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Lethal Weapon 2
Directed by Richard Donner
Produced by Richard Donner
Joel Silver
Written by Story by:
Shane Black
Warren Murphy
Screenplay by:
Jeffrey Boam
Starring Mel Gibson
Danny Glover
Joe Pesci
Joss Ackland
Derrick O'Connor
Patsy Kensit
Music by Michael Kamen
Eric Clapton
David Sanborn
Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt
Editing by Stuart Baird
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) July 7, 1989 (USA)
Running time 114 min.
118 min. (director's cut)
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Preceded by Lethal Weapon (1987)
Followed by Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Lethal Weapon 2 is an 1989 action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Derrick O'Connor and Joss Ackland. It is the first sequel to the 1987 film Lethal Weapon. Image File history File links Lethal_Weapon_2_Poster. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ... Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is a successful Hollywood film producer. ... Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. ... Warren Murphy (born in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 13, 1933) is an American author, most famous as the co-creator of The Destroyer series, the basis for the film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. ... Jeffrey Boam (November 30, 1949 – January 24, 2000) was an American screenwriter and producer. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Danny Lebern Glover( Glover pronounced with a long O)[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ... Joseph Frank Joe Pesci ( Born February 9, 1943 ) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, comedian and singer. ... Joss Ackland CBE (born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928 in North Kensington, London) is an English actor who has appeared in more than 130 films in his career. ... Derrick OConnor is a character actor, mostly known for his roles in Terry Gilliam films. ... Patricia Jude Frances Kensit (born 4 March 1968 in Hounslow, Middlesex) is an English actress and singer, and is also well-known for her three celebrity marriages. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ... Stephen Goldblatt is an Oscar nominated cinematographer. ... 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The movie was nominated for Best Sound Editing. The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. ...

Contents

Plot

After a furious car chase, the culprit's car, a red BMW, crashes and LAPD officers Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh discover the trunk is full of South African Krugerrands (gold coins which were illegal in the U.S. at the time due to the South African apartheid government). Murtaugh is subesquently threatened at his home by South African thugs, and Murtaugh and Riggs wonder if this is related to the find of the Krugerrands. (The thugs' racist behavior towards Murtaugh is a clear metaphor for the apartheid government's abuse through its racial segregation in the country.) LAPD and L.A.P.D. redirect here. ... Martin Riggs (born 1950) is a fictional police officer from the Lethal Weapon franchise. ... Roger Murtaugh (born December 15th, 1937) is a fictional character in the Lethal Weapon films, played in all four by Danny Glover. ...


When Murtaugh and Riggs are assigned to protect a Federal witness, Leo Getz (played by Joe Pesci), they discover Getz has been doing business for South African drug smugglers. The drug smugglers are led by Arjen Rudd, who is the minister of diplomatic affairs for the South African consulate in Los Angeles (and so enjoys diplomatic immunity), and his enforcer Vorstedt. Joseph Frank Joe Pesci ( Born February 9, 1943 ) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, comedian and singer. ... Money laundering is the practice of engaging in financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source and destination of the money in question. ...


After an unsuccessful attempt to arrest the culprits, Riggs and Murtaugh begin to initiate psychological warfare. While Leo and Murtaugh distract the guards at the embassy, Riggs infiltrates the building and catches the name "Alba Varden", a name that seemed familiar to Murtaugh. Following this, Riggs begins systematically provoking Rudd, hoping for him to blow his temper and thus his cover. But during this Riggs falls for Rudd's secretary, Rika Van Den Haas, who does not care for Rudd.


In retaliation for the interference of Riggs and Murtaugh in their matters, Vorstedt and his men kill Riggs' and Murtaugh's co-officers. Murtaugh narrowly repels an assassination attempt when viewing an old home-made video trying to find out what the Alba Varden is, only to find out that Leo Getz was kidnapped while sitting in Murtaugh's car unattended.


After being captured by Vorstedt, Riggs learns how his wife Vicky really died: Vorstedt caused the crash in 1984 while intending to kill Riggs instead, because in his investigations at that time Riggs had strayed too close to their affairs before. Vorstedt attempts to kill Riggs by throwing him into the harbor bay in a straightjacket; Riggs manages to escape by dislocating his shoulder (the result of an old injury), but finds Rika nearby, drowned.


Shortly after saving Getz, Murtaugh and Riggs exact a bloody revenge against the drug smugglers on their cargo ship, the "Alba Varden". In the process, Vorstedt and Riggs get into a violent fight. Riggs stabs Vorstedt with his own knife and leaves him for dead, but Vorstedt grabs a gun and aims it at Riggs. In the nick-of-time, Riggs exacts his revenge by pressing a button on a control panel, which releases a metal container which crushes Vorstedt.


Rudd appears behind Riggs and shoots him several times. Murtaugh sees this and aims his gun at Rudd. Rudd then exclaims, "Diplomatic immunity!" and holds up his ID. Murtaugh responds by shooting Rudd in the head and utters: "It's just been revoked!"


Murtaugh goes to Riggs to find that, though critically wounded, his partner is still alive. The two buddies laugh and joke as the sirens come for them in the background.


