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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Peter Hall ... The Predator
Danny Glover ... Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
Gary Busey ... Peter Keyes
Rubén Blades ... Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Leona Cantrell
Bill Paxton ... Jerry Lambert
Robert Davi ... Captain Phil Heinemann
Adam Baldwin ... Garber
Kent McCord ... Captain B. Pilgrim
Morton Downey Jr. ... Tony Pope
Calvin Lockhart ... King Willie
Steve Kahan ... Sergeant
Henry Kingi ... El Scorpio
Corey Rand Corey Rand ... Ramon Vega
Elpidia Carrillo ... Anna
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Predator 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,784,943, 25 November 1990

Gross USA:

$30,669,413

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,120,318
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (as Dolby Stereo SR) (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the novelization of Predator 2, Keyes mentions Dutch's "Olympian physique"; this is likely a humorous nod to Schwarzenegger, who won the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition seven times before becoming an actor. See more »

Goofs

When Danny climbs the pillar to retrieve the spear tip in the ventilation duct, he is crawling on his knees and then rises up while still on his knees. Once he retrieves and looks at the spear tip and is startled by the Predator's voice, he is shown to be losing his balance on his feet, trying to get his footing. At no point did Danny actually stand up...he cannot lose his footing because he was still on his knees. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

On initial OFLC classification in Australia, the film received an R rating. In order to bring the rating down to M, several scenes were cut for violence/language. The following scenes have now been re-instated for the R rated 2001 DVD release:
  • Bullet hits are no longer hidden with white flashes during the opening shootout
  • Two of the gang members at the start of the film sniff some cocaine while loading up their weaponry
  • In Harrigan's conversation with one of his superiors, he uses the words: "Cutting off my dick and shoving it up my ass"
  • The shot of the sacrificial knife entering Ramon Vega's stomach
  • Another shot of the character who is "netted" to the wall, this time being sprayed with gunfire from his friends
  • Another gang member is impaled on the Predator's wrist blade and lifted into the air
  • Keyes' death is now fully restored
  • Jerry is startled by a skinned body hanging from the roof
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Soundtracks

LETTIN' OFF STEAM
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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Underrated decent my personal favorite action slasher film in the franchise almost good as the original
16 October 2018 | by rambofan4lifeSee all my reviews

I don't understand the hate for this film In my opinion Predator 2 is almost good as the original. It is my personal favorite action film it is not better than the first Predator (1987) because original Predator is everyone personal favorite action movie it is mine. This sequel in my opinion is a good action slasher movie as the original, I love this film to death. It has bad-ass good music score theme from Alan Silvestri. Has solid cast, tons of action and gore horror elements in it. It is mixed between those two elements. The Predator Is an alien mysterious fierce adversary with supernatural power. There is a war in Los Angeles a rival Colombian and Jamaicans drug cartels declared war against cops on the streets during the hot summer.

The Predator comes to Earth and descending upon a Los Angeles besieged by rival drug gangs in order to hunt for human trophies, one of which could be LAPD Detective Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover). I love the third act of the film which is more interesting.

I understand Arnold is not in here, but Danny Glover and Gary Busey did a great job with there characters. Directed was by Stephen Hopkins who also directed Judgment Night (1993) after this movie and he directed solid and well the film I have enjoy it. I love this film not much as the first one but I love it. I would put this movie right above Lethal Weapon I love this movie. I love the rivalry between two leads Danny Glover and Gary Busey they both acted together 3 years earlier in "Lethal Weapon" they were much better in here. Gary Busey as Peter Keyes FBI agent was solid excellent I love him in this movie. We also have Rubén Blades, Bill Paxton from Aliens who did a good job as detective and Maria Conchita Alonso who also co started with Schwarzenegger in The Running Man. Elpidia Carrillo as Anna from first Predator (1987) appears in one scene.

And let's all show respect for Kevin Peter Hall, who died a year after he had made Predator 2. Kevin Peter Hall did a solid respectfully acting The Predator in both of the films. This predator has more weapons than the first predator had. Kevin Peter Hall R.I.P. I really miss you. I love the designee for the predator by Stan Winston. This Predator used camouflage and incredible extensive combat skills. I love the horror elements in this movie in which Predator slashes people's heads and he skinned them alive. Predator kills 5 Jamaican gang members in the building. Predator jumps on a train and he kills everyone who is armed. I love the horror elements in which you see a skull on predator's spine. Predator is on a safari "Lions. The Tigers. The Bears. Oh My..." . I love that this Predator is tough alien and he is hard to kill, he doesn't let him self getting killed.

LAPD Detective Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) is the best bad-ass action hero who goes after Predator him self who killed his best friend. What happens after Mike Harrigan and the Predator appear in the future is a wild ride rife with macho action, dark reflection on the nature of man, and a few rays of hope, here and there. Glover (the hero) and Hall (the villain Predator) make for such effective foes that the times they meet on-screen are completely breathtaking.

Of course, this wouldn't be an action movie without some action. There's plenty of it, and it's perfectly done. And the gunplay is delivered in perfect Hopkins-Glover style (as opposed to the slo-mo John Woo-style) -- you'll see lots of heavy automatic, Shotguns, Handguns and explosive weapons, and you'll see them used well. The setting is not in in the jungle but it is in the urban jungle and I disagree with Arnold and everyone who say's it is a bad idea. So what if it doesn't take place in the jungle again. The city setting works in my opinion. The skulls of the different species was a great touch too.

I love this film I always did it defines my childhood and I disagree with Siskel and Ebert and the Ending was great. I love also female reporters in this movie and police force.

I have this movie on DVD and Blu-ray disc they are releasing this movie and the first Predator (1987) in Blu-ray 4k.


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