When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Jerry Fletcher is a man in love with a woman he observes from afar. She works for the government. Fletcher is an outspoken critic of that government. He has conspiracy theories for everything, from aliens to political assassinations. But soon, one of his theories finds itself to be accurate. But which one? Some dangerous people want him dead, and the only person he trusts is the woman he loves, but does not know.Written by
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Jerry's cab is numbered 1S48. The bus that Jerry hooks up to the fruit cart is 1648. This is a tribute to stuntman Harry Wowchuk who worked on this movie, and who was born on October 16, 1948, and who has worked with Richard Donner and Joel Silver on three movies. See more »
On the bus with Alice, Jerry says that the official story on Ernest Herriman is that he drowned in a swimming pool. But back earlier, when Jerry's clipping newspaper articles, if we freeze the frame and read the article about Harriman, the official story is that he was drowned in the ocean off Maryland. The dialog in the script didn't match the text on the prop. See more »
July eighth, 1979, all the fathers of Nobel Prize winners were rounded up by United Nations military units, all right, and actually forced at gunpoint to give semen samples in little plastic jars, which are now stored below Rockefeller Center underneath the ice skating rink...
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The initial Warner Bros. logo with the clouds behind is shown - the camera then pulls back to show the logo as a billboard on the side of a bus. See more »
Mel Gibson wonderful, chemistry with Julia Roberts tops
The thing that stands out for me in this movie is the wonderful (and underrated) performance given by Mel Gibson. His part calls for an uneasy balance between a paranoid psychotic and romantic leading man and he treds that fine line beautifully. Despite all his craziness, he is totally likeable and his relationship with the Julia Roberts character is wonderfully complex and believable. Julia Roberts also gives an excellent performance and the chemistry between the two leads is perfect.
All in all, I loved this film and didn't understand why it was so underrated by the critics.
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