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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

 -  Action | 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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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 is 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 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 their diplomatic immunity they can't do anything. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

7 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lethal Weapon 2  »

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$147,253,986 (USA)
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Trivia

At the beginning of the movie, over the Warner Bros. logo, a few notes of the Looney Tunes' "Merrie Melodies" theme is played. See more »

Goofs

The diplomat who steals the tow truck activates the tray when Riggs attacks him through the rear window, causing Riggs to flee to the roof to avoid being crushed. As soon as he is on the roof, the tray suddenly stops moving and is then back in its original position for the rest of the chase. See more »

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[shouting at the driver while hanging onto the bonnet of a moving car]
Martin Riggs: I'd like to see your drivers license and proof of insurance!
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Not bad, some interesting points
16 February 2003 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

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.

Andrew


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