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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

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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.

Director:

Walter Hill

Writers:

Roger Spottiswoode (characters), Walter Hill (characters) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Edward Walsh ... Detective Joe Stevens
Page Leong ... Angel Lee
Cathy Haase ... Girl Bartender
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Storyline

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". At the Hunter's Point Raceway, Jack confronts Tyrone Burroughs and Arthur Brock. Jack kills Brock in self defense, but Burroughs escapes, and Jack is in danger of going to prison because Brock's gun can't be found. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day. Jack tries to convince Reggie to help him clear his name and find the Ice Man, but Reggie says he won't help unless Jack gives Reggie the $500,000 that Jack has been holding on to for Reggie. Jack refuses to give Reggie the money unless Reggie helps him. After the bus that is transporting Reggie away from the prison is forced to crash by two bikers and Jack gets shot by the same two bikers, Jack forces Reggie to help him by having the hospital release Reggie into his custody. Reggie ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Taglines:

The Boys Are Back In Town See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Und wieder 48 Stunden See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$80,818,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,518,974
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There was talk of a third film, "Yet Another 48 Hours", but it never materialised. See more »

Goofs

During close-up of sax musician, when Reggie and Jack are entering the bar - legs of cameraman and his assistant are visible. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: How much of my money did you spend?
Jack: Oh, about 25 grand. You said I could buy a new car.
Reggie: So where is it?
Jack: This *is* the new car!
Reggie: This looks like the same piece-of-shit sky blue Cadillac you had before!
Jack: Yeah, I bought the same make, model, year, color, everything the same. That's the way I like it. I get attached to things, Reggie!
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Alternate Versions

Original workprint of Another 48 Hrs. was 145 minutes long. Movie was cut down to 120 minutes by director Walter Hill or Paramount studio for original planned theatrical summer release, but week before it was to be released Paramount cut additional 25 minutes out of the movie making the final theatrical version only about 93 minutes long. In total, about 50 minutes were deleted from original cut of the movie causing many plot holes and continuity mistakes. See more »


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(THE BOYS ARE) BACK IN TOWN
By Brian O'Neal
Performed by Jesse Johnson
Produced by Jeff Lorber and Jesse Johnson
Jesse Johnson performs courtesy of A&M Records
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Fun & Fast!
12 February 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

A Sequel to the Terrific 48 Hrs, 'Another 48 Hrs.' is fortunately, a fun & fast-paced sequel , that doesn't disappoint. Its pure vintage entertainment!

'Another 48 Hrs.'Synopsis: 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.

'Another 48. Hrs' has a brisk pace, which does the trick. At a crisp 95-minutes, the sequel doesn't waste time & comes to the point pretty fast. Of course, a few sequences in the first-hour could've been better, but in totality, the narrative isn't loose.

John Fasano, Jeb Stuart & Larry Gross's Screenplay is not without its minuses, but overall, its good. Walter Hill's Direction is effective. Cinematography is razor-sharp. Action-Sequences are awesome.

Performance-Wise: The Incomparable Nick Nolte steals 'Another 48 Hrs'. He's rough, heroic & lovable all through. Eddie Murphy is spontaneous, as ever. The on-screen camaraderie between Nolte & Murphy, remains as a high-point for the enterprise.

On the whole, 'Another 48 Hrs' works.


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