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Lethal Weapon 2

  • Drama
  • 1989
  • Richard Donner
  • 112 mins
  • 18

Summary

Action thriller sequel starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci. Dismayed to be given a seemingly mundane protection assignment, offbeat Los Angeles detectives Riggs and Murtaugh are soon back in action when the man they are ordered to protect reveals his involvement in a money-laundering racket.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This action thriller sequel is the weakest of the cop sagas, let down by its tiresomely inconsistent script about South African drug runners and their crooked accountant. Director Richard Donner accents humour rather than explosive action and the result is an oddly toned, cartoon-like adventure with the comedy elements making the nasty violence seem even more gratuitous. That said, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover's accomplished rapport continues to delight, and Joe Pesci is very entertaining as the motormouthed accountant.

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Credits

Cast

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Martin RiggsMel Gibson
Roger MurtaughDanny Glover
Leo GetzJoe Pesci
Arjen RuddJoss Ackland
Pieter VorstedtDerrick O'Connor
Rika van den HaasPatsy Kensit
Trish MurtaughDarlene Love
Rianne MurtaughTraci Wolfe
Captain MurphySteve Kahan
HansMark Rolston
Officer Meagan ShapiroJenette Goldstein
Tim CavanaughDean Norris
Eddie EstabanNestor Serrano
Jerry CollinsGrand L Bush
HitmanSherman Howard

Crew

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DirectorRichard Donner

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Brothers
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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