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Lethal Weapon 2

R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
South African smugglers find themselves being hounded and harassed by Riggs and Murtaugh, two mismatched Los Angeles police officers. However, the South Africans are protected by diplomatic immunity, and so the two are assigned to witness-protection duty in an attempt by their captain to keep his job. It is only when this witness reveals to them that he has already dealt with the smugglers that the trouble really starts.

Cast: Mel Gibson , Danny Glover , Joe Pesci , Joss Ackland , Derrick O'Connor , Patsy Kensit , Darlene Love , Traci Wolfe

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Action

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Release Date: July 1st, 1989|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Lethal Weapon 2 is that rarity - a sequel with most of the same qualities as the original. I walked into the movie with a certain dread. But this is a film with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original. show more

  • Returning director Richard Donner seems to have smoothed over the few stylistic rough edges remaining from the earlier film to deliver here two hours of pure, breathless, high-impact entertainment. show more

  • Sitting through Lethal Weapon 2 is like dating a jackhammer. It's a slick, cynical, high-speed assembly line of car chases, jokes, sex, explosions and blood. [41 Jul 1989, p.41] show more

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