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Here they go again. Only faster. And tougher. See more »
Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Shows its age due to time but Another 48 Hrs. is still an entertaining and action packed yarn that will quench any buddy thirst you might have. See more (66 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Murphy ... Reggie Hammond

Nick Nolte ... Jack Cates

Brion James ... Ben Kehoe

Kevin Tighe ... Blake Wilson

Ed O'Ross ... Frank Cruise

David Anthony Marshall ... Willie Hickok

Andrew Divoff ... Richard 'Cherry' Ganz

Bernie Casey ... Kirkland Smith

Brent Jennings ... Tyrone Burroughs
Ted Markland ... Malcolm Price

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Amy Smith (as Tisha Campbell)
Felice Orlandi ... Warden
Edward Walsh ... Detective Joe Stevens

Page Leong ... Angel Lee

Cathy Haase ... Girl Bartender

Dennis Hayden ... Barroom Tough

Kelly L. Goodman ... Diner Waitress

Hoke Howell ... Desert Bartender
Yana Nirvana ... CHP Officer

Ken Medlock ... CHP Officer
John Del Regno ... Mechanic

Joel Weiss ... Pit Man
Oz Tortora ... Lawyer
John Bluto ... Review Board Chairman

Jason Ronard ... Prison Guard Ronard
Stafford Morgan ... Prison Guard Morgan
Bill Dunnam ... Prison Guard Dunnam
Thornton Simmons ... Prison Clerk

Allan Graf ... Bus Driver

Nancy Everhard ... Female Doctor

Mark Phelan ... Doctor

Biff Yeager ... County Sheriff
John H. Evans ... County Sheriff
Rick Cicetti ... Traffic Cop
Laurie Morrison ... Pickpocket
David Efron ... Barroom Fighter
Rex Pierson ... Barroom Fighter

Michael Anthony Williams ... Bar Band (as Michael Williams)
Rodney Shelton ... Bar Band
Jake Hunter ... Bar Band
Ray Fuller ... Bar Band
Del Atkins ... Bar Band
David McLaurin ... Bar Band
Judy Lea ... Second Bartender
Dawn Robinson ... Restroom Girl (as Dawn Tshombe)
Gigi ... Restroom Girl
Nanci Rogers ... Restroom Girl
Deborah Atkinson ... Restroom Girl

Karen Huie ... King Mei Clerk
Benjamin Lum ... King Mei Clerk

George Cheung ... Hotel Guest

Dana Lee ... Arguing Man
Richard Lee-Sung ... Arguing Man

Kitten Natividad ... Girl in Movie
Jerome Holmes ... Morgue Attendant
Victor Brandt ... District Attorney
Edgar Small ... Judge
Russ McCubbin ... Doorman
Linda Cox ... Female Elevator Operator
Deirdre Fitzpatrick ... Birdcage Waitress
Lauren Grey ... Birdcage Waitress
Nicole Rubio ... Birdcage Waitress (as Nicole Cummins)
Alisa Christensen ... Birdcage Showgirl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank McRae ... Haden (uncredited)
Shauna O'Brien ... Waitress (uncredited)

Dean Rader-Duval ... Pitman (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Hill 
Writing credits
Roger Spottiswoode (characters) and
Walter Hill (characters) &
Larry Gross (characters) and
Steven E. de Souza (characters)

Eddie Murphy (story) (as Fred Braughton)

John Fasano (screenplay) &
Jeb Stuart (screenplay) and
Larry Gross (screenplay)

