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48 Hrs. (1982)

Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, more...
Director: Walter Hill
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Studio: Paramount
Genre: Action, SNL Alums, Cops
Running Time: 96 min.
Languages: English, French
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A variation on the "buddy-cop" hybridized genre, 48 HRS. greatly bolstered the career of Nick Nolte and made comedian Eddie Murphy a bonafide box-office sensation. When a pair of reckless cop-killers break out of prison, grizzled detective Jack Cates (Nolte) is left no alternative but to spring fast-talking hustler Reggie Hammond (Murphy) from the penitentiary in order to find the criminals. The catch: the pair only have 48 hours to complete their assignment before Hammond must return to prison. Naturally, the two despise each other and even engage in fisticuffs, but eventually the danger facing them proves a strong enough common bond for them to play on the same team, and even achieve a little mutual admiration. ~ Jeremy Beday, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

a so-so movie by antmery July 9, 2004 - 4:04 PM PDT
1 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Not the best movie I've ever seen, but interesting. Good cops and robbers type movie -- but not as good as Bullit with Steve McQueen!!

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