Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller

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Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

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  • Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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  • Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  • Mel Gibson and Patsy Kensit in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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Did You Know?


The only film in the Lethal Weapon franchise in which Riggs drives a blue GMC Sierra. In the other films, Riggs drives a black GMC Sierra.


Arjen "Aryan" Rudd: Mr. Getz got away. A missed opportunity and he gets away. He slips right through our fingers, and into the hands of the police.
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd: What are you doing?
Pieter Vorstedt: I was just checking to see if I was standing on plastic.


When Vorstedt reveals to Riggs that he was the one who mistakenly killed his wife, the whole subplot makes very little sense. If the "contract" was on Riggs' life, it's unlikely that Vorstedt would just drop it after the mistake and fail to proceed to kill Riggs himself. It's also unlikely for a character like Riggs to give up a hot case even after a grave loss. Even if he was pulled off the case, someone else in the PD would have picked it up after him.

Crazy Credits

The Merrie Melodies theme is briefly heard during the opening sequence.

Alternate Versions

To receive a 15 certificate, the UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC. These cuts included:

  • Reduced violence in the scene where Murtaugh kills two thugs with a nail gun (a shot showing blood on a thug's head was shortened and another showing nails embedded in the other thug's chest was optically darkened).
  • Most of the sex scene between Riggs and his girlfriend was cut.
  • Riggs' vengeful killing of the villains who killed his girlfriend on the pier was entirely cut.
  • Riggs' repeated shooting of a villain during the final shootout was reduced.
  • Kicks to Riggs' face by villain in climax were reduced.
Later video and DVD releases had some cuts waived but were raised to an 18, whilst retaining the edits of the pier killing and repeated shooting of a villain by Riggs. The cuts were fully waived in 2010 and the certificate downgraded to a 15. The uncut version is only available on Blu-Ray, while the DVD still has an 18 certificate but is missing the killing of the two thugs on the pier and of the guards on the container.


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Action | Crime | Thriller

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