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Character actor Frank McRae was cast as Haden, Nick Nolte's boss, the same part he played in 48 Hrs. (1982). His part was almost completely cut from this picture. If you look closely in one of the shots in the police precinct, McRae appears on camera for a few seconds. He was uncredited for the role. See more »
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What's the fucking difference who pulled the trigger? The cops were getting too close, that's how the man does business, *business*, not personal. You know you two fucking hillbillies should learn the difference.
[shoots Burroughs in the ear]
That's business too.
[holding his ear in pain but beginning to laugh]
You happy now, asshole?
That still doesn't change the job! You got to kill Reggie Hammond.
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I agree with most of the past commentators. This film is a half-sequel, half-remake. So many elements were simply copied from the original film. I'm sure the filmmakers considered this homage, but it comes off as a lack of ideas. And we won't even go into the monumental plot holes. Gigantic plot holes. Brobdingnagian plot holes. And while I hadn't previously noted the enormous amount of glass breaking, until reading the comments, yes, I'd have to say they made it more or less a motif of the film. Murphy and Nolte did reasonably well resurrecting their respective characters, and there were some truly funny moments, and truly snappy repartee. But it's not enough to save this one. If you liked the original film (and who didn't) you should probably see this one, just don't have high expectations for it.
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