Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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'Adolph' Vorstedt and his goons, attempt to murder Riggs by throwing him in deep water with a straight jacket on. Before they do, Vorstedt tells him that he killed his previous wife Vicky. When Riggs escapes from the jacket underwear, he finds the dead body of his new girlfriend Rika. This infuriates Riggs so much, that he drives over to the house on stilts where the diplomats are holding Leo and rips it to pieces. Riggs and Martaugh then infiltrate the ship where all the counterfeit money is being loaded. After shooting it out with all the men on the ship, Riggs has a small fight with Vorstedt. It ends with Riggs pressing a button that releases a cargo container that crushes Vorstedt. Riggs gets shot numerous times by Arjen Rudd. Martaugh shoots Rudd in the head. The film ends with Martaugh telling Riggs that he won't die until Martaugh says he can die. They both laugh.

Martin Riggs

Deliberate mistake: The way diplomatic immunity is depicted in the movie is extremely inaccurate. While technically a sufficiently ranking diplomat could perform the acts shown in the movie without being subject to arrest, their home government would be requested to turn the diplomats over for trial, or the diplomat would be declared persona non grata and expelled from the country. A drug smuggling ring and murdering multiple policemen is far, far more serious than actual crimes that diplomats have been expelled (or handed over for trial) for in the real world. Additionally, the consul general and his officers would not be considered diplomats. They would only have limited consular immunity with regards to "official acts" in the course of consular business.

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Rudd: Now we DO have a serious diplomatic situation here, which I will be taking up with your state department first thing in the morning.
Riggs: Whoa, you got me quakin' in my boots, but I'm still gonna bring you down.
Rudd: My dear officer, you could not even give me a parking ticket!

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Trivia: The first time we see Riggs in his trailer, there's an advert for some new aftershave called "Hero" on the TV. During the attack on his trailer later, there's a close-up shot of a bottle of aftershave being destroyed - freeze-frame it and you'll see the brand: "Hero" again.

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Question: I have heard a rumour that there is a deleted scene where Riggs kills the two guys who dropped him off the pier in a straight-jacket. Apparently it was too violent to keep in. If this is true then where could I see the deleted scene?

Answer: This scene is already in the movie (maybe only the Director's Cut). Riggs surfaces just off the pier, picks up a chain, strangles one man with it and breaks the other man's neck. The scene is cut considerably for play on television and in all versions of the movie in the UK prior to the 2010 UK blu-ray release (including the Directors Cut) - although some TV airings since 2000 have used the full uncut version.

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