In 1987, screenwriter Shane Black and director Richard Donner brought the Buddy Cop genre from television to the big screen, pairing international sensation Mel Gibson with seasoned stage and film actor Danny Glover as two new partners on the trail of former Vietnam vets turned drug smugglers at Christmastime. The film, Lethal Weapon, would eventually become a decade-running franchise and influential 80s action film. But does the film deserve the glory or is it simply too old for this sh-? If you like this episode, you can find more of Arthouse Legends on GonnaGeek.com along with other similar geek podcasts. You can also leave comments at ArthouseLegends@gmail.com or on our Twitter feed @arthouselegends. Music provided by Johnny Ripper, "sundown" Please make sure to leave feedback about the show on your podcast directory, especially on iTunes in order to help us gain more listeners. Thank you.