Lethal Weapon is one of the best-loved action movies of the 1980s. The buddy-cop movie, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, was hugely successful when it hit cinema screens in 1987, spawned a series of sequels, and to this day has maintained a legion of fans.

One of the reasons Lethal Weapon was (and still is) so successful is due to the great dialogue which is uttered throughout the film. Lethal Weapon is loaded with great lines, which never fail to raise a smile, and make this a stand-out picture.

In this post I am taking a look at some of the best quotes from Lethal Weapon to highlight how good the dialogue is. These are the lines that really stand out and ensure this film continues to entertain audiences.

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Roger Murtaugh – “Have you ever met anybody you didn’t kill?”

Martin Riggs – “Well, I haven’t killed you yet.”

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Martin Riggs – “I don’t make things complicated. That’s the way they get, all by themselves.”

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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?”

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Roger Murtaugh – “I’m too old for this shit!”

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Roger Murtaugh – “See how easy that was? Boom, still alive. Now we question him. You know why we question him? Because I got him in the leg. I didn’t shoot him full of holes or try to jump off a building with him.”

Martin Riggs – “Hey, that’s no fair. The building guy lived.”

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Roger Murtaugh – “I guess we need to register you as a lethal weapon.”

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Hooker – “A hundred bucks? What do you have in mind?”

Martin Riggs – “Well, I want you to come home and watch television with me.”

Hooker – “That’s all?”

Martin Riggs – “Yeah. “The Three Stooges” are on in 20 minutes.”

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Martin Riggs – “What did one shepherd say to the other shepherd? Let’s get the flock out of here!”

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Roger Murtaugh – “Hey, Riggs.”

Martin Riggs – “Yo!”

Roger Murtaugh – “Riggs, if you think I’m gonna eat the world’s lousiest Christmas turkey by myself, you’re crazy.”

Martin Riggs – “Well, I got news for you, Rog: I’m not crazy.”

Roger Murtaugh – “I know.”

Martin Riggs – “Well, good. Let’s eat.”

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Martin Riggs – “Think I saw this house on Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless.”

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Martin Riggs – “I didn’t know that.”

Roger Murtaugh – “What?”

Martin Riggs – “That it was your birthday today.”

Roger Murtaugh – “Yesterday.”

Martin Riggs – “Well, happy birthday for yesterday.”

Martin Riggs – “I mean that, sincerely, happy birthday, man.”

Roger Murtaugh – “Thanks.”

Martin Riggs – “Maybe we’ll stay alive long enough for me to buy you a present.”

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Martin Riggs – “Do you really wanna jump? Do you wanna? Well then thats fine with me. Come on, let’s do it asshole. Let’s do it. I wanna do it. I wanna do it.”

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Martin Riggs – “What the hell do you want?”

Roger Murtaugh – “JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION!”

Martin Riggs – “Well, what do you wanna hear, man? Do you wanna hear that sometimes I think about eatin’ a bullet? Huh? Well, I do! I even got a special bullet for the occasion with a hollow point, look! Make sure it blows the back of my goddamned head out and do the job right! Every single day I wake up and I think of a reason not to do it! Every single day! You know why I don’t do it? This is gonna make you laugh! You know why I don’t do it? The job! Doin’ the job! Now that’s the reason!”

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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.”

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And finally…

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Roger Murtaugh – “What the hell, thin’s my middle name.”

Martin Riggs – “Your wife’s cooking, I’m not surprised.”

Roger Murtaugh – “What? What?”

Martin Riggs – “Nothin’.”

Roger Murtaugh – “Remarks like that will not get you invited to Christmas dinner.”

Martin Riggs – “My luck’s changing for the better every day.”

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