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Lethal Weapon (6-Mar-1987)

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Shane Black

Music by: Michael Kamen; Eric Clapton

Producers: Richard Donner; Joel Silver

Keywords: Action/Thriller, Drug Smuggling

Maverick and unstable cop Martin Riggs is partnered with Roger Murtagh, veteran cop near retirement, to investigate the suicide of the daughter of one of Murtagh's friends from Vietnam; they uncover a drug smuggling ring run by an albino mastermind. While certainly contrived, excellent chemistry makes this perhaps the ultimate buddy cop movie. Riggs is a bit crazier in this one than any of the 3 sequels. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Atkins
Actor
13-Nov-1935   Sgt. Frank Cole on Harry O
Gary Busey
Actor
29-Jun-1944   The Buddy Holly Story
Mel Gibson
Actor
3-Jan-1956   Mad Max
Danny Glover
Actor
22-Jul-1946   Lethal Weapon
Mitchell Ryan
Actor
11-Jan-1928   Edward Montgomery on Dharma & Greg

CAST

Mel Gibson   ...   Martin Riggs
Danny Glover   ...   Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey   ...   Joshua
Mitchell Ryan   ...   The General
Tom Atkins   ...   Michael Hunsaker
Darlene Love   ...   Trish Murtaugh
And Introducing
Traci Wolfe   ...   Rianne Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson   ...   Amanda Hunsaker
Damon Hines   ...   Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith   ...   Carrie Murtaugh
Bill Kalmenson   ...   Beat Cop
Lycia Naff   ...   Dixie
Patrick Cameron   ...   Cop #1
Don Gordon   ...   Cop #2
Jimmie F. Skaggs   ...   Drug Dealer #1
Jason Ronard   ...   Drug Dealer #2
Blackie Dammett   ...   Drug Dealer #3
Gail Bowman   ...   Cop
Robert Fol   ...   Cop
Selma Archerd   ...   Policewoman
Richard B. Whitaker   ...   Police Officer
Mary Ellen Trainor   ...   Psychologist
Steve Kahan   ...   Capt. Ed Murphy
Jack Thibeau   ...   McCaskey
Grand Bush   ...   Boyette
Ed O'Ross   ...   Mendez
Gustav Vintas   ...   Gustaf
Paul Tuerpe   ...   Mercenary
Chad Hayes   ...   Mercenary
Chris D. Jardins   ...   Mercenary
Sven Thorsen   ...   Mercenary
Peter DuPont   ...   Mercenary
Gilles Kohler   ...   Mercenary
Cedric Adams   ...   Mercenary
James Poslof   ...   Mercenary
Al Leong   ...   Endo
Michael Shaner   ...   McCleary
Natalie Zimmerman   ...   Patrol Cop
Deborah Dismukes   ...   Blonde on Bike
Cheryl Baker   ...   Girl in Shower #1
Terri Lynn Doss   ...   Girl in Shower #2
Sharon K. Brecke   ...   Girl in Shower #3
Donald Gooden   ...   Alfred
Alphonse Philippe Mouzon   ...   Alfred's Friend #1
Shaun Hunter   ...   Alfred's Friend #2
Everitt Wayne Collins, Jr.   ...   Alfred's Friend #3
Lenny Juliano   ...   Patrol Cop
Henry Brown   ...   Plainclothes Cop
Brian Strohm   ...   Family Friend
Teresa Kadotani   ...   Hooker
Frank Reinhard   ...   Beat Cop
John O'Neill   ...   Police Officer in Car #1
Tom Noga   ...   Police Officer in Car #2
Burbank the Cat   ...   Himself
Sam the Dog   ...   Himself

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