Martin Riggs (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 (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 new 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 their 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.
Won: Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture (Glover), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Wolfe), 1989 Image Awards
Nominated: Best Sound, 1988 Academy Awards
This movie thrilled me from beginning to end.