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Lethal Weapon 2

Rating:R
Genre:Action/Adventure
Release Date:July 7, 1989
Running time:113 minutes
Cast:Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Darlene Love, Joss Ackland
Director:Richard Donner
Producer:Richard Donner, Joel Silver
Writer:Jeffrey Boam, Shane Black, Warren Murphy
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: Lethal Weapon 2 reteams Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as, respectively, loose cannon LA detective Martin Riggs and Riggs' partner, the cautious family man Roger Murtaugh. The villain this time is a South African diplomat (Joss Ackland) who doubles as a drug dealer. Though Riggs knows what's going on thanks to characterless character witness Joe Pesci, he can't touch the villain because of diplomatic immunity. After perils too numerous to mention, Riggs and Murtaugh shoot it out with the heavies on the deck of a South African cargo ship. Lethal Weapon 2, of course, contains as one of its comic high-points a now famous suspense scene: Mel Gibson agonizingly attempting to extricate a terrified Danny Glover from a booby-trapped toilet seat. Gibson, Glover, Donner and Joe Pesci would be reunited three years later for Lethal Weapon 3 and in 1998 for Lethal Weapon 4.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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