Lethal Weapon

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Lethal Weapon ★★★ 1987 (R)

In Los Angeles, a cop nearing retirement (Glover) unwillingly begins work with a new partner (Gibson), a suicidal, semicrazed risk-taker who seems determined to get the duo killed. Both Vietnam vets, the pair uncover a vicious heroin smuggling ring run by ruthless ex-Special Forces personnel. Packed with plenty of action, violence, and humorous undertones. Clapton's contributions to the musical score are an added bonus. Gibson and Glover work well together and give this movie extra punch. Followed by three sequels. 110m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD . Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Steve Kahan, Jackie Swanson, Damon Hines, Lycia Naff, Mary Ellen Trainor, Jack Thibeau, Ed O'Ross, Gustav Vintas, Al Leong, Joan Severance; D: Richard Donner; W: Shane Black; C: Stephen Goldblatt; M: Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton.