Lethal Weapon 2

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Lethal Weapon 2 is the second movie in the Lethal Weapon series, released in 1989. It starred Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci.

Main article: Lethal Weapon

Plot

The sequel to Lethal Weapon is set in the fall of 1989. Murtaugh and Riggs have been partners for two years now and are virtually inseparable.

The movie begins with a car chase in which the pair follow a car, which is later shown to be filled with South African Krugerrands. The LAPD gets involved and soon Riggs and Murtaugh discover a major drug-smuggling operation involving the South African consul. Unable to interfere with diplomatic affairs, the cops are forced to rely on quasi-legal investigative measures and come up with Leo Getz (Joe Pesci), a small-time but well-connected man who has laundered half a billion dollars for the South Africans but was caught in the process.

As a result, Riggs and Murtaugh must protect Getz from the South Africans while exposing them at the same time. The South Africans try to intimidate Murtaugh by breaking into his house, but the elder cop is unfazed and succeeds in bringing the drug baron to a premature death, while Riggs discovers that one of the South Africans, Vorsted, was the one who murdered his wife by driving her off the road, thinking that it was him behind the wheel. The same man kills Rita Von Haas, the Consul's innocent secretary, who had become Riggs's lover.

The 39 years old cop has now lost the two women of his life. Despite this setback, Riggs and Murtaugh soldier on.

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