Lethal Weapon (1987): Buddy-Cop Action Comedy (Xmas Movie)

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Mel Gibson (left) and Danny Glover are reluctant partners in the Christmas-themed action film "Lethal Weapon."

Mel Gibson (left) and Danny Glover are reluctant partners in the Christmas-themed action film “Lethal Weapon.”¬©¬†WARNER BROS.

Not many viewers think of Lethal Weapon as a Christmas movie, but it is, including that season’s need for reconciliation, friendship, meaningful connection–and hot Xmas dinner.

One of the best buddy-cop action pictures, Lethal Weapon of 1987, throws together Danny Glover’s aging Roger Murtaugh and Mel Gibson’s loose cannon Martin Riggs.

The seasonal stuff just makes it all the better, including a shootout at a Christmas tree lot!

Riggs, struggling with constant suicidal thoughts, ultimately finding a family with whom to share a holiday dinner.

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