Watching Lethal Weapon 2-3 and......

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  1. Cadillac_Mike

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    It bothers me how Mel Gibson has a brand new GMC Sierra 3500 Dually. First off, why does he need a truck that heavy duty just seemingly as a commuter vehicle and secondly how can he afford that on his cop salary? He drives that thing all around LA getting like what 8mpg city with a 454 lol? :eek:
     
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    I only made it through Lethal Weapon 1. I didn't hate it or anything, but Gibson's character is supposed to be this ace macho bad***. Then he goes to the firing range and he squeezes both of his eyes shut and winces each time he pulls the trigger. Temporary suspension of disbelief was officially ruined for the entire movie and I didn't really have any desire to see any sequels.
     
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    It's the American way...:twisted::lol:
     
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    I think Mel should have paid royalties to Letha Weapons for ripping off her name.
     
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    I remember kinda liking #1.....and then #2 and #3 were like Saturday morning cartoons. Not too long ago, #1 was on TV, and it was excruciating to watch. Perfect example of a popular film that simply doesn't hold up.
     
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    I *think* the premise was that he used the dually to haul the mobile home he was living in. But it's been a long, long time since I've seen one of those movies.

    But yeah, product placement sometimes requires characters to drive something they couldn't afford in real life. And movie producers probably think "Why buy 2-3 used trucks and paint them the same when a manufacturer will give us new trucks? Nobody will know the difference."
     
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    1. Product placement isn’t a novel concept.

    2. Most police officers work side jobs.
     
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    You have to remember, Gibson lived on the beach...in a trailer. Until those Krugerrand guys blew it too smithereens.

    He had to have something to haul/move that thing around. See post 7.
     
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    Yea, the part where his partner is on the phone 2 feet away carrying on about what a mentally unstable liability he is (as though he wasn't there) kinda raised my eyebrow.

    Movie cop salaries contain an extra six figures of vehicle budget. ;)
    The duo of the Rock and SLJ in The Other Guys driving around in thier nice car, destroying 4 city blocks to bust someone on a misdemeanor possession charge, and accidentally dying by trying to jump between skyscrapers was REALLY on the nose with cop movie heroes.
     
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    I like the first one more than the second, but I like both. Haven’t seen any of the later ones.

    Just watched the second one last weekend. One huge problem: why, after the south african bad guys attack him and his new girlfriend with a helicopter and machine guns, does he just drop her off afterwards at her apartment and leave her alone? He just drops her off like they just came from a date at an amusement park or something. And, of course, they know where she lives because she works for them; they immediately show up and kill her. Maybe, just maybe, he’d take her somewhere safe like the police station.
     
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    Watching Lethal Weapon 2-3

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    I hear ya but I actually think the first still holds up well as a classic. A lot of the cinematography is impressive for the genre and it's sort of a parody of itself...
     
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    I worked a summer in a used car lot and drove a GMC 454, man that thing 's engine rumbled and that was just idling. ( in metric that's 7.34 litres).
     
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    Cop salaries start at 80k in my town (billboards advertise this) for a rookie and easily go over 150k when overtime is included. City and county governments have accountability sites and you can see what everyone was paid in the last year or sometimes quarter. I looked up the pay of a guy I was acquainted with and I think he was in the 160k range. Needless to say, a 3500 dually was his if he wanted it. Instead, he was having an obscenely expensive sand rail built.
     
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    He needed that big dually truck to pull down the bad guys beach house hideout at the end of LWII.

    Think Man!!
     
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    My gawd, ru serious? :confused:
     
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    I bought this K3500 454 new in 1996 and I was relatively poor, I just wanted the 454...

    Now I'm thinking of swapping a 6 liter in there, 454 is tired and underpowered... IMG_20160917_151006830_HDR.jpg
     
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