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Lethal Weapon 2 Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 Glover and in 1998 for Glover. ~ 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
Catherine Guel
as Computer Operator
Mark Rolston
as Hans
David Marciano
as Cop
Cynthia Burr
as Owner of Honda
Burbank the Cat
as Itself
Juney Smith
as Tom Wyler
Jim Piddock
as Consulate Envoy
Danny Wynands
as Hitman
Jim Birge
as Bomb Squad Cop
Damon Hines
as Nick Murtaugh
Philip Suriano
as Joseph Ragucci
Orlando Bonner
as Tow Truck Driver
Virginia Shannon
as Consulate Office Worker
Bruce A. Young
as Hit Man
Sherman Howard
as Hit Man
Jay Della
as Poolside Card Player
Tony Carreiro
as Marcelli
Patrick Cameron
as Bomb Squad Cop
James Oliver
as Officer Moss
Pat Skipper
as Hit Man
Marian Collier
as Poolside Card Player
Jenette Goldstein
as Meagan Shapiro
Salim Jaidi
as Policeman
Sam the Dog
as Itself
Edward J. Rosen
as Poolside Card Player
Tommy Hinkley
as Cop
Jeanne McGuire
as Computer Operator
Grand L. Bush
as Jerry Collins
Nestor Serrano
as Eddie Estaban
Norm Wilson
as Detective in Squad Room
Kenneth Tigar
as Bomb Squad Leader
Guy Mack
as Hit Man
Dean Norris
as Tim Cavanaugh
Robert Fol
as Consulate Guard
Marion Dougherty
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Police Psychiatrist
Jack McGee
as Carpenter
Lionel Douglass
as Officer Friesen
Ebonie Smith
as Carrie Murtaugh
Paul Tuerpé
as Hit Man

Crew

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