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Drama - Police

Another 48 Hrs (1990)

Elevator Pitch

Jack Cates, a renegade detective, is on the track of a major drug dealer, the Iceman, but is under investigation for undue use of force – he has apparently killed an unarmed man. He also comes across details of a possible hit on Reggie Hammond, soon to be released from jail, possibly because he can identify the drug dealer. With Cates on the track of the dealer and killers on the trail of Reggie the two are forced to work together for a second time to prove the former’s innocence and to keep the latter alive.


The killers meet in a desert location and show themselves to be merciless, they attack the bus taking Reggie to town, Cates and Reggie argue quite a bit and participate in bar room brawls. Discussions in the police station and a bit of time in court, plus a number of shoot-outs in bars, strip clubs and hotels and one or two explosions. Some drinking, almost continuous smoking, implied sex and a bit of nudity

A View This movie was apparently cut down from well over two hours to an hour and a half, turning it from one thing to another and making it disliked by almost everybody. I loved the first scene, apparently a tribute the “Once Upon a Time in the West”, the rest of it not quite so much. It is not a total disaster but if you have not seen the first one, watch that instead.
Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story A riff on the first film “48 hrs”.
Director Walter Hill
Writers/Script John Fasano, Jen Stuart, Larry Gross (story by Eddie Murphy and characters by Roger Spottiswood, Walter Hill, Larry gross, Steven E. de souza)
Starring Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe
Additional Info This outing was apparently rushed into production in an attempt to reverse Eddie Murphy’s failing fortunes. It had been cut down to allow it to compete with “Total Recall”.


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