An action classic, best and the only original buddy cop flick from the 80's! (by ivo-cobra8)
48 Hrs. 1982 is an action classic the only original best buddy cop flick from the 80's. Is an action cop flick that I love to death and it was honestly the first action film I saw as a kid. I grew up watching this film and in my opinion is still my favorite action buddy flick. This is first time we see Eddie Murphy in action before he went in making Beverly Hills Cop 1984 , beside Beverly Hills Cop this is one if his best movies of the 80's. It is actually my favorite Walter Hill film. Like I said I grew up watching this film, I loved 48 Hrs. so much that I hardly convinced my mom <more>
to watch this movie with me and the sequel of this film. I read on Charles Bronson's Murphy's Law 1986 flick that the storyline of that film the pairing a cop with a convict was popular in Hollywood during the 1980s after the success of this film 48 Hrs. 1982 . Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy are sensational in this film, the action is great and the plot about this film is well paced it goes fast and it is entertaining. I really enjoy watching this movie and honestly I love it more, than I would love the sequel, the sequel can't even hold a candle to this film."Yeah. Well, I'm real impressed with you too, man. It takes a real-skilled cop to kick in the bedroom door of a couple of dykes!"Plot: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.The film is actually about a $500,000 stashed cash and two cop killers who are running around and killing cop,s while they want to get the hands of this cash. A tough cop who is a survivor in a shoot out in the hotel from those two killers, pairs with a convict from prison to help him to get and catch those two killers. They only have 48 Hrs. before the cop has to bring the convict back. They don't make films like this anymore, I really love action films from the 80's and this one was the first one I have saw as a kid. My favorite part in the film is the stake out scene: Jack Nick Nolte and Reggie Eddie Murphy head out to the parking garage, and they park across the street from the parking garage, waiting till the parking garage opens which it does around 7.00 am in the mornings and they spend the night there. Next morning Jack Nick Nolte brings a café drink to Reggie Eddie Murphy and wakes him up. The similar thing happened to me when I was 12 years old. My mom drove me and my dad with the car in the city 4.00 am in the mornings it was night than and my dad went with his bike delivering news paper, me with my mom waited on him in the car till his shift ends. During the waiting I fall a sleep, when I woke it was past 7.00 am and my mom brought me food from the store in the car. That moment I remember this scene in this film. It is a beautiful child memories of mine on my mom and 48 Hrs. 1982 is my childhood movie and it is memories on my childhood. 48 Hrs. and Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2 are my favorite Eddie Murphy films from my childhood that I love to death.This is Nick Nolte's best action flick that I love to death and only one that is worth to watch. I love Music theme by James Horner that I love so much including the opening scene that was awesome. Honestly James Horner made the same music theme for Commando 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie. I love the shout outs, the action scenes, the dialogues and I also love the main lead roles from Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Jack Cates and Reggie Hammond are my favorite characters. This is the only original action film, but I think it was unnecessary making a sequel Another 48 Hrs. that I honestly think Nick Nolte made a lousy awful job reprising his role and Eddie Murphy was even worst by shouting and punching Nick Nolte. Before I finish my review you have a few cast that are memorable here: You have: James Remar from Dexter playing the main villain, David Patrick Kelly from Commando and The Warriors, Sonny Landham from Predator, Annette O'Toole from Smallville, Jonathan Banks from Beverly Hills Cop and Olivia Brown from Miami Vice. I have this film on Blu-ray I used to own the DVD but I switch it for Blu-ray.48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in his film debut and Golden Globe Award-nominated role as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title refers to the amount of time they have to solve the crime.Overall: Is my favorite action flick from my childhood and I love it to death. This flick get's a solid 10 by me and it deserves it.
