About

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.

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Directed by

Richard Donner

Written by

Shane Black (Screenplay)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

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

Photos

Lists

#421 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Rick Alexander