R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
Keith Haring's "Free South Africa" poster is seen in a few background shots, as it is in Scrooged (1988), also directed by Richard Donner.
Okay, okay, okay, okay, this is the best part okay? You make a tax deduction on interest payments you don't even make! Am I an innovator? Am I a genius?
Martin Riggs: You're a swindler!
Roger Murtaugh: Cheat!
Leo Getz: Everyone cheats a little bit... look at the Pentagon!
When Arjen shows Pieter Murtaugh's file, the address on the paper is 1144. Murtaugh's address is actually 1444.
The Merrie Melodies theme is briefly heard during the opening sequence.
To receive a 15 certificate, the UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC. These cuts included:
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