Produced by
D. Constantine Conte .... co-producer
Kenneth H. Frith Jr. .... associate producer
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer
Ray Murphy Jr. .... associate producer (as Raymond L. Murphy Jr.)
Ralph S. Singleton .... executive producer
Robert D. Wachs .... producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Donn Aron 
Carmel Davies 
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
Tim Ryder (documentary segment)
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III 
Art Direction by
Gary Wissner 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Costume Design by
Dan Moore 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup artist
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Dale Miller .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ralph S. Singleton .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cotone .... second second assistant director (as Mark G. Cotone)
Jim Dyer .... first assistant director (as James R. Dyer)
Arlene Fukai .... dga trainee
Allan Graf .... second unit director (as Allan L. Graf)
Barry K. Thomas .... second assistant director
Robin Winter .... first assistant director: second unit
Don Wilkerson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
James Betts .... production painter (as Jim Betts)
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Carey Harris Jr. .... assistant property master
Jack Jennings .... assistant art director (as Jack B. Jennings)
William S. Maxwell III .... lead person
Phil Read .... construction coordinator (as Philip E. Read)
Tom Shaw Jr. .... assistant property master
Christopher Woodworth .... paint foreperson (as Christopher W. Woodworth)
Rick A. Young .... property master
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker (uncredited)
Rainer G. Gruetzmacher .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Robert Misetich .... set paint foreman (uncredited)
Carla S. Nemec .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carolina Beroza .... assistant sound editor
Noah Blough .... foley editor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Linda Corbin .... foley mixer
Christine Danelski .... foley editor
Jerry Davis .... adr editor
John Duvall .... foley editor
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects recordist
John Fisher .... assistant sound editor
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Robert W. Harris .... cable person (as Robert Harris)
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen .... sound effects editor (as John Larsen)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Mark 'Frito' Long .... sound recordist
Harry B. Miller III .... dialogue editor (as Harry Miller)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
John Morris .... sound effects editor
Bob Newlan .... sound effects editor
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Lauren Palmer .... supervising adr editor
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
Michelle Pleis .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Nico Salvato .... assistant sound editor (as Monique Salvato)
Corinne Sessarego .... adr editor
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound effects recordist (as Peter Sullivan)
Linda Symcox .... assistant sound editor
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
Rodger Pardee .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Ron South .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects technician (as Pete Albiez)
Kenneth C. Clark .... special effects technician (as Ken Clark)
Mike Edmonson .... special effects technician
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects supervisor
John Cassel .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Mike Edmonson .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Mike Reedy .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Mike Wever .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Wischnack .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robert Arkin .... laser effects
William Arkin .... laser effects
Greg Gosian .... laser effects
Steve Grumette .... computer effects supervisor (uncredited)
John Alden .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Randy Fife .... stunts
Joe Finnegan .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator (as Allan L. Graf)
John Hateley .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
Patricia Tallman .... stunts
Keith Tellez .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Brett .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (uncredited)
Harold Burns .... stunts (uncredited)
Phil Chong .... stunts (uncredited)
Diana Cuevas .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Linda Fetters .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Kelso .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Shawn Lane .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Debby Porter .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (uncredited)
Kym Washington .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... electrician
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... electrician
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician (as Goldie Blymyer)
Bob Fillis .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Robert A. Fillis)
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Lloyd Gowdy .... assistant chief lighting technician
Norman Lang .... electrician
Norman G. Langley .... camera operator
John R. Leonetti .... camera operator
Art Mack .... second company grip
Hal Nelson .... second company grip
Steve Randolph .... camera operator
Charles Saldana .... first company grip
T. Daniel Scaringi .... dolly grip
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera
Bruce W. Talamon .... still photographer (as Bruce Talamon)
Stephen J. Ullman .... second assistant camera (as Steve Ullman)
Carl A. Vidnic .... lighting technician
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Scott C. Williman .... rigger
Casting Department
Ferne Cassel .... casting assistant
Felicia Fasano .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... costume supervisor (as Colby Bart)
Brian Callahan .... costume supervisor
Loring I. Spicer .... costumer
Joey Williams .... costumer
Editorial Department
Carole A. Kenneally .... assistant editor (as Carole Kenneally)
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
Yôko Seto .... assistant editor (as Yoko Seto)
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Scott Grusin .... music editor
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Nigel Rick .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
Lonnie Sill .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Thomas J. Hoke .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Hoke)
Dan Riportella .... transportation captain (as Danny Riportella)
Anthony C. Steere .... transportation co-captain (as Tony Steere)
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Steve Bonner .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Mitch Friedman .... driver (uncredited)
Dennis Marchant .... picture car mechanic/fabricator (uncredited)
David G. Todd .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Eric Berg .... assistant: Mr. Nolte
Xochi Blymyer .... assistant to producer (as Xochi A. Blymyer)
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Kevin Richard Buxbaum .... production accountant (as Kevin R. Buxbaum)
Caryn E. Campbell .... assistant production coordinator
Jolly Chin .... location department assistant
Fetteroff Colen .... assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Fetteroff Colen III)
Bill Cross .... assistant: Mr. Nolte
Jim D'Amico .... caterer
Desiree DaCosta .... assistant: Mr. Murphy
Carline Davis-Dyer .... script supervisor (as Cariline Davis-Dyer)
Stephen C. Dawson .... location manager
Yvonne Bonitto Doggett .... assistant: Mr. Wachs and Mr. Lipsky (as Yvonne Doggett)
Felicia Fasano .... production assistant
Melissa Feinberg .... production assistant (as Melissa A. Feinberg)
Eric Fitzgerald .... title designer
Barbara Harris .... adr group coordinator
Jerome Holmes .... assistant: Mr. Murphy
Richard Klotz .... location manager (as Richard Alan Klotz)
Keith Kumamoto .... production assistant
John Lehane .... location manager: Northern California
H. Travis LeSesane .... production assistant
Christopher Mollo .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
James M. Morris .... location manager
Leroy Murphy .... office manager: Eddie Murphy Productions
Uncle Ray Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Ray Murphy Sr.)
Carla S. Nemec .... production assistant (as Carla Nemec)
Judy K. Powell .... assistant: Mr. Conte (as Judy Powell)
Russ Paul Rahn .... location department assistant
Nigel Rick .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Dawn Robinson .... assistant: Mr. Murphy Jr. and Mr. Frith Jr. (as Dawn Tshombe)
Barbara Rosing Hoke .... production office coordinator: various California locations (as Barbara A. Rosing)
Nancy Rosing .... production office coordinator
Peter H. Saisselin .... accounting assistant (as Peter Saisselin)
Tricey Shapiro .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Mary-Margaret Smith .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Kellett Tighe .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Susan Towner .... production auditor
Tyrone S. Walker .... assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Tyrone Lee Walker)
Jack Wood .... coordinating motor officer: LAPD
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Tony Didio Jr. .... key armorer (uncredited)
Robert L. Dohan .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Harry Lu .... armorer (uncredited)
Paul J. Memmi .... translator (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Laura Sherman .... location security (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Another 48 Hours" - Philippines (English title)
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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2012) | Germany:18 (original rating) (1990) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (Certificate #30193)
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Did You Know?

