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Old 11-07-2023, 05:43 PM   #541
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as a kid i remember watching it laughing at how he literally doesn't hold a candle to Arnold, and it's basically a joke of a follow up having him basically in arnold role. he's obviously not Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer, but the more i watch this film, the more i realize how amazing of a job he did. he is such an alpha badass in this movie... from the first time you see him in the city shootout, until the ending credits roll.
I used to think his personality in P2 was too similar to Murtaugh's in Lethal Weapon, but he really doesn't lean much on the "I'm too old for this ----" vibe in P2. A bit of that comes through when he's hanging with the Jamaicans maybe, but I don't see Murtaugh ever clocking a TV reporter in the face like Harrigan does with Pope. Very satisfying moment!
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Old 11-07-2023, 05:58 PM   #542
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That's really cool! Can we see the back of the bust where he signed? Glad you had a great interaction after lugging that bust around.
sure gimme a minute to snap a pic

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I used to think his personality in P2 was too similar to Murtaugh's in Lethal Weapon, but he really doesn't lean much on the "I'm too old for this ----" vibe in P2. A bit of that comes through when he's hanging with the Jamaicans maybe, but I don't see Murtaugh ever clocking a TV reporter in the face like Harrigan does with Pope. Very satisfying moment!
I agree.

whats funny in the opening gun battle with El Scorpio you see Steve Kahan is part of the Harrigan's LAPD policy force. This is the same actor who plays Captain Ed Murphy in all the Lethal Weapon films. in Predator 2 he has a black baseball cap, only in the film briefly but has a couple of lines. funny Lethal Weapon connection



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Old 11-07-2023, 07:33 PM   #543
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Thrilled this worked out. Coming back when I have time to read it all and let it sink in.
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Old 05-22-2024, 06:47 AM   #544
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Hey guys,

Recently I had the good fortune to meet Stephen Hopkins director of Nightmare on Elm Street 5, Ghost and the Darkness, Under Suspicion, and of course Predator 2.
This was an incredible honour and a dream coming true! After we befriended, I have confessed that I have a Predator City Hunter bust that I?d love him to sign. He kindly obliged. He invited my partner and I over to his house to show him the bust and sign it.

Now, few of you may know that I repainted my City Hunter to look more authentic to the film. When Stephen saw the bust his first words were: it looks exactly like the real prop created by Stan Winston Studio. There are no words for me to describe how that made me feel. He signed the bust and we stayed for the afternoon chatting about P2 and films and the world in general. This was an incredible gift from Stephen, something I will never forget. He just kept staring at the bust and say stuff about shooting the film and how much he enjoyed the reunion.
At one point while he studied the bust he said: I haven?t done one of these for a while. (Like genre films).
And I was like: PLEASE DO THEM AGAIN! 😂

I absolutely love this film for it?s daring, brave story, its expanding on the predator lore, and for its most beautiful and imposing predator creature done by SWS.
What a day. Hope you guys enjoy the story as much as we did. Take a look at some of the photos. 😊
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Old 05-22-2024, 07:02 AM   #545
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Wow, great story, and bust!
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Old 05-22-2024, 09:29 AM   #546
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Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-22-2024, 09:41 AM   #547
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Very cool, thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much guys. It was wonderful. A dream coming true!
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Old 05-22-2024, 03:27 PM   #548
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That's awesome, congratulations. Maybe they should give him predator 3 ��
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Old 05-22-2024, 06:34 PM   #549
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That's awesome, congratulations. Maybe they should give him predator 3 ��
Thanks so much!
Oh wouldn?t it be great?! But the truth is, even Stephen admitted that much that he would have a completely different approach to the story, using modern film making technics, and suggested that the predator would be cgi this time for example. It wouldn?t be the same.
I think one of the key elements of the success of the first two films that they were such products of the times they were produced in. These hot shot, hungry young directors were just going in balls deep with the property. They were edgy and brave. One can only hope. But I also don?t think that he would be interested in directing another one either.
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Old 05-23-2024, 09:39 PM   #550
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