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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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 Krugerrands 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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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$147,253,986 (USA)
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Throughout several points in the movie, Riggs willfully mispronounces Arjen Rudd's name as "Aryan", willfully calls Pieter Vorstedt "Adolf", and refers to Rudd, Vorstedt, and their associates as the "Master Race". These are all references to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, before and during World War II. "Aryan Race" or "Master Race" was a Nazi ideological form, which became a concept for white supremacism. The South African practice of Apartheid at the time, was also another ideological form of white supremacy, which is likely why Riggs made these comparisons. Plus, the fact that Vorstedt looked like Adolf Hitler, helped make the nickname stick. See more »

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Obviously, the subplot involving Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) was about protection for his money laundering against the South Africans. In spite of this, he enters the South African counsulate with Murtaugh, offering a diversion for Riggs to enter. This is making a spectacle of himself in front of the very people he means to avoid. See more »

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[Riggs sitting by the shore with his dog, Sam]
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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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