#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.
Plot: 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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We got the edge Cochise.
Close to retirement, Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh is a bit disturbed to find he’s breaking in a new partner. Even more so when it turns out to be fellow Detective Martin Riggs, who since the death of his wife has scant regard for life, his own or those around him.
Light on plot and character development, Lethal Weapon none the less shines bright as a beacon of how a buddy buddy action film should be done. Roughly an hour and forty five minutes of quips, action, villainy, heroics and cross generational/cultural divides. All what else is needed is a star duo with buoyant chemistry – thankfully Richard Donner’s movie has it by the clip load.
Mel Gibson is Riggs, a trigger happy suspected loony on the ragged edge, wonderfully playing off of Danny Glover’s (superb) “too old for this nonsense” sage old copper. Riggs is a hard dude who quickly became a cinematic hero to many, an unstoppable force with a quip on the tongue and a glint in his eye, to which Gibson is terrific and perfectly cast.
Gary Busey’s “psycho’s are us” henchman flits in and out the picture with gleeful nastiness and Shane Black’s script crackles as the super stunt work starts to take a hold. Chief villain Mitchell Ryan as The General is almost a bystander though, and there’s the odd piece of careless editing, but really Lethal Weapon has a winning formula that the box office punters promptly lapped up.
Three sequels, all of which are of differing quality, would follow it, but this is a template movie for the genre and worthy of nostalgic revisits any time of day. 8/10
One of the best action movies of all-time in my book, and right there with Die Hard, Lethal Weapon still holds up so well thanks to the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Even with the over-the-top staged fight scene at the end, this is just an all around entertaining flick.
(Reason I decided to watch it again today was saw it was on A&E and rather than watch a crappy edited version, why not watch the real deal in 1080p HD?)
One of the greatest cop movies of all time!
I’ve seen Lethal Weapon over 100 times and it just keeps getting better! Mel Gibson plays a crazed cop who teams up with a family cop (Danny Glover). At first, they can’t stand each other, but as the movie rolls along, they end up with this type of bond. I’m sure that most people or everyone has seen this wonderful movie. It has plenty of action and violence. I love the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. And who could forget, Gary Busey, Mr. Joshua, a VERY fitting role for the wonderful actor. He couldn’t have been replaced for that role. No one could have done a better job than Busey. Go Gary! I love the end! One of the best fitting scenes in film history. I also admire Gibson and Busey doing their own stunts, and studying martial arts, just to make 4 nights of filming a cult fighting scene for this excellent movie. This one is definitely a winner! If you haven’t seen this superb film, then I STRONGLY recommend that you do! Great film!
Pow! Gibson and Glover and Donner and Blitzen!
Viva Le Mel and Danny too!! An instant Christmas time classic! An action genre film to be enjoyed for years to come. What a team of unlikely hero’s in this ‘Lethal’ of movies filmed in 87′ or maybe 86′. This was the best of the Lethal’s franchise. The idea was fresh with these two, and Mel was as big in this character as king Kong!! I know because of the recent situations with Gibson, on that they will disagree. I do love his stand on The Passion of the Christ, I live for HIM too. But I’m talking about his character portrayal the quintessential ‘Gibson’ man, in this box-office giant that if it had been someone else, it may have not done the type of business that it did. The feeling was for Martin Riggs. He wore it well. Losing the love of his life, you could feel the agony in his soul. The exchange between the two, Riggs and Murtaugh was an incredible balancing act. It would have to be or one end or the other would up end them both. A cop who’s on the ragged edge almost explosive and a family man, who has a tight-nit group that would end up caring for a man in need of care. In return, he (riggs) with his quick -acting sharp-shooter trained conditioning, that actually came natural to his character and his ‘ wits’ , would end-up, saving Roger from losing his life and that family .
This was (I think) an original story that, like some others, for instance, ” Indiana Jones “, ” Predator ” etc leaves you feeling a different emotion altogether. Sometimes these features should be left alone not made again and again until the real essence of the original story and characters has been recycled so many times that its water thin in the end. This has an alternate ending on the DVD which was perfect in my eyes, they should have used it. But money is ‘king’ even over art, right?
The first is best. Shane Black made this right . Richard Donner directed it well. I recommend Lethal Weapon (****)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (cut) (Germany), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Richard Donner
Writer Shane Black
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Silver Pictures
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels), Dolby Digital (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,894 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,977 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)