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48 Hrs. (1982)

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

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Storyline

Oddball cop and tough guy, Jack Cates is the only survivor of a cop shooting and in hunting down the murderer collects Reggie Hammond from jail for 48 hours. Hammond is oddly motivated to help. The killer is searching for his stash of cash. Cates and Hammond who have the Black-white, cop-crook thing to work out make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the city looking for their suspect. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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When a tough cop has a cool convict as a partner and 48 hrs to catch a killer, a lot of funny things can happen in . . . 48 HRS. [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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8 December 1982 (USA)  »

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48 Hours  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,369,868, 12 December 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,868,508
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the book "Walter Hill: Last Man Standing" (2004) by Patrick McGilligan, the original high concept for the movie was conceived by producer Lawrence Gordon. See more »

Goofs

Thirty minutes in, Jack and Reggie are driving to get Luther. Luther is visible a few car lengths ahead of them, driving Reggie's car. The car wasn't even picked up from storage until much later in the movie. It's the same scene used when they're tailing Luther about an hour into the film. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: [in fake southern accent] I want y'all to know somethin'... there's a new sheriff in town...
[Reggie removes his cowboy hat and tosses it to the bartender, then speaks in his natural black dialect:]
Reggie: ... and his name is Reggie Hammond! Y'all be cool! Right on!
[leaves]
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Connections

Referenced in Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE SONGS ARE FOR CRAZIES
Written and recording produced by Kevin O'Neal
Performed by The Bus Boys (as The Busboys) featuring Michael D. Jones, Steven G. Felix,
Gus Loundermon (as Gustav O. Loundermon), Vic Johnson (as Victor L. Johnson),
, Kevin O'Neal (as Kevin A. O'Neal) and Brian O'Neal (as Brian E. O'Neal)
The Busboys Music supervised by Ira Newborn
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Great film!
6 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the best. Brilliantly acted, very good scenes, the scene in redneck bar and the scene where the boss has a rant after the infamous bus losing incident are the best. The boss is excellent. The way he delivers his lines with such anger, and the lines themselves are very hard. "YOU GO F*** YOURSELF CONVICT!!!" is my favourite of the whole film. The look on Eddie's face is priceless. Just proves how class an actor he is, if proof be necessary.

Redneck bar scene is equally good. The music the band are playing fits the scene beautifully. The dancing stripper adds to the value of the scene too. She's great.

A flawless film, Eddie Murphy's best work too in my opinion.


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