#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to take down some drug dealers but the they turn out to be not run of the mill drug dealers; they have automatic weapons and helicopters. Eventually they grab one of their vehicles and find a million dollars worth of gold coins or Krugerrands in the trunk. Later Murtaugh is threatened by the men they’re pursuing. That’s when the Captain reassigns them to protect a man named Leo Getz who is suppose to testify in a big case. When they get to where Leo is, someone tries to kill him and that’s when they learn he laundered half a billion dollars worth of drug money. He then takes them to a place he once went to and that’s when the people there start shooting at them. Later when they come back with back up they learn that the men work for the South African consulate and have diplomatic immunity. They deduce that they are the ones they were looking for, but because of they have diplomatic immunity they can’t do anything.
Plot: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who’s using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh’s toilet, the action explodes!
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A truly great sequel that expands upon the friendship that was born in the first picture.
Intrepid cop partners Riggs & Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their diplomatic immunities to engage in criminal activities.
With the success of Lethal Weapon in 1987 it made common sense to follow it with a sequel. All the same elements were in place, cast, director and writers were all back for another slice of buddy buddy action bonanza. The only change of course is the villains, here represented by Joss Ackland & Derrick O’Connor’s weasel South African bastardos. Joe Pesci enters the fray as the comical Leo Getz, a Federal Witness that the cop duo have to “babysit” till trial.
Right from the off the tone of the film is set as our ears split and our eyes get dazzled by a high speed car chase. Riggs & Murtaugh are in hot pursuit whilst exchanging a now customary difference of opinion as regards police work. We know they are mates and we know that Riggs is still the lethal weapon and Murtaugh is old school copper. So whilst there’s nothing new in that the formula remains the same, the makers do flesh out the relationship more as the film progresses – with one or two scenes absolute gold dust as the boys’ lives come under serious threat. We are now, in spite of the carnage that surrounds them, involved with them, yes, such is the charm of their relationship, we do care. It’s good writing, regardless of the charges from some quarters that these films are nasty shallow excuses for making money…
It’s fair to say that this is Gibson’s movie, this is because it’s written that way. Some of Riggs’ back story is filled in and he even gets a love interest in the slender form of Patsy Kensit. Riggs cracks the jokes and does the outrageous mental stuff, while Glover’s (still doing fine work in Gibson’s shadow) Murtaugh continues to be the counter opposite, with some of the astute written sequences involving Murtaugh and the South African core of the story being excellently handled by Glover. Regardless of character development and nifty political observations, it’s the action that dominates proceedings. Director Richard Donner has a wail of a time putting the cast through their paces. There’s explosions, fights, shoot-outs, more high speed pursuits, and on it goes till we get to the finale, and it’s a potential cliffhanger one too.
Two more inferior sequels would follow, all of which still made serious money, but this serves notice of the last time that all the elements came together successfully. A stylish Hollywood action comedy with two impressionable lead actors providing a lesson in on screen chemistry success. 7.5/10
Fun sequel with plenty of action and the teamwork between Gibson and Glover was great. Joe Pesci was fine but kind of got a bit annoying. Still highly entertaining all these years later.
Not bad, some interesting points
The first point I found interesting is that it was evident they used real South Africans as extras in the film. In one scene one of the extras called out “Jou Moer” to our intrepid heroes.
“Jou Moer” translates into English, quite unmistakenly, as “You C*nt”. As this was still in it, years later, when I just saw it for the second time, I feel that nobody in America check unidentified words for their true meaning.
This has given many South Africans high amusement over the years and they may not be well disposed towards me for spilling the beans.
Another thing was that Patsy Kensit played the part of an Afrikaaner (A Dutch descent South African and, whilst an English descent South African might say she (or he) hates his country, an Afrikaaner would never say that. He or she might say they hate the government but they would NEVER say they hate their country.
But apart from that, a good film, and it gave me so much amusement to see they hadn’t cut out the offending word.
From an English rooinek.
Joe Pesci simply brilliant
I like the bit where he says “diplomatic immunity” but the shoot him anyway
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (cut) (Germany), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Richard Donner
Writer Jeffrey Boam, Shane Black, Warren Murphy
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels), Dolby Digital (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,094 m (Sweden), 3,234 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5295)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)