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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  7 July 1989 (USA)
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Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

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Storyline

Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to take down some drug dealers but the they turn out to be not run of the mill drug dealers; they have automatic weapons and helicopters. Eventually they grab one of their vehicles and find a million dollars worth of gold coins or Krudderands in the trunk. Later Murtaugh is threatened by the men they're pursuing. That's when the Captain reassigns them to protect a man named Leo Getz who is suppose to testify in a big case. When they get to where Leo is, someone tries to kill him and that's when they learn he laundered half a billion dollars worth of drug money. He then takes them to a place he once went to and that's when the people there start shooting at them. Later when they come back with back up they learn that the men work for the South African consulate and have diplomatic immunity. They deduce that they are the ones they were looking for, but because of they have diplomatic immunity they can't do anything. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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$147,253,986 (USA)
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Trivia

One scene that was cut out, but restored in the DVD Director's Cut, is an extended version of Leo trying to show Riggs and Murtaugh where the "house with stilts" is located. In the scene, they are parked off road and Leo is trying to recall the address. He keeps going on and on that the address has to add up to 9 because "nine is my lucky number". Meanwhile, Riggs and Murtaugh look through a map book and randomly pick a street to go down. Following this scene is the one already in the film of them finding the house. The deleted scene further explains Leo's remark "I told you. Nine that's my lucky number," after Murtaugh moans "This is the ninth possibility, Leo." See more »

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In the scene in which Riggs and Murtaugh drive the car out of shipping container, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle would have had enough power to push through multiple pallets of money, easily weighing at least 500 pounds each, *and* break though the heavy, locked, steel doors of the cargo container, from a standing position. This would require the vehicle to have a "running start", and it simply didn't have the room inside the container. See more »

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Rika Van Den Haas: What are you doing here?
Martin Riggs: Oh, I've just been upstairs with your boss, shooting the breeze... shooting his fish.
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Lonely Way
Performed by The Skyliners
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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Double the lethal, double the weapon, double the fun! :D
7 July 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

A terrific sequel to one of the first action duo films that worked well. Adding Joe Pesci to the cast, what a great choice! He was so funny, together, Mel, Danny, and Joe are the three stooges of Lethal Weapon. They work together so well. This movie has everything that you could want: action, romance, comedy, and drama.

Again, like in my last Lethal Weapon comment, must we go on for ten sentences? I mean, is it just me or isn't that a little silly? I think so. It's like, you can't just put down you liked the movie or hated it? I miss the old IMDb! *sob!*

8/10

PS: Ask me questions about the movie if you have doubts about me witnessing it's glory.


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