A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
The tune that Truman plays on his wife's violin is "Orange Blossom Special", made famous by Roy Clark. See more »
In the low-angle shot of Liam Neeson's character leaping from train to train, a camera is visible in the top right of frame, fixed to the roof of the right-hand train and also reflected in the windows of the left-hand train. See more »
Find him, take care of him. I don't care if you have to go through every flophouse in Uptown!
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The acting is fine. The cast is great. The script is lame, lame, lame. And did say it was lame? If the writers could exploit any ethnic stereotype in shameless fashion, they did. This story about culture clash and crime could have been told intelligently without resorting to over-the-top, sniggering, Hollywood-style bigotry. How could anybody take seriously a crime drama where two of the young mafia types' last names are Isabella and Rosselini? The only thing worthwhile to me was looking at all the Chicago exteriors and spotting the errors in geography.
It is kind of fun to see a young Ben Stiller as a baby mafioso. I am relieved that this movie didn't wreck Adam Baldwin's or Liam Neeson's careers.
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