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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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]
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Did You Know?
The movie during the late 1970s was originally designed as a vehicle for Clint Eastwood
as the cop and Richard Pryor
as the con. Around this time, Eastwood wanted to play a criminal and turned down the film and went and starred as a convict in Escape from Alcatraz
(1979). The picture then went into turnaround for a time and didn't go back into development for another couple of years. See more
When Ganz throws the barrel out and trips Reggie the stunt double is wearing a bowtie, whereas Reggie is wearing a regular tie. 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!
By Ira Newborn See more