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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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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 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)

Gross:

$147,253,986 (USA)
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After the opening pursuit splits up, an unmarked Ford LTD stays with Riggs, Murtaugh and the red BMW. When the BMW crashes, the LTD has disappeared. See more »

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[after being sealed into a ship container, Riggs and Murtaugh turn on the lights and find themselves surrounded by bales of money]
Roger Murtaugh: Holy shit... thousands... freakin' millions!
[pulls out a handful]
Roger Murtaugh: These are thousand dollar bills! Man, with what I'm holding in my hand, I could put all my kids through college.
Martin Riggs: Why don't you take it?
Roger Murtaugh: [after a pause, throws the money down] Fuckin' drug money, man!
Martin Riggs: So what? Do something good with it. Rudd's not gonna need it, not where he's going.
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A really lethal sequel
8 August 2000 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return to kick heads and shoot bad guys for the second time, as Riggs and Murtaugh, the "Oscar and Felix" of law enforcement in "Lethal Weapon 2." This time

around, the boys are forced to become the 3 Stooges when they are assigned to guard a feisty, foul-mouthed federal witness named Leo Getz (the frantic Joe Pesci) from a group of sadistic Afrikaner thugs (led by the usually dark-natured character actor Joss Acklund). At the same time, Riggs meets a new love named

Rika (the hot Patsy Kensit), who happens to be a pawn in the

villain's dangerous games.

The action is faster and more furious in this sequel to the

slam-bang original. Even the banter gets a boost, thanks to the

added comedic riff by Pesci. Watch for his slightly annoying,

yet hilarious speech on a Subway tunafish sandwich!


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