Buddy Cop

The Hard Way (1991)

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.”

Director: John Badham.

Writers: Lem Dobbs (story), Michael Kozoll (story), Daniel Pyne (screenplay).

Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Woods.

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Two newly paired cops, who are complete opposites, must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.”

Director: Richard Donner.

Writer: Shane Black.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover.

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.”

Director: Richard Donner.

Writer: Shane Black (story), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Warren Murphy (story).

Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci.

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.”

Director: Richard Donner.

Writer: Shane Black (characters), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay).

Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci.

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