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48 Hours

(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: R
  • Director: Walter Hill   Cast: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
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Action/Adventure, Comedy

Release Date

Jan 1, 1982


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


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