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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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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?


When The Predator stalks Harrigan at the graveyard. The Predator encounters a boy with a toy machine gun, but does not kill him, when The Predator learns that the toy machine gun is fake and lets the boy live. The Predator is known to kill those who are armed with weapons. If the boy was armed with a real machine gun - The Predator would had killed him. See more »


The human body needs to constantly radiate a certain amount of heat or it will overheat and the person would eventually die. Therefore, there is no such thing as an "infrared insulating suit", as it would be necessary to transmit this excess heat to the outside of the suit. This makes it impossible for humans to be invisible to the Predator's infrared vision. 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 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

I LOVE this movie!!!
2 February 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie again tonight for the first time in a long time, and I have to say that this movie is GREAT!!! I know I'm going to get hurt for saying this, but I actually think I like Predator 2 just as much, if not more than the original Predator. I'm not sure, but I kind of think that I saw Predator 2 first, which may be the reason, but I think the true reasons are the following:

I loved that the Predator has more weapons, and the action sequences were more interesting.

In this film they do a much better job developing and explaining the Predator. This isn't just a crazy beast that kills things left and right. This is an intelligent being that is looking for a good hunt. I love that the Predator doesn't attack anyone that he doesn't consider a threat or isn't a challenge. I LOVE that he has compassion and respect for an expectant mother.

I have to say there are only 2 or 3 little things that I didn't like about the movie, but they aren't anything I can't deal with. I wasn't too fond of the Predator being struck by lightning...sure, it looks cool, but don't you think that would hurt him pretty bad?

All in all, I genuinely LOVED this movie! I don't know what is is about this movie that just doesn't sit well with a lot of the reviewers on this site, but I loved it. I REALLY hope that they go ahead with a 3rd installment, but it won't be the same without Kevin Peter Hall (R.I.P.). Thanks for reading.


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