Alternately hilarious of course and thrilling (by mhoney-1)
Nick Nolte is well-cast as the average tough, somewhat maverick cop who gets involved in a case involving an escaped convict and his partner and their psychopathic rampage through San Francisco. He's forced to enlist the help of fast-talking incarcerated con man Eddie Murphy, who has dealt with one of the killers in past. Murphy insists he be let out for 48 hours in order to secure a stash of money he has that the killer wants. Nolte and Murphy are a mismatched pair, Murphy being the sly young criminal, Nolte being a tough, somewhat ignorant cop who tires easily of his partner's fast <more>
mouth and wayward way of giving information, and constant attempts at getting a gun.There's one good scene where Murphy walks into a redneck cowboy joint with a bet about what it takes to be taken seriously as a cop, and trades places with Nolte as a detective trying to get information on where one of the guys is. Later on, Nolte and Murphy get into a fight because Murphy won't say what he knows the escaped killer is after.Walter Hill creates one of the best cop movies ever, and a perfect movie to act as Murphy's first real vehicle for his comedy style. However, this is not comedy like, say, "Trading Places." This movie is more the comedy style of the first "Lethal Weapon" movie. Alternately serious and funny.
One of the best. Brilliantly acted, very good scenes, the scene in redneck bar and the scene where the boss has a rant after the infamous bus losing incident are the best. The boss is excellent. The way he delivers his lines with such anger, and the lines themselves are very hard. "YOU GO F*** YOURSELF CONVICT!!!" is my favourite of the whole film. The look on Eddie's face is priceless. Just proves how class an actor he is, if proof be necessary. Redneck bar scene is equally good. The music the band are playing fits the scene beautifully. The dancing stripper adds to the value <more>
of the scene too. She's great. A flawless film, Eddie Murphy's best work too in my opinion.
The real thing. Accept no imitations. (by mattymatt4ever)
This is the one of the movies that kicked off the buddy cop formula. Technically, Nick Nolte's the only cop, but other films have tried to imitate the style by having a tough, cranky, by-the-book cop Nolte's character paired off with a loose, easygoing, unorthodox cop like Murphy's character . Some of these "imitators" have failed miserably and even those that succeeded don't match up to "48 Hours." I haven't seen the unedited version of this movie in over ten years it plays on TV like 4 times every month , and even when I did catch it on TV, I <more>
caught it in bits and pieces. Now that I've seen it straight-through, in its uncut form, I can regard this as an overlooked classic. Watching Nolte as the gruff, chain-smoking Jack, I thought to myself, "He owns that part." Many actors have tried to take on that same role, but nobody plays it better than Nolte. And the same goes for Eddie Murphy. His talent has been taken for granted over the recent years, since his career has hit a major slump. And rightfully so. He should choose his roles much more wisely. How do you from doing such fun, memorable films as "48 Hours," "Coming to America" and "Trading Places" to doing "Showtime" and "I-Spy." This movie proves that Murphy can go leaps and bounds with his comic talent, if the script is well-written. The scene in the all-white, country-western bar, where Murphy shows off his skills as an interrogator, is a classic. The film is directed by Walter Hill, who's great at directing action sequences. So the movie packs a punch in both the action and comedy department. Nolte and Murphy's chemistry is priceless, and the banter between them is sharp and hilarious. One of my favorite examples is when Murphy asks Nolte, "Can you tell me a bedtime story?" Nolte responds, "F**k you." "That's my favorite one." Of course, Murphy gets most of the credit for being the comic relief, and he is terrific in one of his best comic performances, but Nolte belts out just as many funny lines as him, though he's the official straight man. He never seems to say anything intentionally funny, but that's what's funny. He says things that are hilarious, but sounds dead serious about them. And of course, it's also hilarious to watch him react furiously to Murphy's taunts. Those who haven't seen "48 Hours" should really check it out, because it's an action classic! Sure, the "Rush Hour" films are good, but Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan don't have close to the same magic as Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy! THIS is how an action/comedy is made!!My score: 9 out of 10
The incredible box office success of "48 Hours" was attributable to its brilliant combination of action, pace and comedy and the pairing of a couple of guys whose relationship was a continuous source of entertainment. This formula proved to be so successful that it blazed the trail for the whole genre of "buddy cop movies" that followed. "48 Hours" was also significant, however, for being Eddie Murphy's first film and the one that made him into an instant star.Detective Sergeant Jack Cates Nick Nolte is a tough San Francisco cop who's out for revenge <more>
