Original Australian One sheet movie poster Lethal Weapon.
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives & stars Mitchell Ryan and Gary Busey as their primary adversaries. The film was a critical & commercial success, and resulted in three sequels: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) & Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). It grossed $120.2 million worldwide & was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing (Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore & Bill Nelson).It is considered to be one of the best buddy cop films of all time, influencing numerous "buddy cop" films such as Tango & Cash, Bad Boys & the Rush Hour series.