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
When Reggie is calling his old friends to try and borrow money, one of the men he calls is named "Willie Biggs". In the original screenplay for the first movie, Willie Biggs was the original name of Reggie Hammond. Eddie Murphy requested that the name be changed because he thought it was a "generic black name." See more »
When Jack makes a rendering of Burrough's description, he gives his copy to Kehoe but when he questions the bartender he has the copy. See more »
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 »
not as good as the original but still pretty decent
this sequel to 48 Hours has a much darker tone than the original.it's more violent,with probably even more very strong language.there is a bit less comedy,but the comic bits are a bit funnier than in the first one.the action is thorough the roof in this one.it's much more exciting.i liked the storyline more.it's more developed and a bit more complex.the plot isn't that original,but the movie is well executed.the movie is a bit too formulaic at times though.Eddie Murphy gets to show a little of his impression talent in this one.the dialogue,while pretty good for the most part,is at times overdone and a bit of a stretch.overall,i think this movie is pretty decent,but not quite as good as the first one.for me,Another 48 hours is a 6/10.
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