Roger Murtaugh

Roger Murtaugh is a fictional character in the Lethal Weapon film series.wikipedia
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Danny Glover

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Murtaugh was originally played by Danny Glover in all four films from 1987 to 1998, and later by Damon Wayans in the Fox television series from 2016 to 2019.
He is known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series.

Lethal Weapon (franchise)

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Roger Murtaugh is a fictional character in the Lethal Weapon film series.
It focuses on two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh.

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Murtaugh was originally played by Danny Glover in all four films from 1987 to 1998, and later by Damon Wayans in the Fox television series from 2016 to 2019.
From 2016 to 2019, he starred as Roger Murtaugh in the television series Lethal Weapon.

Lethal Weapon (TV series)

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Murtaugh was originally played by Danny Glover in all four films from 1987 to 1998, and later by Damon Wayans in the Fox television series from 2016 to 2019.
For its first two seasons, Lethal Weapon starred Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, mismatched detective partners who were also the main characters in the films originally played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Martin Riggs

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He is partnered with "loose cannon" and fellow Vietnam War veteran Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) to investigate a suspected suicide of the daughter of one of Murtaugh's closest friends.
Originally a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's Narcotics Division, upon being reassigned to the Homicide Division, Riggs is partnered up with strait-laced sergeant Roger Murtaugh.

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He is partnered with "loose cannon" and fellow Vietnam War veteran Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) to investigate a suspected suicide of the daughter of one of Murtaugh's closest friends.
In the films, he is partnered with a reserved family man named Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and starting with the second film, they're joined by a hyperactive informant named Leo Getz (Joe Pesci).

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He was a lieutenant of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the U.S. Army, and served in the Vietnam War.
In the 1987 movie Lethal Weapon, the patch worn by Danny Glover's fictional character Roger Murtaugh during a retrospective of his time in Vietnam was that of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Lethal Weapon

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In Lethal Weapon, a pair of mismatched LAPD detectives – Martin Riggs (Gibson), a former Green Beret who has become suicidal following the death of his wife, and Roger Murtaugh (Glover), a 50-year-old veteran of the force – work together as partners.

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Murtaugh's catchphrase "I'm too old for this shit" has become associated with Glover, who uses the catchphrase (and variations of it) in other roles as well, such as his role as the patriarch in Almost Christmas, a cameo in Maverick and his guest spot on Psych.
Their meeting in Maverick sees them share a moment of recognition, complete with Lethal Weapon music, and as he leaves, Glover says Roger Murtaugh's catchphrase: "I'm getting too old for this shit."

Murtaugh (How I Met Your Mother)

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In the How I Met Your Mother episode "Murtaugh", Ted Mosby, portrayed by Josh Radnor, has a "Murtaugh List" of things which he has gotten too old to eat, do, and enjoy.

Cynicism (contemporary)

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Murtaugh is a cynical homicide detective and family man.

Homicide

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Murtaugh is a cynical homicide detective and family man.

Lieutenant

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He was a lieutenant of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the U.S. Army, and served in the Vietnam War.

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He was a lieutenant of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the U.S. Army, and served in the Vietnam War.

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He was a lieutenant of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the U.S. Army, and served in the Vietnam War.

Los Angeles Police Department

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He joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1967 and celebrates his 50th birthday at the start of Lethal Weapon.

Retirement

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He has begun to consider retirement, hence his catchphrase, "I'm too old for this shit".

Suicide

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He is partnered with "loose cannon" and fellow Vietnam War veteran Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) to investigate a suspected suicide of the daughter of one of Murtaugh's closest friends.

Heroin

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After Murtaugh discovers that his close friend from the Vietnam War, Michael Hunsaker, has been laundering the profits from a heroin-trafficking cartel, he confronts Hunsaker and learns the details of the organization before Mr. Joshua, the cartel's primary henchman, assassinates Hunsaker.

Drug cartel

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After Murtaugh discovers that his close friend from the Vietnam War, Michael Hunsaker, has been laundering the profits from a heroin-trafficking cartel, he confronts Hunsaker and learns the details of the organization before Mr. Joshua, the cartel's primary henchman, assassinates Hunsaker.

Apartheid

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To assist Riggs' investigation of the South African consulate, Murtaugh portrays a man named Alphonse who wants to emigrate to South Africa to help overthrow apartheid.

Nail gun

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Following this, Murtaugh fights off two attackers in his home with a nail gun and rescues new friend Leo Getz (Joe Pesci), a federal witness, from the cartel.

Joe Pesci

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Following this, Murtaugh fights off two attackers in his home with a nail gun and rescues new friend Leo Getz (Joe Pesci), a federal witness, from the cartel.

Car bomb

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Murtaugh and Riggs mishandle a car bomb, which destroys a building.