When a tough cop has a cool convict as a partner and 48 hrs to catch a killer, a lot of funny things can happen in . . . 48 HRS. [Australia Theatrical]
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
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Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tough Guy, Alcoholic, Nightclub, Bar, Racial Slur
Action Comedy, Odd Couple Film, Police Detective Film
Rogue Cops, Race Against Time, Criminal's Revenge
Humorous, Tense, Visceral, Quirky, Raunchy
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48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title refers to the amount of time they have to solve the crime. This was Murphy's film debut (in a Golden Globe Award-nominated role), and Joel Silver's first film as a film producer. The screenplay was written by Hill, Roger Spottiswoode, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza, and Jeb Stuart. The film spawned a 1990 sequel, Another 48 Hrs.