“Lethal Weapon” ( eng. Lethal Weapon ) - a feature film , an action movie directed by Richard Donner , filmed in the United States in 1987   . Nominated for an Oscar in the category “Best Sound” (1988). The picture marked the beginning of a successful series "Lethal Weapon" and became one of the most famous militants of the 1980s  .
|Genre||Detective film |
|Producer||Richard Donner |
|Shane Black |
|In the main|
|Mel Gibson |
|Composer||Michael Kamen |
|Film company||Warner Bros.|
|Duration||Theatrical version: |
|Budget||$ 15 million|
|Fees||$ 120,207,127. |
|Next movie||Lethal Weapon 2|
A young girl commits suicide by dropping in the middle of the night from the hotel’s loggia. Early in the morning, Detective Martin Riggs ( Mel Gibson ) intercepts the sniper's message, arrives at the place where the child has already been wounded, and kills the sniper, and then detains the drug dealers, during which almost all the sellers are killed. Police detective Roger Murtha ( Denny Glover ) arrives at the scene of the girl’s death. Having learned the name of the deceased (Amanda Hansaker) and the names of her parents, he realizes that this is the daughter of his colleague who called a few days ago. While at home, Riggs tries to shoot himself, but stops at the last moment.
Merth's birthday is today, and he learns that he is being assigned a new partner, the same Riggs, with whom no one wants to work, because he has suicidal tendencies due to the recent death of his wife. The psychologist offers to remove Riggs from the service, but Murphy (Steve Kahan), the head of the homicide investigation department, does not want to listen to anything. Shortly thereafter, Riggs and Mertha take a call on the radio that a man is going to commit suicide. Riggs jumps off the roof of the unfortunate, Merta in a rage offers Riggs to shoot himself and barely manages to wedge the trigger.
Merta and Riggs arrive in Beverly Hills to check the address of the person who paid for the apartment from which Amanda Hansaker jumped out. There they see two girls packing drugs and a man who tries to shoot them, but he dies himself. Suddenly, Riggs has a version about the involvement of the witness, who discovered the body of the deceased, to the death of Amanda. She turns out to be a certain Dixie (Lisiya Nuff), a prostitute who saw Amanda’s jump from the window. The next day, Riggs and Mertha go to Dixie's home, but when they approached the house, he exploded. Boys walking near the house of Dixie, talk about a man from the gas company, with a tattoo of a snake and a dagger, exactly the same that is on the shoulder of Riggs.
Amanda's blood tests suggest that she was poisoned, which means that she would have died anyway. This leads the detectives to her father Michael Hanseker ( Tom Atkins ), who asked Mert to repay him for saving his life in Vietnam and punish his daughter’s killers. It turns out that the whole thing was what the father of the deceased girl was doing - during the Vietnam War, he was a member of the CIA group that killed drug dealers, and after the war, they took their business into the hands and began to ship to the US. Hansacker laundered money for them. During the conversation, Mertha and Hansecker suddenly appear Mr. Joshua ( Gary Buzi ) shoots Michael, not allowing him to tell everything.
General Peter McCallister ( Mitchell Ryan ) orders to kill Riggs, they shoot him in the street from a passing car, but, fortunately, Martin was wearing a bulletproof vest. The detectives decide to use it and declare Riggs dead. Meanwhile, Merta’s daughter is kidnapped, killing her boyfriend, and Merta is scheduled to meet in the desert. Riggs comes to her, armed with a rifle with a telescopic sight. The shootout ends with the capture of detectives, General McCalister intercepts Riggs, and Joshua injures Merth.
A captured Riggs is tortured in the clubhouse, but he is released by killing the executioner, the Chinese Endo, and then rescued by Mertha and Rihanna (Tracy Wolfe). In pursuit of Mr. Joshua, he misses him on the freeway. Meanwhile, Mertha kills the general and realizes that Joshua knows where he lives. Joshua arrives at Mertha's house, kills two patrolmen, and enters the house, but the Mertha family is no longer there, Riggs and Roger are waiting for him. In the courtyard of the house, Martin offers Joshua a one-on-one fight, he agrees and starts a fight in which Riggs wins with great difficulty, and the police grab Joshua. However, he is not going to give up - grabbing a gun from one of the police officers, he is trying to kill Riggs, but Martin and his partner manage to shoot the criminal.
