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What Studio Executives Wanted To Call Lethal Weapon

“I suppose we have to register you as a Hot Shot!” Doesn’t have the same ring to it at all, now, does it? And yet, the infamous line spoken by Danny Glover to his new partner, Mel Gibson, almost had to go down this way because studio executives didn’t appreciate the title Lethal Weapon. They wanted to go with something a little more generic. Something all audiences could tolerate. They told writer Shane Black that they preferred the title Hot Shots. I wish I was joking. Shane Black made this admission while on the ...
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