Lethal Weapon 2

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

Directed by: Steve Perry Richard Donner Terry Miller Nancy Hansen Albert Cho Michael Alan Kahn
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller,
Production Company: Silver Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures,

Lethal Weapon 2 - The magic is back! - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 07-07-1989
  • Runtime: 114 Minutes
  • Popularity: 24.82
  • Vote Count: 2,343
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Budget: USD 25,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 227,853,986
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Mel Gibson - Azwaad Movie Database Mel Gibson Martin Riggs
Danny Glover - Azwaad Movie Database Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci - Azwaad Movie Database Joe Pesci Leo Getz
Joss Ackland - Azwaad Movie Database Joss Ackland Arjen Rudd
Derrick O'Connor - Azwaad Movie Database Derrick O'Connor Pieter 'Adolph' Vorstedt
Patsy Kensit - Azwaad Movie Database Patsy Kensit Rika van den Haas
Darlene Love - Azwaad Movie Database Darlene Love Trish Murtaugh
Steve Kahan - Azwaad Movie Database Steve Kahan Captain Ed Murphy
Mark Rolston - Azwaad Movie Database Mark Rolston Hans
Jenette Goldstein - Azwaad Movie Database Jenette Goldstein Officer Meagan Shapiro
Photo Name Department
Bub Asman-Sound Bub Asman Sound (Sound Editor)
Jeffrey Boam-Writing Jeffrey Boam Writing (Screenplay)
Joel Silver-Production Joel Silver Production (Producer)
Shane Black-Writing Shane Black Writing (Story)
Stuart Baird-Editing Stuart Baird Editing (Editor)
Eric Clapton-Sound Eric Clapton Sound (Original Music Composer)
Marion Dougherty-Production Marion Dougherty Production (Casting)
Lisa Cogswell-Production Lisa Cogswell Production (Production Secretary)
Gregory Manson-Production Gregory Manson Production (Production Accountant)
Steve Perry-Production Steve Perry Production (Unit Production Manager)

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John Chard

A truly great sequel that expands upon the friendship that was born in the first picture. Intrepid cop partners Riggs & Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their diplomatic immunities to engage in criminal activities. With the success of Lethal Weapon in 1987 it made common sense to follow it with a sequel. All the same elements were in place, cast, director and writers were all back for another slice of buddy buddy action bonanza. The only change of course is the villains, here represented by Joss Ackland & Derrick O'Connor's weasel South African bastardos. Joe Pesci enters the fray as the comical Leo Getz, a Federal Witness that the cop duo have to "babysit" till trial. Right from the off the tone of the film is set as our ears split and our eyes get dazzled by a high speed car chase. Riggs & Murtaugh are in hot pursuit whilst exchanging a now customary difference of opinion as regards police work. We know they are mates and we know that Riggs is still the lethal weapon and Murtaugh is old school copper. So whilst there's nothing new in that the formula remains the same, the makers do flesh out the relationship more as the film progresses - with one or two scenes absolute gold dust as the boys' lives come under serious threat. We are now, in spite of the carnage that surrounds them, involved with them, yes, such is the charm of their relationship, we do care. It's good writing, regardless of the charges from some quarters that these films are nasty shallow excuses for making money... It's fair to say that this is Gibson's movie, this is because it's written that way. Some of Riggs' back story is filled in and he even gets a love interest in the slender form of Patsy Kensit. Riggs cracks the jokes and does the outrageous mental stuff, while Glover's (still doing fine work in Gibson's shadow) Murtaugh continues to be the counter opposite, with some of the astute written sequences involving Murtaugh and the South African core of the story being excellently handled by Glover. Regardless of character development and nifty political observations, it's the action that dominates proceedings. Director Richard Donner has a wail of a time putting the cast through their paces. There's explosions, fights, shoot-outs, more high speed pursuits, and on it goes till we get to the finale, and it's a potential cliffhanger one too. Two more inferior sequels would follow, all of which still made serious money, but this serves notice of the last time that all the elements came together successfully. A stylish Hollywood action comedy with two impressionable lead actors providing a lesson in on screen chemistry success. 7.5/10

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Fun sequel with plenty of action and the teamwork between Gibson and Glover was great. Joe Pesci was fine but kind of got a bit annoying. Still highly entertaining all these years later.

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