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Predator 2 (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  21 November 1990 (USA)
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Amidst a territorial gang war, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
Steve Kahan ...
Henry Kingi ...
Corey Rand ...


LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's Colombian drug gang is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's federal team shields the crime scene even for the LAPD. BUt after forensics proves it must be an alien, who keeps making victims, the chase brings them all together. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's in town with a few days to kill. See more »


Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Depredador 2  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$30,669,413 (USA)

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Technical Specs


| (FSK 18 version) (heavily cut) (TV) (FSK 18) | (vcd)

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The filming of the alley scene was very troublesome for the filmmakers due to it being filmed in a very rough neighborhood. The alley was littered with garbage, most of which was used in the film, and plagued with large rats. Local residents angered by the noise created by the film crew would throw bottles and paper bags filled with feces from windows at the crew in the alley below. Worst of all, the film crew found a dead body hidden amongst the garbage. See more »


During the subway scene, Lambert draws his weapon to defuse the situation between the gang members and the other passengers. However, as the scene cuts back and forth between Lambert and the other individuals on the subway, the laser sight on his weapon switches between on and off. See more »


[first lines]
Reporter: As drought-ridden Los Angeles swelters in agonizing heat, drug lords wage bloody warfare in the streets. Yet another open conflict... Oh, fuck this, get me out of here!
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Written by Papa Dee and Lati Kronlund
Produced by Lati Kronlund
Performed by Papa Dee
Courtesy of Telegram Records AB & BMG Music International
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User Reviews

This is on a par with Predator
11 September 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

Yes, you may not agree with me but I think that Predator 2 was as good as Predator and it even had something the first movie lacked: more screen time for the Predator. The Predator movies are a fan boy's dream come true as the Predator is arguably the best alien on film. The Alien movies and The Thing nonwithstanding. It's not Citizen Kane or anything but the film has plenty of action, decent performances and plenty of the Predator, including the showing off of a few new gadgets of his. I always liked the fact that Predator 2 is set in an urban environment, the jungle is too remote. Not enough prey you see. Although Los Angeles 1997 doesn't look like that then or now,(most parts anyway), the movie does a good job of putting the Predator in what I like to call a target rich environment. Danny Glover isn't Arnold but he does a good job as the lead anyway. Arnold didn't make the first movie good, the Predator did. I think a lot of you miss that. The late Kevin Peter Hall does as well as you can ask from a character with no lines or facial expressions to speak of. Bottom Line: A decent follow-up to Predator. If you haven't seen it yet check it out.

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