Lethal Weapon


1h 47m 1987

Brief Synopsis

It's drugs in southern CA with cop partners Mel Gibson and Danny Glover chasing sleazy dope dealers in a nonstop crime actioner. Roger Murtaugh, who is about to turn 50, exercises the kind of life-preserving caution that Martin Riggs has discarded. Riggs' wife has been killed in an accident, and he doesn't care whether he lives or dies, just so long as he can take all the bad guys with him. Murtaugh has a hard time surviving with such a self-destructive partner as they investigate "The General," head of a drug smuggling operation.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arma Letal, Dödligt vapen, arme fatale
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Mychal Smith
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Inglewood, California, USA; West Hollywood, California, USA; Santa Monica, California, USA; Long Beach, California, USA; Studio City, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

It's drugs in southern CA with cop partners Mel Gibson and Danny Glover chasing sleazy dope dealers in a nonstop crime actioner. Roger Murtaugh, who is about to turn 50, exercises the kind of life-preserving caution that Martin Riggs has discarded. Riggs' wife has been killed in an accident, and he doesn't care whether he lives or dies, just so long as he can take all the bad guys with him. Murtaugh has a hard time surviving with such a self-destructive partner as they investigate "The General," head of a drug smuggling operation.

Crew

Paul Abascal

Hair

Cedric Adams

Technical Advisor

Julie Adams

Dialogue Coach

John Alden

Stunts

Dick Alexander

Sound

Gordon Antell

Production Assistant

Matthew Baer

Production Assistant

Stuart Baird

Editor

Kirk E Bales

Dolly Grip

James A Barbarino

Transportation Captain

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Bobby Bass

Stunt Coordinator

Joseph Beal

Song

Rod Bernsen

Technical Advisor

Shane Black

Writer

Eva Anna Bohn

Assistant Art Director

Jim Boothe

Song

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Jophery Brown

Stunts

Sherrie Bayer Burke

Sound Editor

Milton C Burrow

Sound Editor

Neil Burrow

Sound Editor

Greg John Callas

Special Effects

Don Cannon

Driver

Lauren Caplan

Production Assistant

Mario Castillo

Swing Gang

Eric Clapton

Music

Richmond G Cogswell

Video Assist/Playback

Kelly Collins

Stunts

Monty Cox

Stunts

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Vern Dautenhahn

Driver

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Joe Day

Special Effects Foreman

Steve M Defrance

Stunts

Barry Delaney

Costume Supervisor

Oscar Delgadillo

Swing Gang

Mike Deluna

Stunts

Shane Dixon

Stunts

Richard Donner

Producer

Dallas Dornan

Costumes

Marion Dougherty

Casting

Leah Dunatchik

Production Assistant

Scott Eddo

Makeup

David Ellis

Stunts

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

Richard Miller Ellis

Stunts

Jay Engel

Adr Editor

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Art Fransen

Technical Advisor

Les Fresholtz

Sound

Barbara Gandolfo

Adr Editor

Jan Garner

Production Accountant

Chuck Gaspar

Special Effects Coordinator

James W Gavin

Stunts

Stephen Goldblatt

Director Of Photography

Stephen Goldblatt

Dp/Cinematographer

Deedee Goldner

Sound Editor

Joyce Gordon

Swing Gang

Rorion Gracie

Technical Advisor

Michael Greenfield

Assistant Editor

Bobby Helms

Song Performer

Robert Henderson

Sound Editor

Diane Hetfield

Stunts

Freddie Hice

Stunts

Cliff Hill

Transportation Captain

Myra Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Jimmy Jay Hinkle

Other

Lindsay Hirsch

Production Assistant

Laura Hoffman

Props

Frank Holgate

Photography

Hank Hooker

Stunts

D Michael Horton

Sound Editor

Elmer Hui

Special Effects

Jeff Imada

Stunts

David R Israel

Location Manager

Michael Alan Kahn

Production Assistant

Michael Kamen

Music

Michael Kamen

Music Conductor

Michael Kamen

Original Music

Ron Kelley

Driver

Bill King

Electrician

Bruce Lacey

Sound Editor

Mark Lonsdale

Stunts

George Luis

Assistant

Dana Mackey

Stunts

Mary Malin

Costume Designer

Marvin March

Set Decorator

R W Martin

Stunts

Tom Maslow

Production Assistant

Tim Mcardle

Rigging Gaffer

Gearey Mcleod

Assistant Camera Operator

Alvin Mears

Animal Trainer

Thomas Mertz

Special Effects

Billy Meshover

Assistant Editor

Terry Miller

Assistant Director

Bennie Moore

Stunts

Ron Morales

Production

Alan Robert Murray

Sound Editor

Bill Nelson

Sound

Erik L Nelson

Property Master

Dennis Newsome

Technical Advisor

Jim Nickerson

Stunts

James Orendorff

Foreman

Richard L Oswald

Sound Editor

John Panzarella

Location Manager

Michael Papac

Other

Ron Peebles

Dolly Grip

Steve Perry

Unit Production Manager

Mary Peters

Stunts

Vern Poore

Sound

Jim Porter

Other

Spencer Quinn

Liaison

Chad Randall

Stunts

Virginia Randolph-weaver

Assistant Art Director

J. Michael Riva

Production Designer

Jean Paul Riva

Production Assistant

Cal Roberts

Assistant Camera Operator

Dar Robinson

Stunts

Bruce Robles

Special Effects

Mic Rodgers

Stunts

Ron Rondell

Stunts

Benjamin Rosenberg

Assistant Director

Laurie Ryan

Assistant

Ron Saffold

Craft Service

Charlie Saldana

Key Grip

Bob Santaella

Swing Gang

Harold G Selig

Special Effects

John Shannon

Photography

Tatum Share

Production Assistant

Paula H Shaw

Location Manager

Debbie Shively

Production Assistant

Joel Silver

Producer

Willie E Simmons

Assistant Director

Mychal Smith

Cable Operator

Tamara Smith

Assistant

Jim Sparks

Sound Editor

Stephen St John

Other

Susan Stern

Production Assistant

George Stokes

Construction Coordinator

Jules Strasser

Boom Operator

Michael Strong

Gaffer

Paul Tampourlos

Driver

Keith Tellez

Stunts

Michael Thau

Other

Elaine K. Thompson

Production Associate

Jennie Lew Tugend

Associate Producer

Marion Tumen

Script Supervisor

Elliott Valderrama

Stunts

Ron Vidor

Photography

Richard Walden

Camera Operator

Leslie Warren-smith

Artistic Advisor

Bernard Weiser

Post-Production

Richard Whitaker

Technical Advisor

Rick Whitesman

Assistant Camera Operator

Karl Wickman

Stunts

Randy Widner

Stunts

Glenn Wilder

Stunts

Bess Wiley

Assistant Camera Operator

Jeff Wischnack

Special Effects

Paki Wolfe

Assistant

Ellen Wolff

Production Assistant

Richard S Wood

Special Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Arma Letal, Dödligt vapen, arme fatale
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Mychal Smith
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Inglewood, California, USA; West Hollywood, California, USA; Santa Monica, California, USA; Long Beach, California, USA; Studio City, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Award Nominations

Best Sound

1987

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1987

Released in United States on Video October 28, 1987

Completed shooting October 1986.

Began shooting August 6, 1986.

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1987

Released in United States on Video October 28, 1987