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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.

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Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Jim Thomas (characters), John Thomas (characters) | 2 more credits »
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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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alien | city | cop | gang | chase | See All (380) »

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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 »

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Trivia

The music that played as Mac mourned Blain in the previous film plays as Mike visits Danny's grave, before he finds Danny's necklace. See more »

Goofs

When Harrigan visits Danny's grave, he lays Danny's detective shield from the police dept on Danny's grave and walks away, kind of as a tribute. There is no way any police officer or detective would ever do that. To leave a genuine detective shield on a grave in public for anyone to come along and later steal, would give a civilian, or worse, a criminal civilian a real police badge to perhaps use to commit crimes with posing as a detective in the future. 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 German VHS rental release was cut by 1,5 minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version was released on DVD with a SPIO/JK approval, later also on Blu-ray. In 2010, due to the release of Predators, Fox released a heavily cut version (missing ca. 9 minutes of footage) on DVD, rated "Not under 16". In 2014, the film was removed from the index for youth endangering media and the uncut version was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

HYPOCRITES (DEM HAFFI LEAVE)
Written by Papa Dee and The Falcon
Produced by Christian "The Falcon" Falk
Co-Produced by Papa Dee and Bankrash
Performed by Papa Dee
Courtesy of Telegram Records AB & BMG Music International
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This is on a par with Predator
11 September 2003 | by chvylvr80See all my reviews

Yes, you may not agree with me but I think that Predator 2 was as good as Predator and it even had something the first movie lacked: more screen time for the Predator. The Predator movies are a fan boy's dream come true as the Predator is arguably the best alien on film. The Alien movies and The Thing nonwithstanding. It's not Citizen Kane or anything but the film has plenty of action, decent performances and plenty of the Predator, including the showing off of a few new gadgets of his. I always liked the fact that Predator 2 is set in an urban environment, the jungle is too remote. Not enough prey you see. Although Los Angeles 1997 doesn't look like that then or now,(most parts anyway), the movie does a good job of putting the Predator in what I like to call a target rich environment. Danny Glover isn't Arnold but he does a good job as the lead anyway. Arnold didn't make the first movie good, the Predator did. I think a lot of you miss that. The late Kevin Peter Hall does as well as you can ask from a character with no lines or facial expressions to speak of. Bottom Line: A decent follow-up to Predator. If you haven't seen it yet check it out.


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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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