- Rated: R
- Run Time: 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 10/22/1999
"...A crackling balance of star power....[Volatile chemistry] only adds to the comic tension..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 11/24/1982
"...A very efficient action entertainment..."
A tough detective teams up with a petty criminal who's been released from prison for two days to help catch his former cohorts. The jailbird dons an Armani suit and the unlikely duo dashes around San Francisco tracking the bad guys and trading insults. After surviving a few high-speed car chases and several shoot-outs, they overcome their mutual dislike for each other and begin to bond.
Essential Cinema |
Prison / Prisoners |
Theatrical Release |
- Color by Movielab.
- This film was Saturday Night Live comedian Eddie Murphy's first film. 48 HRS. was followed by the sequel ANOTHER 48 HRS.
- Giorgio Armani designed Eddie Murphy's suit.