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6th March 1987
1h 50m
Richard Donner

Lethal Weapon

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Lethal Weapon is a 1987 Action Adventure film released on 6th March; Richard Donner directed the film which stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Gary Busey. A sequel, Lethal Weapon 2, was released in 1989. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $105,207,127 on its budget.

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 5:32pm.
Mel Gibson Mel Gibson Martin Riggs
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Danny Glover Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Gary Busey Gary Busey
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Al Leong Al Leong
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Bob Harks
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Mitchell Ryan Mitchell Ryan
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Ed O'Ross Ed O'Ross
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Tom Atkins Tom Atkins
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Mary Ellen Trainor Mary Ellen Trainor
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Grand L. Bush Grand L. Bush
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Steve Kahan
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Don Gordon
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Jimmie F. Skaggs
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Renée Estevez Renée Estevez
Age at Filming ≈ 19
Jack Thibeau
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Blackie Dammett
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Selma Archerd
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Joan Severance Joan Severance
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Kathleen Harrison
Age at Filming ≈ 94
Mic Rodgers
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Henry Brown
Age at Filming ≈ -6
Darlene Love
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Jackie Swanson
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Ebonie Smith
Age at Filming ≈ 8
Sven-Ole Thorsen Sven-Ole Thorsen
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Chris Tashima
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Traci Wolfe
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Lycia Naff
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Chad Hayes
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Chris D.
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Gilles Kohler
Age at Filming ≈ 38

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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
2% 13-19
9% 20-29
11% 30-39
11% 40-49
8% 50-59
3% 60-69
2% 80-89
2% 90+
51% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

23% Female
74% Male
3% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

3% Good
97% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

2% Cop
2% Detective
97% Unknown