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Another 48 Hrs

Directed byWalter Hill
Produced byLawrence Gordon, Robert D. Wachs
Screenplay byJohn Fasano, Jeb Stuart, Larry Gross
Story byFred Braughton
Based onCharacters by
Roger Spottiswoode
Walter Hill
Larry Gross
Steven E. de Souza
StarringEddie Murphy, Nick Nolte
Music byJames Horner
CinematographyMatthew F. Leonetti
Edited byDonn AronCarmel DaviesFreeman A. DaviesTim Ryder
Eddie Murphy Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dateJune 8, 1990
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$50 million
Box office$153.5 million

Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 American buddy cop film directed by Walter Hill and starring Eddie MurphyNick NolteBrion JamesAndrew Divoff, and Ed O’Ross. It is the sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs. Nolte reprises his role as San Francisco police officer Jack Cates, who has 48 hours to clear his name from a manslaughter charge. To do so, he again needs the help of Reggie Hammond (Murphy), who is a newly released convict. At the same time, a mastermind known only as the Iceman has hired a biker gang to kill Reggie.

Another 48 Hrs’ one-star reviews on IMDb

It is a movie without any redeeming qualities.

ccunning-7358724 April 2020

It is a movie without any redeeming qualities. It is just one of many rehashed cop/detective movies that sell themselves to the visceral with non-stop, pinball speed action about shallow law enforcement officers that ‘win’ and solve the case the last five minutes with nothing but luck, and having a ‘source’ that gives up ‘information’ in an environment that no one ever talks about anything on pain of death. Hard work, devotion to duty, and sacrifice have nothing to do with this movie and those like it. I particularly disliked all the anti-white racist terminology thrown around: ‘Redneck’ & ‘cracker’.

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Sequel that has nothing

Maziun21 July 2013

No action , no humor , no freshness . First movie had some originality in it . It felt fresh and Eddie Murphy was a discovery . Here ? Once again Nolte needs Murphy help . Once again they will argue and help each other . Once again there will be some action and laughs.

Unfortunately not . The movie sticks to the formula that worked so well in the original , yet everything sucks . There isn’t anything here that I liked in the first one – unpredictability , jokes and chemistry between two stars.

The plot tries to surprise the viewer with a twist in the end , but it fails to impress anyone. The chemistry between our heroes is gone and the whole movie feels like ” We have to do it to get some money” . It feels tired and uninspired. I guess it’s still better than what Murphy’s is making now – family friendly crap movies , but still it’s a bad movie . Not a disaster like “Robocop 3” or “Batman and Robin”, definitely not . Still , I give it 1/10.

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