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Predator 2 (1990)

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The Predator returns to Earth, this time to stake a claim on the war-torn streets of a dystopian Los Angeles.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Jim Thomas (characters), John Thomas (characters) | 2 more credits »
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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

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Plot Keywords:

alien | city | cop | gang | chase | See All (379) »

Taglines:

The Ultimate Hunter. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The prop flintlock pistol used in Predator 2 was a commercially available non-firing replica from the Spanish manufacturer Denix, made in cast pot metal and hardwood. The external miquelet mainspring and full-cock sear were purely decorative, as the replica used the same internal dry-fire mechanism as the other Denix models. It was reportedly customized for the movie by Keystone Arsenal Replicas. Modifications appear limited to the removal of the original die-cast sideplate and fabrication of the oversized engraved sheet metal replacement. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shootout, there is an ambulance with Medics in the back of the chaos. Under EMS rules Medics should be no where near the battle for the safety of the Medics. They should be off site in a medical triage area. 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

The Australian Special Edition DVD released in 2005 is rated MA, but is uncut like the previous R rated version. It is not to be confused with the cut M rated version available on video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pens Fans (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

FAKE
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

 
I LOVE this movie!!!
2 February 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See 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.

-Cortex


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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