In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

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  1. Richard Donner


  2. Shane Black


  3. Warren Murphy


  4. Jeffrey Boam


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson

    Martin Riggs

  2. Danny Glover

    Danny Glover

    Sergeant Roger Murtaugh

  3. Joe Pesci

    Joe Pesci

    Leo Getz

  4. Joss Ackland

    Joss Ackland

    Arjen Rudd

  5. Derrick O'Connor

    Derrick O'Connor

    Pieter 'Adolph' Vorstedt

  6. Patsy Kensit

    Patsy Kensit

    Rika van den Haas

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $227,853,986.00

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Release Information

  • July 7, 1989
    R, Theatrical



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