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.
George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne (three-fifths of The Traveling Wilburys) composed "Cheer Down" for the soundtrack of this film.
Load the container. By the time anyone finds their bodies, they'll be in Cape Town.
Arjen Rudd: Our money... just make sure they're dead.
Right after the BMW flips over Murtaugh's station wagon is shown with the hood popped open. In the next shot the hood is closed again.
The Merrie Melodies theme is briefly heard during the opening sequence.
The newly released Director's Cut has over 3 minutes of extra footage - Riggs gets attention from some women at a hotel spa; the exploding toilet sequence is lengthened and Murtaugh sees it hit his car; Murtaugh gets information about bodywork on his car from a auto repairman; Leo recalls a suspects address in a very unusual, humorous way.
$20,388,800 (USA) (9 July 1989)
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