Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
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
According to Halliwells, this sequel was "a virtual remake of 48 Hrs. (1982)" while Rating the Movies states that this sequel "duplicates the famous sequences that made the first film a success". See more »
Reggie and Jack are talking to Angel in the backseat of a police car and then open the doors and get out. But rear doors on police cars can only be opened from the outside. See more »
Look, Jack, I gave you the money in good faith, you told me I could fucking trust you and now after all this shit I can't get my money?
Well, you finally got the picture, convict.
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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 »
Usually a sequel in the 80's to a great movie tanked but this one actually was better than the original. The action was constant and flowed quickly. I read that the original run time was cut quite a bit by the studio and many of the supporting cast had reduced screen time. Nolte was great and continued his original character. Murphy definitely took over as first billed and was a much more dominant lead character. The plot had a continued story from the original that made it interesting. The laughs were good and another great soundtrack. The only con was some of the gunfights had bullets flying everywhere but everyone was missing.
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