Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole
Renegade cop Jack Cates pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond's old partner, Albert Ganz. Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies. The cocky Reggie knows where the money is, but spars with the hotheaded Jack as he enjoys his temporary freedom.
This is a great cop movie. You have that odd relationship between these two characters one being a cop and the other a convict. The scenes in the redneck bar are good and funny. The real problem that I could see someone having with this movie is the language. I do not mean fowl language or curse words. That is just lame to complain about. I mean the name calling. I know it is an 80's movie, and it was okay to say these words. They say faggot several times throughout the entire movie. In the early 80's, the gay community was looked down upon, so it was not a big deal at all to call another person a faggot to put them down. Now the other word said was the N word, which I will not type out, because I do not want to be attack. Nick Nolte says the word several times in the movie to Eddie Murphy. It is like it is nothing at all.
The cast for the movie was great. Nick Nolte has never disappointed in a movie. He is a great actor flat out. This was Eddie Murphy's first movie. This movie really launched his career. He was put on the map after this movie.
I do like this movie. It is dated as hell, but it is still worth watching. This movie has been mostly forgotten. If you have not seen this movie, then do so. I think you will like it. Enjoy.
48 Hrs. (1982) Trailer