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Lethal Weapon 2 Details

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Lethal Weapon 2 re-teams Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as, respectively, "loose cannon" L.A. detective Martin Riggs and his partner, the cautious family man 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. Lethal Weapon 2, of course, contains as one of its comic high-points a now famous suspense scene: Mel Gibson agonizingly attempting to extricate a terrified Danny Glover from a booby-trapped toilet seat. Director Richard Donner, Gibson, Glover, and Joe Pesci would be reunited three years later for Lethal Weapon 3 and in 1998 for Lethal Weapon 4. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 7, 1989

Cast

Mel Gibson
as Martin Riggs
Danny Glover
as Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci
as Leo Getz
Joss Ackland
as Arjen Rudd
Derrick O'Connor
as Pieter Vorstedt
Patsy Kensit
as Rika Van Den Haas
Darlene Love
as Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe
as Rianne Murtaugh
Stephen Kahan
as Capt. Murphy
Dean Norris
as Tim Cavanaugh
Sam the Dog
as Itself
Jim Birge
as Bomb Squad Cop
Jim Piddock
as Consulate Envoy
Nestor Serrano
as Eddie Estaban
Tommy Hinkley
as Cop
Bruce A. Young
as Hit Man
Burbank the Cat
as Itself
David Marciano
as Cop
Juney Smith
as Tom Wyler
Orlando Bonner
as Tow Truck Driver
Virginia Shannon
as Consulate Office Worker
Grand L. Bush
as Jerry Collins
Patrick Cameron
as Bomb Squad Cop
Norm Wilson
as Detective in Squad Room
Catherine Guel
as Computer Operator
Ebonie Smith
as Carrie Murtaugh
Kenneth Tigar
as Bomb Squad Leader
Pat Skipper
as Hit Man
Cynthia Burr
as Owner of Honda
Guy Mack
as Hit Man
Jack McGee
as Carpenter
Lionel Douglass
as Officer Friesen
Philip Suriano
as Joseph Ragucci
Tony Carreiro
as Marcelli
Damon Hines
as Nick Murtaugh
Jay Della
as Poolside Card Player
Marian Collier
as Poolside Card Player
Robert Fol
as Consulate Guard
Jeanne McGuire
as Computer Operator
Marion Dougherty
Salim Jaidi
as Policeman
Paul Tuerpé
as Hit Man
James Oliver
as Officer Moss
Jenette Goldstein
as Meagan Shapiro
Mark Rolston
as Hans
Sherman Howard
as Hit Man
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Police Psychiatrist
Edward J. Rosen
as Poolside Card Player
Danny Wynands
as Hitman

Crew

Richard Donner
Director
Shane Black
Screen Story
Jeffrey Boam
Screenwriter
Stephen Goldblatt
Cinematographer
Eric Clapton
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart Baird
Editor
J. Michael Riva
Production Designer
Steve Perry
Co-producer
Richard Donner
Co-producer
Joel Silver
Co-producer
Jennie Lew Tugend
Co-producer
Harry Tugend
Co-producer
Suzanne Todd
Associate Producer
Peter Frankfurt
Associate Producer
Marvin March
Set Designer
Dianne I. Wager
Set Designer
Barry Delaney
Costume Designer
Art Fransen
Consultant/advisor
Ray Delamotte
Camera Operator
John Meier
Stunts
Danny Rogers
Stunts
Jophery Brown
Stunts
Eddy Donno
Stunts
Bennie Moore
Stunts
Mic Rodgers
Stunts
Chad Randall
Stunts
Gary McLarty
Stunts
Frank Orsatti
Stunts
Tony Epper
Stunts
Steve Picerni
Stunts
Scott Wilder
Stunts
Freddie Hice
Stunts
Kenny Endoso
Stunts
David Burton
Stunts
Norman Howell
Stunts
Gary Epper
Stunts
Charlie Picerni
Stunts
Janet Brady
Stunts
Marion Dougherty
Casting
Gail Levin
Casting
Charlie Picerni
Stunts Coordinator
Scott Eddo
Makeup
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