Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1989.  , .  Story by , , Screenplay by , based on characters created by Shane Black.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Richard Donner, .  Music by , , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Caught between the excellent Lethal Weapon and the mindlessly entertaining Lethal Weapon 3, this lackluster installment doesn’t really stand up all too well. is once again the loose cannon and  the straight-laced cop who partner up on the Los Angeles police force. When they interview a witness (Joe Pesci) to a crime involving stolen South African money, they discover that diplomats from that country have been using their political immunity as a way of engaging in criminal activity, completely unseen by the law. Gibson gets close to a woman () working for the crime bosses and she helps them get closer to the bad guys. Some cool stunts and lots of witty one-liners, but this one is strictly for fans only. Pesci’s character was such a favourite with audiences that the writers found a way for him to return in both sequels after this film.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Sound Effects Editing

One Comment Add yours

  1. Marcus Silva says:

    Nice movie…………..very interesting, and actors are charismatic…….good story and screenplay…………….action and dynamics.
    I watch the movie again ever as I can………….. So why don’t you?
    Congratulations for the production, that is what I think here from Brazil.

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