R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
The prop Beretta 92F Mel Gibson uses in this film is the same prop gun that would be used by Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988). The gun has since been retired.
Martin! Let me take him for you, Riggs! Let me take him!
Martin Riggs: *NO!*
Roger Murtaugh: *PLEASE!*
Martin Riggs: NO!
Martin Riggs: *BACK OFF!*
When Riggs contemplates suicide and decides against it, he throws his Beretta to his side on the couch. Yet in the next shot where the photo frame of himself and his wife is shown from his point of view, he's holding the Beretta in his right hand. This point of view shot appears to be the same one shown previously before he brought the gun to his head while mourning his wife's death, that was simply re-used.
The Director's Cut (not actually a true director's cut, but a marketing promotion by Warner Bros.) features seven minutes of additional footage. In a new trailer scene, Riggs smashes his TV with a beer bottle; later he buys a new one. Murtaugh, before partnering with Riggs, goes to practice at the firing range. Riggs, before the dope shoot out, answers a call in a school yard with a sniper. Riggs walks out into the line of fire and kills the sniper, emptying his clip into him. Riggs, after leaving Murtaugh's house, goes out to solicit a prostitute. The aftermath is not shown, but Riggs says he wants to take her home to watch The Stooges with him; for this he pays her $100.
$6,829,949 8 March 1987
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