Lethal Weapon 2 - Director's Cut (DTS) (1989)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Joss Ackland Arjen Rudd
Orlando Bonner Tow Truck Driver
Mel Gibson Martin Riggs
Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh
Stephen Kahan Capt. Murphy
Patsy Kensit Rika Van Den Haas
Darlene Love Trish Murtaugh
Derrick O'Connor Pieter Vorstedt
Joe Pesci Leo Getz
Traci Wolfe Rianne Murtaugh
Movie Details
Genre Action
Director Richard Donner
Producer Richard Donner; Joel Silver
Writer Jeffery Boam
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 114 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
In many ways superior to its predecessor Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2 reteams Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as, respectively, "loose cannon" LA detective Martin Riggs and Riggs' cautious family-man partner Roger Murtaugh. The villain this time is a South African diplomat (Joss Ackland) who doubles as a drug dealer. Though Riggs knows what's going on thanks to characterless character witness Joe Pesci, he can't touch the villain because of "diplomatic immunity." After perils too numerous to mention, Riggs and Murtaugh shoot it out with the heavies on the deck of a South African cargo ship. The film sometimes strains credulity to the breaking point, notably by having lead villain Joss Ackland turn out to be the same man who killed Mel Gibson's wife in the first Lethal Weapon (this plot point seems to have been inserted with a squeegie). Still, Lethal Weapon 2 contains one of the best—and funniest—suspense scenes ever filmed: Mel Gibson agonizingly attempting to extricate a terrified Danny Glover from a booby-trapped toilet seat. Gibson, Glover and Joe Pesci would be reunited three years later for the equally entertaining Lethal Weapon 3. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 41
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 085391629023
Chapters 39
Release Date 9/14/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen DTS Surround Sound Dolby