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.
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
Tom Mullen is a millionaire, he built his fortune by working hard. Along the way he learned how to play the game. He has a great family. One day his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the ransom but decides to call in the FBI, who manages to go into his home secretly. When he goes to make the drop something goes wrong. The kidnapper calls him again and reschedules it. On the way Mullen decides not to go and appears on TV saying that the ransom he was going to give to the kidnapper is now a bounty on the kidnapper. Written by
James Horner was later chosen to compose the film after Howard Shore's score was rejected. The only reason why Horner was available is because he's composed for Gibson and Ron Howard a year ago on Apollo 13 and Braveheart. See more »
Disappearing/reappearing red Miata in front of Tom's car as he goes to the television station. See more »
[after Tom retrieved locker key from bottom of pool so he could change into disguise clothes]
Detective Jimmy Shaker:
Have a nice swim?
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The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »
This movie was quite enjoyable. Mel Gibson is a corporate father whose son is kidnapped for a ransom. Mel is an incredible actor - he has great emotional skill, his dialogue never sounds corny or hokey, and Gary Sinise is another fine actor with great skills. Together they make a movie definitely worth watching.
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