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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  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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Trivia

The body count is 33, the highest of the 'Lethal Weapon' series. See more »

Goofs

When Arjen shows Murtaugh's file to Pieter, the DOB states 5-15-45, which would make Murtaugh 44 at the time the film was released. However, Murtaugh was celebrating his 50th birthday in the first film in '86, so assuming the release date is "film canon", his DOB should be in 1936, making him 53. Murtaugh also states that he will retire at 52, which can't possibly make him 53 years old in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Martin Riggs: Police! Open up!
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Martin Riggs: After I shoot you through the door, you can examine the bullet. Open up!
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An action movie with heart
18 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Many action flicks over the years have been called loud and dumb. This is no exception. The "Lethal Weapon" series has never been especially noted for its intellect but it has something that a lot of action films lack: heart. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover's winning chemistry created some of the most tender moments in the series and "Lethal Weapon 2" excels because they make the audience care about their characters. This movie is by far the best in the series with tones of moments registering directly to the viewer. Gibson and Glover provide these characters with depth that could easily have been lacking and the ending of this film leaves the audience actually feeling the love these two men have for each other. And, as a bonus, "Lethal Weapon 2" digs even deeper into one of the protagonist's past, shedding even more light as to why he is the way he is.


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