Another 48 HRS.

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Even the return of Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, and director Walter Hill can't hide the lazy, patchwork quality of Another 48 Hrs.

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While trying to capture drug lord "The Iceman," policeman Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) confronts two criminals and kills one of them in self-defense. The head of internal affairs (Kevin Tighe) wants to prosecute Jack since there was no weapon found on the victim. In order to prove his innocence, Jack rescues ex-convict Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a hit ordered by The Iceman. Reggie, who knows the real identity of the criminal, may be Jack's last hope.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Murphy
Reggie Hammond
Nick Nolte
Jack Cates
Kevin Tighe
Blake Wilson
Ed O'Ross
Frank Cruise
Andrew Divoff
Cherry Ganz
Bernie Casey
Kirkland Smith
Brent Jennings
Tyrone Burroughs
Ted Markland
Malcolm Price
Mark Lipsky
Executive Producer
Ralph S. Singleton
Executive Producer
John Fasano
Screenwriter
Jeb Stuart
Screenwriter
Larry Gross
Screenwriter
James Horner
Original Music
Matthew F. Leonetti
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Critic Reviews for Another 48 HRS.

  • After a few films unworthy of his talent, Eddie Murphy returns to form with what he plays best: the fast-talking survivor in a hostile world. Nick Nolte also shines in a role tailored to his shambling frame.

    June 12, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's a minor pleasure to see Murphy slightly subdued. What seems more problematic is the virtual exaltation of Dirty Harry vigilantism, the storm trooper mentality and behavior on Nolte's part that the film breezily takes for granted ...

    June 24, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Walter Hill, who also directed the first film, surely recognizes the hollowness of what he's doing here. He also hasn't had a hit since "48 HRS.," which no doubt explains why he's once again tilling these charred fields.

    June 24, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The key words here are lazy and contrived.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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    September 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
  • Mr. Murphy has two comic moments, which aren't enough for a feature-length film. Among other things, he has developed some of the same maddening mannerisms that marked Frank Sinatra's performances in his Rat Pack movies.

    May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Another 48 HRS.

  • Jun 04, 2016
    Basically the same as the first, Nothing new or memorable, A nice twist at the end but that's it, Some ok shootouts and the onscreen chemistry between Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy was just as good as the first, Maybe critics were abit harsh but it is literally just the same for most of the movie.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2015
    Everything about it reeks of a studio mandated sequel . . . complete with retreading the first film, while gutting everything that made it edgy and exciting.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2013
    Murphy and Nolte are together again for Another 48 HRS., a thrilling action packed adventure. As Reggie's prison release date approaches Ganz's bother comes looking for revenge, but detective Cates gets to him first and enlists his help in finding the mysterious crime figure known as the Iceman; who put out the hit on Reggie. The plot's a little less contrived this time, and the storytelling's fairly solid. Additionally, the action's especially well-shot and adds a lot of intensity to the film. Featuring a stronger cast and more action, Another 48 HRS. outdoes the original.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2012
    not a comparison on the first and sadly the whole twist at the end is a bit of a slap in the face. murphy is only funny in patches
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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