Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) is no ordinary cop. He's a Mad Max gone maniacal, a man whose killing expertise and suicidal recklessness make him a Lethal Weapon to anyone he works against. Or with. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is an easygoing homicide detective with a loving family, a big house and a pension he doesn't want to lose. The original Lethal Weapon is the thrill-packed story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one other thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a routine murder investigation leads to all-out, take-no-prisoners, martial-arts-and-machine-guns war with an international heroin ring. Hot L.A. days and nights explode in one show-topping scene after another, culminating in a no-holds-barred battle between Riggs and his Angel-of-Death nemesis (Gary Busey). Fierce, fast and frequently funny, Lethal Weapon is directed by Richard Donner (The Goonies, Superman: The Movie).