PODCAST EPISODE

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

The VHS Strikes Back

Sep 8 2021 • 59 mins


The result of our sequels poll was close, but Riggs and Murtaugh are just irresistible as that perfect buddy cop combo. Directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Joss Ackland and Derrick O'Connor. This is a favorite of both the hosts this week

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Plot Summary:

Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to take down some drug dealers but they turn out to be not run-of-the-mill drug dealers; they have automatic weapons and helicopters. Eventually, they grab one of their vehicles and find a million dollars worth of gold coins or Krugerrands in the trunk. Later Murtaugh is threatened by the men they're pursuing. That's when the Captain reassigns them to protect a man named Leo Getz who is supposed to testify in a big case. When they get to where Leo is, someone tries to kill him and that's when they learn he laundered half a billion dollars worth of drug money. He then takes them to a place he once went to and that's when the people there start shooting at them. Later when they come back with back up they learn that the men work for the South African consulate and have diplomatic immunity. They deduce that they are the ones they were looking for, but because they have diplomatic immunity they can't do anything.

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