According to Brion James around 50 minutes were cut from from the final work-print until the released version. James said this in interview; "Total Recall (1990) came out a week before Another 48 Hrs. (1990) that summer, it made twenty-five million, became the number one movie in the country and the studio panicked because they had invested a lot in the 48 Hours franchise, but they felt that at well over two hours, that the movie might be too much. My stuff was in there until one week before the film opened; that is when they cut twenty-five minutes out of that movie, a week before it opened. It went from around 140 to down around 95 minutes. They said, "Cut all the behaviour, action, comedy..." I lost every major scene I had. That's the last time I ever cared about a movie because I went to the press screening and it was like getting kicked in the stomach, seeing what is not there. I was the third lead and now I looked like a dressed extra. All the stuff that they had in the set-up, stuff in the trailer, all those scenes were gone."See more »
Factual errors: There are various instances of firearms shooting far more bullets than they carry in real life in the film. The most noticeable is during the nightclub shootout where first Willie Hickok then Reggie fire a combined 14 bullets from the same 6 shot revolver without reloading.See more »
Reggie Hammond:They blew up my car! They blew up my *car*!
Jack:It's a damn shame.
Reggie Hammond:They blew up my car and all you have to say is it's a damn shame?
Jack:No car, no money, you're having a bad day!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Benny's Video (1992)See more »


What does the Chinese woman yell at Cates from the bottom of the stairs during the hotel shoot-out?
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Shows its age due to time but Another 48 Hrs. is still an entertaining and action packed yarn that will quench any buddy thirst you might have., 21 January 2008
Author: johnnyboyz from Hampshire, England

Another 48 Hrs. feels like a missed opportunity; it feels as if the makers have recognised the potential of the idea and have done half a job. This is because it never really elevates itself above the material it actually is. At a time when the Lethal Weapon films had proved there was a demand for white cop with black sidekick buddy combination type films, Another 48 Hrs. is perhaps a cash in sequel to a film that was never anything special any way. Where as it sounds like I'm being negative, the film was enjoyable for what it was and that said; I would have a hard time in deciding which one I liked more.

