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Release year: 1982 Director: Walter Hill Screenwriter: Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole, James Remar, Frank McRae, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham Tough cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is forced to work together with convict Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) to track down a killer. ..

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48 Hours

48 hours official poster

Release year: 1982

Director: Walter Hill

Screenwriter: Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole, James Remar, Frank McRae, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham

Tough cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is forced to work together with convict Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) to track down a killer.

The mismatched team of Nolte (Warrior 2011) and Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop 1984) works surprisingly well, as the two first clash and then discover they work surprisingly well together. Both actors deliver strong performances, Nolte convincing as the rough and slightly odd cop that follows his own way and Murphy nails the charming wise crack, here in his feature film debut, as we have seen him do several times after. Without either one of them, this would at best have been mediocre, but as it is, it’s a movie that has almost become a classic in its genre. This buddy cop movie is from the time before that genre stopped treating violence as a serious subject, making it grittier amongst the humour. As the main focus is on the odd friendship developed between the two leads, it has an almost timeless quality, making it age well. Still as entertaining if all you’re looking for is a good action movie to fill your time.

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According to Nick Nolte, he and Eddie Murphy improvised most of the dialogue between them.

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