Loose cannon Los Angeles detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and his partner, cautious family man Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), have to take down 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 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.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Joel Silver, Richard Donner
Screenplay: Jeffrey Boam