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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004UEXF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,056 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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.

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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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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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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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A great action movie . If you have not seen this I truly recommend it. Perfect picture and sound quality. I must first give my salute to Walter Hill Who co-vrote the script (with Roger Spottiswoode) and directed the Movie. The dialogue is outstanding, rough, tuff, yet funny and smart with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy who delivers something extra to their roles. A must see movie. To bad that the only extras is the trailer for the movie.
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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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Eddie Murphy is undoubtedly really had mastered his craft in comdedic acting in the hay day of the 80's. This is a film we can all relate to. I"ll Probaby going to watch it later.

A normal tail of crime and crooked law enforcement, its not far off the reality that really is going on today.
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I hadn't seen this in years and only really got it because I'm a fan of Murphy's, but I was glad I did because I'd forgotten just how good it is. Murphy is great in his breakout performance as a convict released for 48 Hours to help Nolte's cop track down one of his old partners who's escaped from prison and is after Murphy's long waited for stash of stolen money. I don't usually like Nolte's work, with the exception of Cape Fear, but he gives a surprisingly good performance as the violent, bad tempered maverick cop who's forced to work with a smooth talking convict. James Remar is at his best as the vicious escaped convict who seems to enjoy killing cops more than having sex, oh well whatever gets you off, and watch out for Star Trek the Next Generation's Denise Crosby in one of her earlier roles.
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One of the great buddy films of the 80's which has a lot of wit, humour and action. Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte do a great job portraying crook and cop who are forced into working together as they both have information to help each other out. This film is an entertaining watch, well worth the time. The Blu ray transfer is ok, but the quality of the storytelling makes up for the shortfall.
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