Riggs comes to Mertha and passes the cartridge to his daughter, whom he was going to shoot himself. Released Mertha is catching up with Riggs and invites him to the house for a Christmas dinner.
|Mel Gibson||Martin RiggsSergeant|
|Danny Glover||Sergeant Roger Mertha|
|Gary busey||Mr. Jack Joshua|
|Mitchell Ryan||General Peter McCallister|
|Tom atkins||Michael Hansaker|
|Darlene love||Trish mertha|
|Tracy wolf||Rihanna mertha|
|Mary ellen trainor||Dr. Stephanie Woods|
|Jackie Swanson||Amanda Hansaker|
VHS-dubbing of the studio Varus-Video (1994)
- Alexander Novikov - Sergeant Martin Riggs
- Anatoly Kuznetsov - Sergeant Roger Mertha
- Sergey Chekan - Mr. Jack Joshua , Nick Mertha (Damon Hines)
- Victor Petrov - General Peter McAllister, Captain Ed Murphy (Steve Kahan)
- Rudolf Pankov - Michael Hansaker
- Irina Savina - Trish Mertha ( Darlene Love )
- Elena Chimina - Carrie Mertha (Ebony Smith)
- Olga Golovanova - Ryan Mertha (Tracy Wolfe); Dixie (Lucia Naff)
- Yury Malyarov is the second drug dealer (Jason Ronard)
- Vyacheslav Baranov - the third drug dealer (Blackie Demmet)
- Yuri Sarantsev - McCleary (Michael Scheiner)
- Elena Solovyova - Dr. Stephanie Woods (Mary Ellen Traynor)
- Tatyana Veselkina - a police officer (Selma Archerd)
- Translation: Yuri Konarev
- The author of the synchronous text and director: Sergey Klokov
- Sound engineer: Leonid Chechikov
- Editor: Vladimir Zaika
- Director: Lyudmila Bronnikova
DVD-dubbing of the studio "Bridge Video" (2001) [ significance of fact? ]
- Alexander Novikov - Sergeant Martin Riggs [ significance of fact? ]
- Leonid Belozorovich - Sergeant Roger Mertha [ significance of fact? ]
- Vladimir Vikhrov - Mr. Jack Joshua [ significance of fact? ]
- Victor Petrov - General Peter McAllister [ significance of fact? ]
- Rudolf Pankov - Michael Hansaker, Captain Ed Murphy (Steve Caan) [ significance of fact? ]
- Irina Grishina - Trish Mertha ( Darlene Love ) [ significance of fact? ]
- Lyudmila Ilyina - Carrie Mertha (Ebony Smith) [ significance of fact? ]
- Olga Sirina - Ryan Merta (Tracy Wolfe) [ significance of fact? ]
- Yuri Malyarov - First Drug Dealer (Jimmy F. Skaggs) [ significance of fact? ]
- Vasily Kupriyanov is the second drug dealer (Jason Ronard) [ significance of fact? ]
- Vyacheslav Baranov - the third drug dealer (Blackki Demmet), McCleary (Michael Scheiner) [ significance of fact? ]
- Translation: Yuri Kokorev [ significance of fact? ]
- The author of the synchronous text and director: Sergey Klokov [ significance of fact? ]
- Sound engineer: Evgeny Orekhov [ significance of fact? ]
- Editor: Valentina Kuznetsova [ significance of fact? ]
- Director: Lyudmila Bronnikova [ significance of fact? ]
Ratings and criticism
In 2012, Martin Riggs took the 100th place in the list of the greatest cinematographic characters, compiled from a survey by Empire magazine  .
Awards and rewards
- Nominated for an Oscar in 1988 in the category "Best Sound"
- BMI Film Music Award in the Best Film Music category
- 3 prizes "Image": for the film, the main male (Danny Glover) and the second-hand female (Tracy Wolfe) role
- Golden Reel Award in the Best Audio Editing category
- Nominated for “Young Artist Award” for the best young actress in the thriller (Ebony Smith)
- EthLethal Weapon USV primetime slot
- Lethal Weapon (English) on Box Office Mojo
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- Eric Lichtenfeld. Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie Wesleyan Film. - Wesleyan University Press, 2007. - p. 119. - 383 p. - ISBN 9780819568014 .
- 100-greatest-movie-characters . empireonline.com. The date of circulation is January 13, 2012. Archived on February 5, 2012.
- Review and criticism of the movie New York Times