Production

Development

In the original script (written by a reluctant Shane Black), the South Africans were even more vicious. At one point, they even torture Riggs in much the same manner as Mr. Joshua in the original. And the ending climaxed with a distraught Riggs dying after the wounds delivered from Arjen Rudd. The character of Rika was originally intended to survive, with the last scene in the movie being Riggs and Rika eating Thanksgiving dinner with the Murtaughs, but the director decided to kill the character to increase Riggs' motivation to destroy the South Africans. The scenes of her rescue and the finale with her were shot, but not used. When the original Shane Black screenplay was changed he temporarily left the series. He had no part in Lethal Weapon 3 but returned for rewrites on Lethal Weapon 4, knowing it would be the last in the series. The rewrites that resulted in the final film are by Warren Murphy, co-creator of Remo Williams (the lead character of The Destroyer novels) and Jeffrey Boam (screenwriter for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Lost Boys). Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. ... For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ... Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. ... Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 buddy cop action-comedy film directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. ... Warren Murphy (born in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 13, 1933) is an American author, most famous as the co-creator of The Destroyer series, the basis for the film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. ... The Destroyer is a paperback series created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir about a US government operative named Remo Williams. ... This article is about a series of novels. ... Jeffrey Boam (November 30, 1949 – January 24, 2000) was an American screenwriter and producer. ... This article is about the film. ... For other uses, see Lost Boys. ...


The film was the debut of Leo Getz (Joe Pesci), a banker who is placed in protective custody by Riggs and Murtaugh, and makes the detectives' lives a living hell due to his neurotic behavior. The Getz character remained a regular throughout the remainder of the series. Joseph Frank Joe Pesci ( Born February 9, 1943 ) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, comedian and singer. ...


At two points in the film, Riggs intentionally dislocates his shoulder in order to get out of a straitjacket and then slams it back into place. This becomes a running gag not only throughout the series, but also throughout a lot of parody movies. This article is about the garment of clothing. ...


Filming

Patsy Kensit as Rika van den Haas

The scene where Riggs is on the road outside Arjen's stilt house and grabs onto the front of the truck (the same scene with the surfboard killing a driver) was filmed on March 21st, 1989. A featurette on this scene can be viewed in the DVD Special Featurette on action and stunt sequences. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The opening chase sequence was filmed on November 28th, 1988 according to the "Behind the Scenes" feature within the DVD's Special Features.


Patsy Kensit described her sex scene with Mel Gibson as having been very uncomfortable to act out. She stated that the reason was that she and Gibson were "both married" and "both Catholics." Patricia Jude Frances Kensit (born 4 March 1968 in Hounslow, Middlesex) is an English actress and singer, and is also well-known for her three celebrity marriages. ... Sex scene is a term used to describe a scene in a non-pornographic motion picture which completely focuses on the character(s) while they engage in an act of sex. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ...


The Star Wars series and Ghostbusters notwithstanding (which were released some years before), the film was among the first of the summer blockbusters to feature the 'title only' style of opening that would become an established feature of 'event' movies from that point on. This article is about the series. ... For other uses, see Ghostbusters (disambiguation). ... Billing is a film term denoting the amount and order in which film credits information is presented in advertising and on the film itself. ...


Soundtrack

The soundtrack was compiled, written and performed by Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton. Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...


The track list released commercially is as follows:[1]

  1. "Cheer Down" - George Harrison
  2. "Still Cruisin' (After All These Years)" - The Beach Boys
  3. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" - Randy Crawford/Eric Clapton/David Sanborn
  4. "Riggs"
  5. "The Embassy"
  6. "Riggs and Roger"
  7. "Leo"
  8. "Goodnight Rika"
  9. "The Stilt House"
  10. "The Shipyard/Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

The soundtrack also includes "I'm Not Scared" performed by Eighth Wonder and "Since I Don't Have You", "This I Swear", "Lonely Way", "How Much" and "Believe Me" performed by The Skyliners[2] however these are not included on the soundtrack album. The inclusion of Eighth Wonder in the soundtrack is notable as leader singer Patsy Kensit also appears in a major role in the movie. Cheer Down is a song with music written by George Harrison and lyrics written by Harrison and Tom Petty. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... The Beach Boys is an American rock and roll band. ... For other uses, see Knockin on Heavens Door (disambiguation). ... Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford, February 18, 1952, in Macon, Georgia), is a jazz and R&B singer. ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ... Eighth Wonder was a British pop band in the 1980s. ... Since I Dont Have You is a song by doo wop group The Skyliners. ... The Skyliners The Skyliners were an American doo wop group from Pittsburgh fronted by Jimmy Beaumont, best known for their 1959 Since I Dont Have You (popular covers by Chuck Jackson, Don McLean and Guns N Roses have helped keep the song in the public consciousness). ... Patricia Jude Frances Kensit (born 4 March 1968 in Hounslow, Middlesex) is an English actress and singer, and is also well-known for her three celebrity marriages. ...


