The ’80s produced an amazing array of buddy cop films, and Lethal Weapon stood out as one of the best. Check out some of our favorite quotes.
Can you hear that sexy saxophone piercing the Los Angeles night sky? Do you remember that feathery ’80s mullet on Mel Gibson or that thick mustache on Danny Glover? Hard to believe, but one of Hollywood’s beloved buddy cop flicks, Lethal Weapon, is turning 30 this month!
Thanks to the undeniable chemistry between Gibson (Martin Riggs) and Glover (Roger Murtaugh), the action-packed box office hit became a popular franchise and even recently, was turned into a television spinoff by FOX Network.
In honor of Lethal Weapon‘s 30th anniversary, here are some of our favorite quotes from the film.
*Martin Riggs: That’s a real badge. I’m a real cop. And this is a real gun.
*Sergeant McCaskey: You know, Roger, you are way behind the times. The guys of the ’80s aren’t tough. They are sensitive people. Show a little emotion to a woman and shit like that. I think I’m an ’80s man…
Roger Murtaugh: How do you figure?
Sergeant McCaskey: Last night I cried in bed. So how is that?
Roger Murtaugh: Were you with a woman?
Sergeant McCaskey: I was alone. Why do you think I cried?
Roger Murtaugh: Sounds like an ’80s man to me…
*Martin Riggs: Do you really want to jump? Do you really? Well, that’s fine with me. Let’s do it.
*Martin Riggs: You don’t trust me at all, do you?
Roger Murtaugh: Well, I’ll tell you what. You make it through tomorrow without killing anybody, especially me, or yourself, then I’ll start trusting you.
Martin Riggs: Fair enough.
*Roger Murtaugh: I guess we need to register you as a lethal weapon.
*Roger Murtaugh: Guess what?
Martin Riggs: What?
Roger Murtaugh: I don’t want to work with you!
Martin Riggs: Hey, don’t.
Roger Murtaugh: Ain’t got no choice! Looks like we both been f*cked!
Martin Riggs: Terrific.
Roger Murtaugh: God hates me. That’s what it is.
Martin Riggs: Hate him back; it works for me.
*Roger Murtaugh: Have you ever met anybody you didn’t kill?
Martin Riggs: I haven’t killed you yet.
*Martin Riggs: Every single day I wake up and think of a reason not to do it. Every single day. And you know why I don’t do it? This is going to make you laugh. You know why I don’t do it? The job. Doing the job. Now that’s the reason.
*Roger Murtaugh: I’m too old for this…