Lethal Weapon (1987) Film Script Story Structure (basic)

Murtaugh at home and Riggs in his caravan (Ordinary World).

Hunsaker calls (Herald archetype).

Hunsaker wants Murtaugh to find his daughter's killers (Supernatural Aid).

Riggs and Murtaugh arrive at the suicide (First Threshold).

Riggs and Murtaugh like best buddies in the boat outside the house (Evolution within the First Threshold).

Murtaugh doesn't trust Riggs (Belly of the Whale).

Following Rigg's hunch (Road of Trials).

Murtaugh's daughter is kidnapped (Meeting the Goddess).

Murtaugh being beaten and Riggs being electrocuted (Near Death Experience).

McAllister / The General threatens to rape Murtaugh's daughter (Atonement with the Father).

Escaping Containment (Apotheosis).

Murtaugh and Riggs escape with Murtaugh's daughter (Escape with the Boon).

Murtaugh won't go to hospital (Refusal of the Return).

Finding and capturing Joshua (Crossing of the Return Threshold).

Riggs let's go of his wife and the death wish and is invited into Murtaugh's Christmas dinner (Master of the Two Worlds).

Riggs gives Murtaugh the death wish bullet; he's no longer troubled by his wife's loss (Freedom to Live).

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