Reception

The movie was the third most successful movie of 1989 (after Batman and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), earning nearly $150 million domestically and $80.6 million overseas. The movie received mostly positive reviews, although not as many as the original. Nevertheless, it carefully avoided repeating the original story by bringing in new characters and setting up new directions. For the album based on the film, see Batman (album). ... This article is about the film. ... USD redirects here. ...


Despite being an overtly anti-South African film and being dismissed by the then South African Consul General in Los Angeles as "an awful film", Lethal Weapon 2 was released uncut in South Africa and was a box-office success.


Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner have all stated that this is their favorite film of the Lethal Weapon series. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Danny Lebern Glover( Glover pronounced with a long O)[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ...


Alternate versions

Some broadcasts of the movie on UK television remove scenes showing Riggs fighting and killing the two men on the dock after he climbs out of the water even though the film carries an 18 rating with the scenes intact. The deleted scenes show Riggs first breaking a man's neck and then slamming a car door on another man's head. The final fight with Vorstedt's is trimmed down removing the depiction of large amounts of blood. The sequence where he empties a full magazine into one of the villains is also shortened. The movie was however broadcast uncut by Channel 4 on May 17th 2007 and again on FilmFour on July 3rd and July 7th 2007. This article is about the British television station. ... FilmFour (to be known as Film4 from 23 July 2006) is a British digital television channel, owned and operated by Channel 4, which screens Channel 4-like films (mainly non-blockbuster, generally popular independent and arthouse fare). ...


Influence

  • In the Family Guy episode "E. Peterbus Unum", in which Peter discovers his home is not a part of American soil, he sings a parody of MC Hammer’s song "U Can't Touch This" and mentions that he can’t be busted by the police for littering, claiming: “just like the bad guy from Lethal Weapon 2, I’ve got diplomatic immunity.”
  • The scene at the end of the movie where Murtaugh shoots Rudd in the head was spoofed in the Family Guy episode "Lois Kills Stewie", where Peter shoots Stewie in the head with a revolver, and says "...it's just been revoked," even though the line made no sense in the situation (which Brian points out to Peter, prompting him to change it to "I'll have what she's having," from the movie When Harry Met Sally).
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder - In the scene where Holly gets off the phone on the plane after talking to John, the old lady sitting next to her is reading a magazine where you can clearly see Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in an ad for Lethal Weapon 2. Another Die Hard 2 reference is the title-only opening at the beginning of Lethal Weapon 2. Die Hard 2 was released just a year after Lethal Weapon 2.

Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “E Peterbus Unum” is an episode from the second season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... This article is about the Family Guy character. ... MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark Hammer pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture... Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from a revision dated 2006-12-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Lois Kills Stewie is the conclusion of the two-part 100th Episode story arc of the FOX animated television series Family Guy (Part 1 being Stewie Kills Lois), and also features cameos with characters from American Dad!, another animated comedy series created and produced by Seth MacFarlane. ... This article is about the Family Guy character. ... Stewie redirects here. ... Brian Griffin is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy, and is voiced by show creator, Seth MacFarlane. ... The gate under which Harry meets Sally in the film; located on the campus of the University of Chicago When Harry Met Sally. ... Die Hard 2: Die Harder, the second Die Hard movie, was released on Wednesday, July 4, 1990 and starred Bruce Willis as cop John McClane. ... John McClane is a fictional character in the Die Hard series of films. ...

External references

  • Danny Glover, a human rights activist, had starred in the made-for-TV film Mandela, as Nelson Mandela himself, just two years earlier in 1987; the film's antigonists are South African in Lethal Weapon 2.
  • When Danny Glover and his family gather around the TV to watch his daughter's commercial, on the TV before is an episode of the television show Tales from the Crypt, specifically the episode "And All Through the House", which aired on June 10th, 1989 — of which Richard Donner is an executive producer and has directed several episodes. The particular episode playing was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Mary Ellen Trainor, who plays the police department psychiatrist, a recurring role in the series.

For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... Tales from the Crypt is an American horror anthology TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO. It was based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and was produced by The Geffen Film Company in association with Warner Bros. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Mary Ellen Trainor is a American film and television actress who is probably best remembered as either Dr. Stephanie Woods in the Lethal Weapon movies or as Harriet Walsh (the mother) in The Goonies. ...

Miscellanea

  • Rudd, as a consul, would have limited consular immunity which would not protect him from crimes not related to his official duties.
  • Joe Pesci says the word "Okay" a total of 108 times in this film.

Consular immunity privileges are described in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 (VCCR). ... Joseph Frank Joe Pesci ( Born February 9, 1943 ) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, comedian and singer. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ Lethal Weapon 2 [SOUNDTRACK]. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-26.
  2. ^ Soundtracks for Lethal Weapon 2. IMDB.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-26.

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See also

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Lethal Weapon 2 is the second movie in the Lethal Weapon series, released in 1989.
He had no part in Lethal Weapon 3 but returned for rewrites on Lethal Weapon 4 knowing it would be the last in the series.
The rewites which resulted in the final film are by Warren Murphy, co-creator of Remo Williams (the lead character of The Destroyer novels) and Jeffrey Boam (screenwriter for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and The Lost Boys).
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