Thursday, November 22, 2007

“What did one shepherd say to the other shepherd? Let's get the flock out of here!” Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) team up as one of the weirdest combinations in police history in order to solve the murder of Amanda Hunsacker. However, their case quickly escalates when they realize that the murder is simply part of a much bigger drug trafficking operation. Vietnam War soldiers are producing massive amounts of heroin, and their two company commanders are getting very rich off the plot. The woman murdered was actually the daughter of the person who was laundering the drug money. Eventually the soldiers capture Murtaugh and his daughter Rianne. However, Riggs comes to the rescue and saves the two. Now truly teammate who trust each other the two men go on a shooting rampage exterminating most of the drug smuggling soldiers before symbolically killing the leader by both shooting him.
The team of Murtaugh, a seasoned veteran and Riggs a suicidal alcoholic creates not only slightly comical situations, but also suspenseful ones. This movie is one that actually did have it all. Action, humor, suspense, drama and crime make this a great movie that is definitely worth watching. Both Glover and Gibson give fine performances, however no one really cares about acting when you could just watch the gunfire and the explosions. This is a great movie, it features a little bit of everything and I would strongly recommend everyone watch it.

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