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A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

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Jack Cates
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Reggie Hammond
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Elaine
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Haden
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Ganz
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Luther
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Billy Bear
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Kehoe
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Rosalie
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Algren
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Vanzant
Tara King ...
Frizzy
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Lisa
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Casey
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Sally
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Candy (as Olivia M. Brown)
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Young Cop
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Thin Cop
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Big Cop
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Old Cop
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Detective
Jon St. Elwood ...
Plainclothes Man
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Ruth (as Clare Nono)
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Policewoman
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Bob
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Cowboy Bartender
Bill Cross ...
First Cop
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Second Cop
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Parking Lot Attendant (as James Marcelino)
Bennie E. Dobbins ...
Road Gang Guard (as Bennie Dobbins)
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Road Gang Guard
W.T. Zacha ...
Road Gang Guard
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Indian Hooker (as Begoña Plaza)
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Prison Guard
B.G. Fisher ...
Prison Guard
Reid Cruickshanks ...
Prison Guard
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Duty Sergeant
Brenda Venus ...
Hooker
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Hooker (as Gloria E. Gifford)
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Torchy's Patron
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Torchy's Patron
Rock A. Walker ...
Torchy's Patron
Dave Moordigian ...
Gas Station Attendant
J. Wesley Huston ...
Security Guard
Gary Pettinger ...
Cop with Gun
Marquerita Wallace ...
Bar Girl
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Bar Girl (as Angela Robinson)
Jack Lightsy ...
Bartender
John Hauk ...
Henry Wong
Bob Yanez ...
Interrogator
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Leroy
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Gang Member
Suzanne M. Regard ...
Cowgirl Dancer
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Vroman's Dancer
Bjaye Turner ...
Vroman's Dancer
The Bus Boys ...
Band at Vroman's (as The Busboys)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven G. Felix ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ...
Torchy's Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Vic Johnson ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
David LeBell ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Gus Loundermon ...
Band at Vroman's (uncredited)
Brian O'Neal ...
Band at Vroman's (uncredited)
Kevin O'Neal ...
Band at Vroman's (uncredited)
Erika Pearson ...
Subway Station Commuter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Hill

Written by

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Roger Spottiswoode ... (written by) and
Walter Hill ... (written by) &
Larry Gross ... (written by) and
Steven E. de Souza ... (written by)

Produced by

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D. Constantine Conte ... executive producer
Lawrence Gordon ... producer
Joel Silver ... producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Ric Waite

Film Editing by

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Freeman A. Davies ... (as Freeman Davies)
Mark Warner
Billy Weber

Editorial Department

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Carmel Davies ... assistant film editor
Robert Hernandez ... assistant film editor
Edward A. Warschilka ... assistant film editor (as Edward A. Warschilka Jr.)

Casting By

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Judith Holstra

Production Design by

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John Vallone

Set Decoration by

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Richard C. Goddard

Costume Design by

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Marilyn Vance ... (as Marilyn Kay Vance)

Makeup Department

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Michael Germain ... makeup artist
Edouard F. Henriques ... makeup artist (as Edouard F. Henriques III)
Dagmar Loesch ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gene Levy ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Deborah Love ... second assistant director (as Deborah A. Love)
David Sosna ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Jeff Clark ... set painter
Johnny Lattanzio ... construction coordinator
Margie Stone McShirley ... set designer
Craig Raiche ... property master
Ronnie Chambers ... leadman (uncredited)
Richard Futter ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Jaymes Hinkle ... paint foreman (uncredited) / production scenic artist (uncredited)
Bruce E. Kasson ... prop assistant (uncredited)
John Schacht ... leadman (uncredited)
Marjorie Stone ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Glenn E. Anderson ... sound mixer
Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound effects editor (as Richard Anderson)
Stephen Hunter Flick ... supervising sound effects editor (as Stephen Flick)
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Teri E. Dorman ... sound editor (uncredited)
John Dunn ... sound editor (uncredited)
Mark A. Mangini ... adr editor (uncredited)
Tim Mangini ... sound editor (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Clive Taylor ... sound recordist (uncredited)
James Utterback ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Joseph P. Mercurio ... special effects
John R. Elliott ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunt coordinator
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunt double (uncredited)
Billy C. Chandler ... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunt double (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Walter Scott ... stunts (uncredited)
John Sherrod ... stunt double (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carl Boles ... gaffer
John London ... key grip
Bruce McBroom ... still photographer
Bruce Balton ... jib operator (uncredited)
Bill Fraley ... second grip (uncredited)
Larry Freeman ... electrician (uncredited)
Jack N. Green ... camera operator (uncredited)
Rick Neff ... camera operator (uncredited)
Glen Noorda ... grip (uncredited)
Baird Steptoe ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Donald E. Thorin Jr. ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Ken Tosic ... electrician (uncredited)
Richard Walden ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Whipple ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Murphy Wiltz ... best boy (uncredited)
Edmond Wright ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tom Bronson ... costume supervisor (as Thomas M. Bronson)
Dan Moore ... costumer: men
Jennifer L. Parsons ... costumer: women

Location Management

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Mary F. Galloway ... location manager

Music Department

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Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator
Winston Sharples ... composer: cartoon music (as W. Sharples)
Michael Tronick ... music editor
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ronnie Baker ... transportation coordinator
Craig Lietzke ... unit driver
Stewart Satterfield ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Rafe Blasi ... publicity coordinator
Barbara Hamm ... assistant: Nick Nolte
David R. Lawson ... medic
Patricia Phillipes ... assistant: Lawrence Gordon
David Proval ... acting coach: Eddie Murphy
Patty Raya ... assistant: Lawrence Gordon
Douy Swofford ... title designer: main titles
Elaine K. Thompson ... assistant: Joel Silver
Mae Woods ... assistant: Walter Hill
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen ... secretary: Gene Levy
Jay Fukuto ... assistant auditor (uncredited)
Jerry Gerth ... first aid (uncredited)
Melanie Graham ... assistant: Lawrence Gordon (uncredited)
Gary Lovell ... craft service (uncredited)
Jette Sorensen ... production accountant (uncredited)
Nancy Zearfoss ... night location manager (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Forty Eight Hours (United States)
  • 48 Hours (United States)
  • 48 heures (France)
  • Nur 48 Stunden (Germany)
  • Límite: 48 horas (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,369,868, 12 Dec 1982

Did You Know?

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Trivia James Remar often went without any sleep before shooting his scenes in order to give bad-guy Ganz a more washed-out, psychotic look. See more »
Goofs Ganz catches Jack's 6-shooter, and then fires 8 shots without reloading. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Platoon/Lady and the Tramp/No Mercy (1986). See more »
Soundtracks (The Boys Are) BACK IN TOWN See more »
Quotes Reggie: Jack... Tell me a story.
Jack: Fuck you!
Reggie: Oh, that's one of my favorites.
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