Lethal Weapon filming locations
Lethal Weapon is an American buddy cop action film. The film was released on 6 March 1987. Richard Donner is the director and co-producer of the film. The writer of the film is Shane Black. Its running time is 110 minutes. The budget of the film was $15 million, and the box office collection was $120.2 million. Television series was also made on this film. The series has three sequels.
The film has also been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound.
The story of the film is quite interesting. A police detective of Los Angeles whose name is Martin Riggs. His wife’s death caused him a deep trauma. He started to become reckless and was having suicidal tendencies. After a few days, he is reassigned and is asked to work in a team with Roger Murtaugh. Riggs started to have clashes with other officers. He started to work with his partner, and together they solved many big cases. First, they solved and uncovered a big drug trafficking group. They started to see an increase in encounters with dangerous situations.
As they were only solving the cases alone, they both started to make a good bond together. The volatile nature of Riggs used to help them with the criminals. They came so close that Riggs came out of the trauma. On Christmas, he visited his wives grave. He shared his meal with Murtaugh and his family. He presented him point bullet, which he was saving to commit suicide.
Mel Gibson as Sergeant Martin Riggs. Danny Glover as Sergeant Roger Murtaugh. Gary Busey as Mr. Joshua. Mitchell Ryan as General Peter McAllister. Tom Atkins as Michael Hunsaker. Darlene Love as Trish Murtaugh. Jackie Swanson as Amanda Hunsaker. Traci Wolfe as Rianne Murtaugh. Damon Hines as Nick Murtaugh. Ebonie Smith as Carrie Murtaugh. Steve Kahan as Captain Ed Murphy. Mary Ellen Trainor as Dr. Stephanie Woods. Ed O’Ross as Mendez. Lycia Naff as Dixie. Jimmie F. Skaggs as Drug Dealer. Jason Ronard as Drug Dealer. Blackie Dammett as Drug Dealer. Al Leong as Endo. Jack Thibeau as Sergeant Rick McCaskey. Grand Bush as Detective Dan Boyette. Henry Brown as Plainclothes Cop. Paul Tuerpe as Mercenary. Sven-Ole Thorsen as Mercenary. Chad Hayes as Mercenary. Selma Archerd as Policewoman. Don Gordon as Cop. Donald Gooden as Alfred
The shooting of the film is done all over Los Angeles.
Shooting at California
International Tower – 700 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California it is the location where the opening sequence of a woman falls to death from Round tower.
2817 Via Segovia, Palos Verdes Peninsula is the location where it is Michael Hunsaker’s House. El Mirage Dry Lake, California
Blondie Street, Columbia/Warner Bros. Ranch – 411 North Hollywood Way, Burbank.
Emser Rugs & Tile – 8431 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (Martin Riggs jumps from building with suicide attempter)
Universal Studios Drive & 101 Freeway – Universal City.
4251 111th Street, Lennox, (Dixie’s House)
Santa Monica Beach
11118 Ventura Blvd, Studio City,(street scenes)
Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (street scenes)
N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood,(street scenes)
12460 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, (Christmas tree lot – drug bust scene)
Ritz Theater – 6652 Hollywood Blvd. (torture of Martin Riggs – bad guys nightclub)
Sierra Madre,(Cemetery Scene)
Shooting at Los Angeles
Dockweiler State Beach – 12001 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles is the location of Riggs’ beach camper, just west of 12798 Vista del Mar.
3rd St & S. Sweetzer Avenue is the location of the drive and shooting by Riggs.
4318 Comly Street (Sniper’s Nest across from school, upper floor of the house, added scene from Director’s Cut)
Vogue Cinema – 6675 Hollywood Boulevard (shoot-out scene)
Wilshire Blvd & S Western Ave
3800 Wilshire Blvd
8303 W 3rd St
City Terrace Elementary School – 4350 City Terrace Drive
San Fernando Valley