gary Busey Joshua
Mel Gibson Martin Riggs
Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh
Damon Hines Nick Murtaugh
Darlene Love Trish Murtaugh
Mitch Ryan General Peter McAllister (as Mitchell Ryan)
Mitchell Ryan The General
Ebonie Smith Carrie Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson Amanda Hunsaker
Traci Wolfe Rianne Murtaugh
Movie Details
Genre Action; Thriller; Comedy; Crime
Director Richard Donner
Producer Richard Donner; Joel Silver
Writer Shane Black
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 110 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.5
LA cop Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), whose wife has recently died, is a loose cannon with a seeming death wish. This makes him indispensable in collaring dangerous criminals, but a liability to any potential partners. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a conservative family man who wants to stay alive for his upcoming 50th birthday, is partnered with Riggs. As Riggs gets to know Murtaugh and his family, he begins to mellow, though his insistence on using guerilla tactics to catch criminals is still (put mildly) above and beyond the call of duty. The main villain is The General (Mitchell Ryan), a drug dealer responsible for the death of the daughter of one of Murtaugh's oldest friends. The General is also in charge of a deadly, militia-like gang of smugglers. Adding fuel to the fire is The General's chief henchman, played with all stops out by Gary Busey. Moviegoers familiar only with the relatively tongue-in-cheek Lethal Weapon sequels may be amazed to find out how dangerous and unpredictable Riggs is in the first Lethal Weapon — and how likely it seems that Murtaugh might not survive until fade-out time. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 40
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 085391628927
Chapters 36
Release Date 2/3/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
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Theatrical Trailer
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