Lethal Weapon (1987)

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.

  • Richard Donner
  • Shane Black
metacritic icon 8.7/10
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Release Date: 1987-03-06
  • Views: 1492
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 110
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: $120,207,127

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Danny Glover

Roger Murtaugh

Gary Busey

Mr. Joshua

Mitchell Ryan

General Peter McAllister

Mel Gibson

Martin Riggs

Tom Atkins

Michael Hunsaker

Darlene Love

Trish Murtaugh

Traci Wolfe

Rianne Murtaugh

Jackie Swanson

Amanda Hunsaker

Damon Hines

Nick Murtaugh

Ebonie Smith

Carrie Murtaugh

Gilles Kohler


Jack Thibeau

Sergeant McCaskey

Ed O'Ross


Don Gordon

Cop #2

Mary Ellen Trainor


Steve Kahan

Captain Ed Murphy

Al Leong


Sven-Ole Thorsen

Mercenary (as Sven Thorsen)

Joan Severance

Girl in Black Playsuit (uncredited)

Bill Kalmenson

Beat Cop

Jimmie F. Skaggs

Drug Dealer #1

Jason Ronard

Drug Dealer #2

Selma Archerd


Paul Tuerpe


Chad Hayes


Lenny Juliano

Patrol Cop

Henry Brown

Plainclothes Cop

Renée Estevez

Underage Hooker (uncredited)

Kathleen Harrison

Mrs. Dilber (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mic Rodgers

Bus Driver (uncredited)

Alastair Sim

Ebeneezer Scrooge (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Tashima

Fire Rescue Attendant (uncredited)

Norman D. Wilson

Bartender (uncredited)
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