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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The bottle of cologne that is shot during the destruction of Riggs' trailer is "Hero." The first time we see Riggs going into his trailer, there is an ad for that same cologne on TV. See more »
When Riggs and Murtaugh are leaving the captain's office after being assigned to protect Leo Getz, the writing on the office door changes from "Capt. E. Murphy" to "Capt. L. Murphy", between shots. See more »
[explaining to Rika about the altercation with the police]
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd:
You see, my dear, the policies of our government are not very popular in this country. And the police force in this city is *overrun* with blacks. They have badges and guns and they *hate* us. Our consulate staff, particularly myself, will always be victims of their harassment.
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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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