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 ****** 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, Rovi
- Action Comedy, Odd Couple Film, Police Detective Film
- Criminal's Revenge, Race Against Time, Rogue Cops
- 01 hr 36 min
- French , Spanish , English
- French , Spanish , Portuguese , English
- January 1, 2013
- Nick Nolte , Eddie Murphy , Annette O'Toole , Frank McRae , James Remar
- Reid Cruickshanks , Clint Smith , Begonia Plaza , Clare Nono , Bill Dearth , Chris Mulkey , Jim Haynie , Matt Landers , Ned Dowd , Sandy Martin , W.T. Zacha , R.D. Call , Gloria E. Gifford , Jack Thibeau , Jon St. Elwood , Peter Jason , Todd Allen , Tara King , David Patrick Kelly , Sonny Landham , Brion James , Kerry Sherman , Jonathan Banks , James Keane , Greta Blackburn , Margot Rose , Denise Crosby , Olivia Brown
- Walter Hill
- Golden Globe Awards (1)
- Golden Globe Awards , New Star of the Year - Male , 1982 , Eddie Murphy
Rating: R - Nudity, Adult Humor, Adult Situations, Not For Children, Violence, Profanity
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