LETHAL WEAPON 2 (Theatrical Release USA 1989)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Lethal Weapon 2—great concept—compliments the first Lethal Weapon in entertainment value. There are some sex and nudity, but the emphasis is not on those scenes. The film takes its time to ‘get the bad guys’; but despite this timing failure, the story manages to hold its own in the category of good mystery/action movie.

Storyline

Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), Los Angeles Police Officers, are in hot pursuit of a unknown criminal who is carrying South African coins across Los Angeles; but soon Riggs and Murtaugh are taken off the case and assigned to protect a Federal government crime witness, Leo Getz (Joe Pesci). They find that the two cases are intertwined and a host of persons with diplomatic immunity are more criminal than innocent. The rest of the story is ‘take out the bad guys’ as fast as you can.

Additional Thanks

Great Work by Director and Producer Richard Donner. Thank you to Producer Joel Silver for helping to make the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Pieter Vorstedt (Derrick O’Connor), Rika Van Den Haas (Patsy Kensit), Trish Murtaugh (Darlene Love), Rianne Murtaugh (Traci Wolfe), Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan), Hans (Mark Rolston), Arjen Rudd (Joss Ackland) and Meagan Shapiro (Jenette Goldstein).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It's a good action flick with an entertaining script.

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