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Predator 2 (1990)

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Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, 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:
Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
Corey Rand ...
Ramon Vega


LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert (Bill Paxton) soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's (Calvin Lockhart) Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's (Corey Rand) Colombian drug gang is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's (Gary Busey) 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,784,943, 25 November 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (as Dolby Stereo SR) (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the funeral scene, the Predator encounters a boy with toy UZI 9MM. The Predator doesn't kill the boy because the toy UZI 9MM isn't a real weapon and lets him live. In real life, 23 years after the film's release, A sheriff's deputy in Santa Rosa, California shot and killed a 13 year old boy walking down a street with a replica of a AK-47, which the deputy thought it was the real thing and feared for his own life. If the toy UZI 9MM hadn't been a toy and had been a real UZI 9MM, the Predator could had killed the boy. See more »


During the opening credits, a radio voice is heard saying the temperature is 109°. As the camera moves in on the city, the buildings are shown dark and a few windows are red, indicating they're significantly hotter than 109. As it moves to the scene of the gun battle, human figures are also shown in red. But even when active, a human's core body temperature remains around 99°, and skin temperature is a few degrees lower. So with the air, ground, & buildings at 109, the humans should have appeared as dark silhouettes. 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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Crazy Credits

When the Elder Predator throws Harrigan the flintlock pistol he says "Take it". Harrigan reads the inscription "1715" ... the subtitles on the DVD regard the Predator as 'mumbles incoherently' but the Predator, being from a society based on trophies and the hunt, just witnessed Harrigan make a kill and not take a trophy. He is calling Harrigan a "heathen" See more »


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Written by Papa Dee and Karl "Utopia" McFaul
Produced by Bankrash and Papa Dee
Performed by Papa Dee
Courtesy of Telegram Records AB & BMG Music International
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User Reviews

Extremely underrated.
3 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

WTF is wrong with people? Predator-1 had more Arnie than Predator. This movie simply has more Predator. It also greatly expanded the Predator universe and franchise. It introduced a whole new bunch of Pred weapons, tactics and behavior which never ever seemed out of place and were perfect fits. It explored their race further. All these were added to full effect in the AvP and AvP-2 PC games which were smash hits so imagine how horrible it would be if this movie never happened? The urban (steel jungle?) setting contrasts against the previous jungle setting and is a major plus for this movie. This movie was also extremely realistic and gory. All in all, this movie is fantastic and a few ignorant critics just want to bring it down by comparing it with the uniqueness of the original.

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