When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Jerry Fletcher is a man in love with a woman he observes from afar. She works for the government. Fletcher is an outspoken critic of that government. He has conspiracy theories for everything, from aliens to political assassinations. But soon, one of his theories finds itself to be accurate. But which one? Some dangerous people want him dead, and the only person he trusts is the woman he loves, but does not know.Written by
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Richard Donner tried to get the MPAA to change the rating from R to PG-13. Although the film has a few violent moments, the R-rating seemed fairly tame in comparison to many R-rated movies of the time featuring no sex or nudity or strong language. The "f" word is never said once. However, the appeal failed because of some violent tension between Mel Gibson and Sir Patrick Stewart's characters, and it was ultimately released with an R-rating, much to the disappointment of Donner. See more »
Jerry and Alice leave the Queensboro Bridge towards Connecticut in broad daylight; a few minutes later when they cross under an interstate highway intersection in the Bronx it is pitch black dark. The two points are only about 20 min apart. See more »
July eighth, 1979, all the fathers of Nobel Prize winners were rounded up by United Nations military units, all right, and actually forced at gunpoint to give semen samples in little plastic jars, which are now stored below Rockefeller Center underneath the ice skating rink...
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The initial Warner Bros. logo with the clouds behind is shown - the camera then pulls back to show the logo as a billboard on the side of a bus. See more »
In this movie we see Julia Roberts playing a single lawyer, and Jerry (Mel Gibson), a taxi driver, is in love with her. Jerry always looks after her, he wants to protect her if anything happens. But his life is much more interesting than you might think! He lives in an awesome apartment decorated with United States flags and has everything under control. He reads hundreds of newspapers searching for possible conspiracies, and he writes a "Conspiracy Theory Bulletin" himself alone.
The soundtrack in this movie is excellent, with a beautiful song "Can't take my eyes out of you" that you will remember after you see the movie. New York is a great place for this film, since it has plenty of interesting locations and the streets are clean and glamorous. In the ending credits take a look at the beautiful woods of Connecticut and enjoy the American natural landscape.
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