Riggs and Murtaugh are at it again in this sequel to the original Lethal Weapon in 1987. When a red BMW crashes while they are chasing it, they discover the trunk is full of South African Krugerands. Their boss assigns them to protect a federal witness named Leo Getz to try and keep them out of trouble. When the witness reveals he has been doing business with South Africans, the story evolves into a fast moving chase. Written by
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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 »
Near the end of the film Riggs is shooting a man in the chest, bullet holes appear as Riggs shoots him but in the next shot the man is wearing a new shirt. See more »
The first point I found interesting is that it was evident they used real South Africans as extras in the film. In one scene one of the extras called out "Jou Moer" to our intrepid heroes.
"Jou Moer" translates into English, quite unmistakenly, as "You C*nt". As this was still in it, years later, when I just saw it for the second time, I feel that nobody in America check unidentified words for their true meaning.
This has given many South Africans high amusement over the years and they may not be well disposed towards me for spilling the beans.
Another thing was that Patsy Kensit played the part of an Afrikaaner (A Dutch descent South African and, whilst an English descent South African might say she (or he) hates his country, an Afrikaaner would never say that. He or she might say they hate the government but they would NEVER say they hate their country.
But apart from that, a good film, and it gave me so much amusement to see they hadn't cut out the offending word.
From an English rooinek.
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