A scene from this film which typically sums up the genre the film is working under highlights not only the genres inability to ever be anything above a certain level but also the problem films face when they age. The film is a crime film; a buddy combination of two people getting involved in shoot outs and general criminal activity whilst battling each others egos. In 1994 when Pulp Fiction came out, films like Another 48 Hrs. were history and a particular scene is defining evidence: shortly after a prison bus has rolled over a few times, two hells angels are going to kill someone on board. But what happens is instead of riding up to the overturned bus and finishing the job, they park their bikes a few hundred yards away, get off very slowly and walk up to the bus with the intent to kill. Now, there is absolutely no reason for them to do this apart from add suspense to the scene and perhaps have two bikers walk in tandem; in slow motion amongst the heat wave in a 'cool' fashion. This is the point; films such as these rely on what would look good cinematically rather than stick to what their characters would do.

I know it's wrong to compare a film to another film made after it but this highlights not only the bad way in which Another 48 Hrs. has aged but further cements what a great film Pulp Fiction really is; the buddy combination in that film of Jules and Vincent who are by no coincidence black and white but Tarantino plays with realism in the film and the scene in which someone is accidentally shot in the back of the car is so much more clear in the sense it is two fingers up to scenes like the one just mentioned in Another 48 Hrs. The film starts off with Reggie (Murphy) still in prison and shows up its other half of the buddy combination as a bit of an idiot. Another 48 Hrs. suffers from its cliché that its best cop on the force, Jack (Nolte), is actually a loose cannon whom needs to be removed even though the job is actually perfect for him; an idea toyed with in the third Die Hard film but with John McLane. Jack seems certain that an antagonist known as The Iceman is at large but is demeaned and shown up as perhaps a bit of a schizophrenic; one officer labelling this Iceman as an imaginary friend/enemy who Jack has been pretending to chase.

Unfortunately, the initial incident in the film happens a little early by way of a shooting at a race track. What I couldn't understand is that with all those people watching the race, nobody saw the bad guy shoot at Jack and consequently; the police have their eye on him. Reggie on the other hand is out of jail and he miraculously survives an attack on a bus (mentioned earlier) as it rolls over several times; something that would have killed him. But the film suffers from it lack of logic that can be applied to certain situations: The bus rolls over; the bikers aren't professional enough; the back up arrives a too quickly and are unable to spot the bikers fleeing; the bikers in other scenes get their guns out in full public view too many times but nobody ever seems to mind and generally, there is an acute sense of frustration during these times. But the film backs itself up with a scene in a nightclub during which it makes a pastiche out of its predecessor by putting Jack in a punch up only for Reggie to save him by acting out his cop/no nonsense routine by threatening to shoot first and the ask questions later. Along with this, Jack even makes reference to 'typical bar punch ups that you get in the movies' where he states someone always hits else someone over the head with a chair or a glass bottle. Jack then does exactly that with a bottle and the chair soon follows.

But to me, this is Another 48 Hrs. recognising that is knows what it is; that it knows the formula its using and is having fun playing around with the clichés; even if scenes such as the bus rolling and the bikers not doing what they should do by finishing the job. The film is by no means great or groundbreaking but I was never bored or put off by what I was seeing; it may have lacked realism and been since pushed down a peg in the crime genre hierarchy by bigger and better films but it remains entertaining to a degree with gunshots powerful enough to propel people through windows and cops smart enough to wear bullet proof vests whilst off duty. Another 48 Hrs. is by no means a big winner but it is by no means a massive loser, even if it may indeed look like that in another twenty years.

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