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.
- Year: 1987
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
- Studio: Silver Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
- Keyword: showdown, police, self-destruction, mixed martial arts, los angeles, california, police detective, ex soldier, wisecrack humor, buddy cop, lapd, maverick cop, homicide detective, christmas, death of wife, action hero
- Director: Richard Donner
- Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love