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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.

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Walter Hill

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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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The Boys Are Back In Town See more »


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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

The pen with the undressing woman that Cates is seen playing with whilst clearing his desk also appears in another Walter Hill film, Extreme Prejudice (1987) (also starring Nick Nolte). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Reggie Hammond: 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?
Jack: Well, you finally got the picture, convict.
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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
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Supervised by Ira Newborn
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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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