R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
The second locomotive that strikes the bad guys' car in the second railroad crossing scene is the same former Alaskan Railroad GP7-type locomotive No.1804, which was at the front of the Grand Continental train in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). It has the same livery, with the Grand Continental names removed.
Is he black?
Martin Riggs: Too much armor on, I can't tell!
Roger Murtaugh: No, not him! The father of the baby!
Martin Riggs: ...Okay!
Roger Murtaugh: Oh, please let him be black!
After Riggs jumps from the table into the car on the freeway, it falls away and gets run over. Yet for a second in the next scene it is clearly still attached to the back of the truck.
When the Warner Bros. Logo gets finished, the shield explodes, segueing into the opening credits.
The UK video and DVD versions are the same as the UK cinema version, all of which had 1m 33s of footage cut to receive the more commercially lucrative "15" certificate. Among the cuts were edits to head-butts, neck breaks, kickings, an eye gouging, a man being garroted with wire, and heavy reductions in sound during the fight scenes to remove violent noise effects. Various scenes of threat (such as the house fire scene) were also reduced in visuals and sound, and sometimes frames were removed from punches and kicks to faces to reduce their impact. The UK Blu-ray is uncut and retains the "15" rating.
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
$34,048,124 12 July 1998
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