A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
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
Shown unscheduled on Australian television, the night Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa, in May 1994. See more »
On the Alba Varden, just after Vorstedt throws the knife at Riggs and they begin fighting, there is a cut to Murtaugh shooting another diplomat, then when it cuts back to the fight between Riggs and Vorstedt they are in the darkness where Vorstedt had been hiding when he threw the knife at Riggs, and in the background is the large orange container which Riggs was standing near when the knife hit him in the leg. The distance between Riggs and Vorstedt would have been to far for Vorstedt to have thrown the knife at Riggs, it would have barely reached him. See more »
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd:
Mr. Getz got away. A missed opportunity and he gets away. He slips right through our fingers, and into the hands of the police.
[catches Pieter staring at the floor around him]
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd:
What are you doing?
I was just checking to see if I was standing on plastic.
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The Merrie Melodies theme is briefly heard during the opening sequence. See more »
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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