Thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Co., the 1980s were not only a great action decade, they were also the time of the so-called buddy movies. Here two fundamentally different characters had to pull together, which not only led to a lot of comedic friction, but ultimately also represented the beginning of a unique friendship.
Also defining the style was “ Lethal Weapon ” by Richard Donner, in which Mel Gibson and Danny Glover wrote film history as an unlikely duo. Since the action cult has received an FSK 18 rating, one would think that the film could only be broadcast uncut on free TV after 11 p.m. But that’s not the case, because a special permit from the FSF (voluntary self-regulation television) allows «Lethal Weapon» to be shown uncut today, May 16, at 8:15 p.m. on Kabel 1.
The decisive factor was the fact that the last FSK test was more than 10 years ago and there is therefore a suspicion that it is now outdated. This is exactly the case with «Lethal Weapon», as you can read about in more detail here . If you still prefer to see the action-packed movie without ads or in the original English version, you can either order the Blu-ray in a cost-effective set including the three sequels via Amazon or access Netflix, where the film is currently available as a subscription ready.
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That’s what «Lethal Weapon» is about
Roger Murtaugh ( Danny Glover ), is a Los Angeles police officer and family man. He has just celebrated his 50th birthday and has reached a point in his life where he doesn’t like to take risks. However , his new partner, Detective Martin Riggs ( Mel Gibson ), is the exact opposite: ever since his wife died, the suicidal Riggs has been playing with fire regularly.
The two cops have to work together on the case of a call girl who apparently killed herself by jumping from a high-rise balcony. In the process, however, they track down a dangerous drug gang of former CIA agents. Murtaugh and Riggs must now put all their personal differences aside in order to bring the investigation to a successful conclusion…
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