48 Hrs. (I Love the 80's Edition, Includes Bonus CD)

Starring: Eddie Murphy & Nick Nolte Director: Walter Hill  Rated: R: Restricted
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Item:  PRT 137784D
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection
  • Additional Products:
    • Bonus CD

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by , , &
Composition by

Entertainment Reviews:

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..."

Product Description:

Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is a tough, super-jaded cop who springs a hard luck robber, Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy), from jail for two days to help nab his former partners. The two men form a kind of friendship (based on mutual hatred) as they chase a trio of remorseless villains through the streets of San Francisco and Cates finds that Hammond's streetwise method of finding the criminals is possibly even more effective than his own by-the-book police procedures. Rounded characters and crackling comedy balance out this this box-office hit. A sequel, ANOTHER 48 HOURS, was produced in 1990.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Blockbuster | Buddies | Classic | Cops | Essential Cinema | Prison / Prisoners | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thieves

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • UPC: 097361377841
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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