Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

  • 1987
  • R
  • 110 min
  • USA
  • action, crime, thriller

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Shane Black

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins


Main Cast


Tagline: If these two can learn to stand each other... the bad guys don't stand a chance.

Certificate: R

Genres: action, crime, thriller

Keywords: self-destruction, los angeles, police detective, ex soldier, buddy cop, lapd, homicide detective, christmas, death of wife, recklessness

Categories: lapd, detective, drug smuggling, vietnam war veteran, machismo, police, loss of wife, heroin, pornography, target practice


Producer: Richard Donner, Joel Silver, Jennie Lew Tugend

Editor: Stuart Baird

Casting: Marion Dougherty

Director of photography: Stephen Goldblatt

Original music composer: Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen

Costume design: Mary Malin

Production design: J. Michael Riva

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 110 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Also Known As

  • Arma letale (IT)
  • L'arme fatale (FR)