after two of his colleagues are killed by escaped convicts Albert Ganz James Remar and Billy Bear Sonny Landham in a shootout at a local apartment building. Jack's investigations soon reveal that another member of their gang is still in prison serving a three-year sentence for robbery and so he arranges for Reggie Hammond Eddie Murphy to be released on a 48 hour pass so that he can help to track down the two killers.Reggie proves to be useful in assisting Jack's pursuit of Ganz and Bear who'd killed a couple of guards when they broke out of prison and are now intent on finding the $500,000 that they stole before being sent to jail. Reggie discloses that the money was stashed away in the trunk of his car which had been parked in a garage for the 30 months that he'd been in prison. Predictably though, Jack and Reggie's mission to recover the money and bring Ganz and Bear to justice within the 48 hours available, proves to be both challenging and extremely dangerous.The relationship between Jack and Reggie is so highly-charged as it develops from open hostility to mutual respect and eventually friendship that it becomes absolutely fascinating to watch. It's also incredibly funny because they're so different and their interactions are so abrasive. The dialogue is sharp, witty and often coarse and when they trade insults in pre-politically correct language their brilliantly-written quick-fire exchanges are delivered with tremendous panache.Nick Nolte is excellent as the gruff, hard-drinking detective who chain-smokes, always looks dishevelled and has a totally dysfunctional relationship with his badly-treated girlfriend Elaine Annette O'Toole . Eddie Murphy is sensational as Reggie, who's a fast-talking, wisecracking, smartly-dressed ladies man with a lot of attitude and reasons of his own for being prepared to help Jack. Murphy's first appearance in the movie is very memorable because of the excruciating way in which he sings "Roxanne" and the now-legendary scene in which he takes control of a redneck bar while posing as a police officer is still terrific and laugh-out-loud funny.In retrospect, it's clear that, as well as being a fantastically successful movie that's hugely entertaining, "48 Hours" also proved to be far more influential than anyone could possibly have imagined at the time of its original release.
This is an awesome "Buddy "Buddy" Flick, and one of the best!. It's not dated at all, even though there have been a lot of "Buddy "buddy films since then, it's very entertaining throughout, and Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy have awesome chemistry together!. James Remar, and Sonny Landham are pretty menacing as the main villains, plus, Nick Nolte, and Eddie Murphy provide a lot of laugh out loud moments!. The Ending is pretty funny "Reggie My Lighter", and the story was pretty cool as well.The Direction is great!. Walter Hill does a great job here, <more>
nothing fancy, but he does a great job keeping the film at a very good pace. There is a bit of blood, but all we get, is quite a few very bloody gunshot wounds. The Acting is GREAT!. Nick Nolte is awesome here, he has awesome chemistry with Eddie Murphy,and even though his character, was rough , gruff and grumpy, i still found him very likable!, awesome job. Eddie Murphy is GREAT here, he is as likable, and hilarious as ever, he also had great chemistry with Nolte, and does what he does best!, great screen debut!. Annette O'Toole, does okay here, and is beautiful, but doesn't have much to do at all. James Remar is great as the main villain, and was pretty menacing. Sonny Landham, is very good here,he was menacing and did well.Brion James does what he has to do. Overall a Must see! for fans of "Buddy "Buddy flicks like me **** out of 5
A seriously edgy and explosive thriller. (by mhasheider)
A seriously edgy and explosive thriller about an untidy yet tenacious San Francisco cop, Jack Cates Nick Nolte , who must take Reggie Hammond Eddie Murphy , an ultra-cocky convict with him and search around the city for a brutish cop-killer, Ganz James Remar and his nearly out-spoken Indian accomplice, Billy Bear Sonny Landham and take them down in less than forty-eight hours. What made me enjoy the movie is the trust and respect that the Murphy and Nolte characters begin to show, even there are moments where they want to pound each other's head in. In addition to Nolte and Murphy <more>
who's in his film debut , Remar is pretty good here despite having a limited amount of screen time. The photography of the city by Ric Waite is well, excellent and the skillful direction by Walter Hill can't go unnoticed. "48 Hrs." may not look as well-crafted as "The French Connection", but Hill sure knows how to make something memorable out of nothing.
