Tough Guy Cinema: LETHAL WEAPON

Director Richard Donner
Year 1987
Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey and Tom Atkins
Rating R
Run Time 110min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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We're never going to get too old for this shit!

In 1987, director Richard Donner and writer Shane Black not only redefined the buddy cop action film, they blew the doors of their hinges with an insanely watchable, very '80s action flick starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. One's old and cranky. The other's a hotheaded suicidal who doesn't play by the rules. This is grade A action movie material here!

Written as a spec script by Shane Black, LETHAL WEAPON not only estalished the template for all buddy cop movies to come, it established the template for all Shane Black movies to come. You've got a Christmas setting. Frequent and creative use of the "F-Bomb" and amazingly quotable banter from two mismatched leads.

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