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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The first scene at the police station, which begins at around the 20 minute mark, was apparently shot in a single take. It lasts 3 minutes, with no visible cuts. See more
The broken taillight on the Cadillac switches sides and both are working between shots. See more
This ain't no god damn way to start a partnership.
Now, get this! We ain't partners. We ain't brothers. And we ain't friends. I'm puttin' you down and keepin' you down until Ganz is locked up or dead. And if Ganz gets away, you're gonna be sorry YOU ever MET me!
I'm already sorry.
Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
By Brian O'Neal
Performed by The Bus Boys
(as The Busboys)
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