Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) is no ordinary cop. He's a Mad Max gone maniacal, a man whose killing expertise and suicidal recklessness make him a Lethal Weapon to anyone he works against. Or with. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is an easygoing homicide detective with a loving family, a big house and a pension he doesn't want to lose. Imagine Murtaugh's shock when he learns his partner is a guy with nothing left to lose: wild-eyed, burnt-out Martin Riggs.' Lethal Weapon' is the thrill-packed story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one other thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But partnership becomes the key to survival when a routine murder investigation leads to all-out, take-no-prisoners, martial-arts-and-machine-guns war with an international heroin ring. Director Richard Donner ('Conspiracy Theory') moves that war at two speeds: fast and faster. Hot LA days and nights explode in one show-stopping scene after another, culminating in a no-holds-barred battle between Riggs and his Angel-of-Death nemesis (Gary Busey) - an electrifying sequence incorporating three martial-art styles and requiring four full nights to film. Fierce, fast and frequently funny, 'Lethal Weapon' fires off round after round of can't-miss entertainment.
Even if you have seen this before, if it was not less than a year ago, see it again. It is extremely funny and has brilliant action. For maximum feel good escapism there is none better, even Bruce Willis cannot beat them (OK maybe he's close).