Lethal Weapon (1987)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1987.  , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Richard Donner, .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

The highly successful buddy-cop franchise got its start in this fun action adventure.  stars as a burnt-out cop whose mourning over his dead wife has caused him to be reckless in his work. His superiors partner him up with aging family man in the hopes that the partnership will level the two of them out. Their eccentricities end up becoming their strengths when they are investigating the mysterious suicide-death of a rich man’s daughter that leads towards a drug smuggling operation that our heroes uncover. Lots of high-octane action sequences and dangerous situations before the big finish, all pulled off with very classy stunt work and hilarious wisecracks from the stars. Glover’s famous ‘I’m too old for this shit’ line ended up becoming a staple of the series.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Sound

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s