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  • Actors: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar
  • Directors: Walter Hill
  • Writers: Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Roger Spottiswoode, Steven E. de Souza
  • Producers: D. Constantine Conte, Joel Silver, Lawrence Gordon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, German
  • Subtitles: English, German, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Bulgarian
  • Dubbed: Hungarian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Sept. 2000
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004UEXF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,404 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Blockbuster action-packed comedy about a streetwise convict who teams up with a cantankerous cop to track down two cold-blooded kill ers.

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Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy make on of the most unusual an entertaining teams ever in Walter Hill's roller-coaster thriller, 48 Hours. Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious cop-killers. He can't do it without the help of smooth and dapper Murphy, who is serving time for a half-million dollar robbery. This unlikely partnership trades laughs as often as punches as both pursue their separate goals: Nolte wants the villains; Murphy wants his money and some much-needed female companionship. Watch for Murphy's hilarious scene in a redneck country-western bar - you'll want to see it again and again.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 23 April 2007
Format: DVD
t's the chemistry between Nolte and Murphy that makes this work, plus the fact that both men really attempt to 'get into the skin' of their character, something mostly ignored in other examples of this genre. Director Hill knows he's got a great team in front of the camera, and all that remains is for him to incorporate some spectacular action sequences around them. This he does competently. That one-two punch is what gives the movie its fireworks.

The banter and situations concerning the characters are also gleefully un-PC. It'd be interesting to see what a studio and director would make of the same premise in these 'enlightened' times. Murphy's comic stage persona is less restrained here than it would be in later films, and the results are often shamefully funny.

Don't expect Shakespeare, there's far too much cursing and other unsavoury shenanigans going on for that; do expect a pacy and entertaining early example of the 'buddy thriller'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Decker on 16 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
48 Hrs is a stunning movie, no question. James Remar is the ultimate bad guy and gives a great performance. Nick Nolte is in his gritty mumbling cigarette smoking prime. Seriously you will lose count how many times he lights up and thats just in the first twenty minutes.

It's a serious movie and my one fear was that Eddie Murphy was going to screw it up. He doesn't appear until the half hour mark. To my delight Murphy only adds to the movie. Sure there is a comedy element in here, but even Murphy knows when to stop the jokes.

I cannot speak highly enough of this movie. Walter Hill the director does a fine job and this is easily his best work. There is one scene near the beginning where Nolte is in the police dept figuring out who shot his cop friend, just watch the direction in this scene, so many things going on all at once, genius.

A rare movie that can easily be rewatched when you hit the end credits.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chris C on 12 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD
Before I purchased this film, I had seen a few of Eddie Murphy's more recent films like Dr Doolittle 2 and The Nutty Professor. Of course, when he voiced the character of Donkey in Shrek 2, he was still amusing as he has always been, but now he's performing as a family man.
48 Hrs is a far cry from anything that Murphy has done recently. This is his debut on the big screen after doing stand-up, and it's actually possibly one of his best performances. Alongside Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs simply tells the tale of an unlikely partnership between cop and crook as they try to capture two vicious cop killers.
The characteristics of Nick and Eddie are completely seperate here as Murphy provides a brash, smooth talking dapper attitude towards Nolte's more rough-edged personality. But amazingly they work perfectly together, and although they don't get along at first in the film, you notice the chemistry between them getting stronger as the movie progresses.
Featuring such classic scenes as the redneck western bar, 48 Hrs is a highly entertaining thriller. Worth purchasing indeed.
"Y'all Be Cool!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
Murphy's first movie was a solid hit and paved the way for his wisecracking alter ego as the Beverly Hills Cop. From his first moments on screen where Murphy belts out the Police hit "Roxanne" from the discomfort of a jail cell we know were in for something brash, new and uncompromising. Nolte plays the jaded, tough as nails cop who gets Murphy released for two days in order to track down some former associates who've become cop killers. Solid direction from Walter Hill along with a quick witted script and exciting action scenes makes this one of the best (if not the best) buddy movies of the 80's.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By chrisg_007@hotmail.com on 23 Jan. 2002
Format: DVD
Nick Nolte is fantastic as rough street cop Jack Cates. Eddie Murphy is fantastic as wise-cracking covict Reggie Hammond. The whole concept of 48 HRS is a masterpiece of cinema.This non-stop action and comedy film sees a vengeful Cates on the trail of two cop killers, and as the heat is rising, he must call in the help from the one man who knows the killers the best. Hammond. Jack wants the bad guys and Reggie wants his dirty money! It is the chemistry from Nolte & Murphy that mkes 48 HRS great fun to watch with plenty of action, humour and thrilling twists and settings! This set the trend for movies such as LETHAL WEAPON, RUSH HOUR and BEVERLY HILLS COP. If you like buddy-cop films, see the most original one ever! 48 HRS is a true classic and must be bought!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Magic Lemur VINE VOICE on 25 July 2010
Format: DVD
I've always been a fan of Eddie Murphy & especially Beverly Hills Cop. When I heard there was a movie done beforehand in a similar style I just had to watch it.

Although it is gritty & raw & has some amazing dialogue, I wouldn't say it was up there with BHC. It has some savage villains & a genuine on-screen chemistry between Nolte & Murphy.

It also seems to be one of those classic 'bad cop' films where the police are sharp-witted, swearing New Yorkers, but this film seems to have gotten in there before such things became cliche.

Overall, definitely worth a watch, although I happened to catch Die Hard [1989] after watching it & noticed that the 80's definitely provided many better cop movies. Can't be too bad if they made a sequel though...
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