I regard 48 Hrs as an action adventure with a comedic debut performance by the then 21 years old, Eddie Murphy.Hard nosed, hard drinking cop Jack Cates Nick Nolte pulls a convicted bank robber Reggie Hammond Eddie Murphy from prison on a forged 48 hours pass to help him capture Hammond's old partner, Albert Ganz James Remar who killed Cates fellow cop.Ganz himself escaped from prison with the help of native, Billy Bear and both go on a killing rampage as they look for the half a million dollars that went missing after one of their robberies.Reggie knows where the money is but wants <more>
to stay one step ahead of Cates. Both distrust each other but need to work together to catch Ganz.Walter Hill made a tough thriller with plenty of violence and cursing but imbued it with the humour of Murphy fresh from Saturday Night Live. Without his presence this would just be a forgotten police action film from the 1980s. He owns that scene when he pretends to be a cop at a country & western dive bar as he shakes down the patron.Murphy elevates the film with the help of some off beat support by Remar and David Patrick Kelly. Nolte plays off well with the street smart, lean and hungry Murphy as the gruff cop who drinks too much and is too flabby.In the sequel, Another 48 Hours, eight years later it was Murphy who would be flabby and out of shape going against a leaner, meaner Nolte.
48 Hrs 97 entertaining minutes of excitement (by videorama-759-859391)
Watching it just recently again, 48 HRS, is a well formulated movie, and first rate film making done solid, with a great script and two great bolstered performances to boot, especially Murphy, in still what I believe is one of his best performances. The movie is well plotted, even though we know we are walking that predictable path, to where the next scene will take us, like a lot of eighties movies did. On a quest for revenge, for two cops dying, in front of his eyes, is hot dog cop, Jack Cates Nolte giving us another great character performance . They were killed by escaped and very <more>
dangerous prisoner, Ganz, a splendid James Remar and buddy, Billy Bear Sonny Landham who sprung his mate out. Cates enlists help from prisoner/expert thief, Reggie Hammond Murphy who he takes into his custody for 48 hours. He has ties with our dangerously violent cop killers, who are after this money, Reggie has stashed away somewhere. Reggie wants to protect his money, Nolte just wants to blow our murderous duo away. Featuring quite a bit of Commando music, a lot of hostility and hate, not just from Nolte, that doesn't take s..t, a bit of violence, a little t and a from some hot broads, this is a hard edged cop film, featuring other good performances too, like David E Kelly, as the luckless loser, Luther, who in one scene, Murphy, causes a considerable amount of pain too. Overall what I love is, that 48 HRS is a cop film with a great recipe of comedy and drama, entwined, Murphy, who we have to thank a lot of this. Murphy is given a lot of great lines to work with: a lot of snappy cutting remarks. Both two leads are at the top of their game in one of the best partnerships in film I've seen. The bare knuckle fight between the two is hilarious. I really loved the character Nolte created, though, his attitudes towards some women here, was kind of off putting. A tight shot I loved was a CU of Nolte's car approaching a steep San Francisco street decline, among some other captured ones in the film. Nolte's moment of vengeance was fantastic few words, while also I liked him, defending Murphy, in front of his colleagues. This was one of the strongest moments in the film, while also being another great acting moment of Nolte's. This is a well shaped, compacted actioner, and another reminder of those unforgotten and well made '83 flicks. I mean films.