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.

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Walter Hill

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John Fasano (screenplay by), Roger Spottiswoode (based on characters created by) | 6 more credits »
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Eddie Murphy ... Reggie Hammond
Nick Nolte ... Jack Cates
Brion James ... Ben Kehoe
Kevin Tighe ... Blake Wilson
Ed O'Ross ... Frank Cruise
David Anthony Marshall David Anthony Marshall ... Willie Hickok
Andrew Divoff ... Cherry Ganz
Bernie Casey ... Kirkland Smith
Brent Jennings ... Tyrone Burroughs
Ted Markland ... Malcolm Price
Tisha Campbell ... Amy Smith
Felice Orlandi ... Warden
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Detective Joe Stevens
Page Leong ... Angel Lee
Cathy Haase ... Girl Bartender
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With a pending old debt from the past and the genuine threat of losing his badge for good, the tough and gruff San Francisco police officer, Inspector Jack Cates, pushes his luck and turns to his reluctant former partner, Reggie Hammond. Having spent seven long years in jail after the events of 48 Hrs. (1982), Reggie is about to taste the air of freedom, when an attempt on his life drags him into a new circle of violence, as Jack is almost obsessively trying to prove that the elusive criminal mastermind known as the "Iceman" exists. But, this time, the odds are against the mismatched duo. Will Cates clear his name? Written by Nick Riganas

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The last of seven Eddie Murphy movies in a row to open at #1 in the box office. His next #1 movie would be The Nutty Professor (1996). See more »

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After the bus rolled over, two California Highway Patrol cars arrive with only the driver in each. The CHP would never send two cars with only two drivers; they would either send one car with two patrolmen or two cars with four patrolmen as a matter of policy. See more »

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[Kehoe is holding Reggie hostage, using him as a human shield]
Ben Kehoe: Jack, we can work this out! Just let me out of here!
Jack Cates: You're a disgrace, Ben. Nothing worse than a bad cop.
Reggie Hammond: Hey, Jack! Thank you for a very pleasant day! Okay, I got no car, I got no money, and I'm gonna end the day off with this goddamn dope man's Uzi by my temple! Thank you, Jack! Look, this is Jack's day, why don't you just let Jack shoot me? Save your bullet! Jack, why don't you shoot me? Shoot me, Jack!
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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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DRINKING THEM BEERS
By Bill Chappell
Performed by and courtesy of Tompall Glaser
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Mind the word: another!
3 February 2002 | by ken_vandenbusscheSee all my reviews

It's a good thing that director Walter Hill has waited 8 years before making a sequel of the original "48 hrs." If he had released this film immediately after the first one, it would have become a flop. The reason is because both films are very much alike. "Another 48 hrs." hasn't got anything new to offer; it's an almost exact copy of the first one. And that's precisely why they waited so long before making this sequel.

Nothing really changed actually. There's Nick Nolte who plays the same cigarette-smoking and alcohol-addicted tough-guy cop forced to team together with Eddy Murphy who takes up his part as the noisy, bad-mouth and know-it-all convict-character again. Just like in the first film, it's the chemistry between these two actors that makes "Another 48 hrs." really worth-watching. And just like in the first film, the only decent acting comes from Nick Nolte and Eddy Murphy while the rest of the cast is merely below average. Once more the action scenes are great to watch. This is a good thing, because it makes you forget about the weak script. The dialogues are funny, but they're overloaded again with harsh language. Some might find this annoying; I honestly thought it became funny after a while.

The ending is pretty weak and predictable, but on the whole "Another 48 hrs." is almost as good as its predecessor and good waste of time; not money.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,475,559, 10 June 1990

Gross USA:

$80,818,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,518,974
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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