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
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The boys are back in town. Nick Nolte is a cop. Eddie Murphy is a convict. They couldn't have liked each other less. They couldn't have needed each other more. And the last place they ever expected to be is on the same side. Even for... 48 HRS
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Did You Know?
The film's actual title is spelled with two abbreviations "48Hrs.". The "48" is in number form whilst "Hrs" abbreviates for the word "Hours". The actual title also has no space between these separate word abbreviations which in long hand would spell out either as "48 Hours" or "Forty-eight Hours". See more
The broken taillight on the Cadillac switches sides and both are working between shots. See more
What kind of cop are you?
You know what I am? I'm your worst fuckin' nightmare, man. I'm a nigger with a badge which means I got permission to kick your fuckin' ass whenever I feel like it!
Referenced in Bowfinger
By Winston Sharples
(as W. Sharples) See more