The Good, the Bad, the Bogus: Buddy-Cop Movies

Jan 17, 2014 Comments
Good: Lethal Weapon (1987)




















































































































































































































A clever, funny script by Shane Black and good direction by Richard Donner provided a great framework for a story featuring Mel Gibson's loose cannon, suicidal cop and Danny Glover's grizzled, "I'm getting too old for this s**t" family-man cop. The two spark immediately, trade quips like an old married couple, and complement each other's strengths in the field.

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