- Title 48 Hrs.
- Director Walter Hill
- Year 1982
- Run time 1hr 36m
- Genres Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Action, Crime
- Tagline One cop. One con. No mercy
Nick Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious cop-killers. He can't do it without the help of smooth and dapper Eddie 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.
|1:11||What is the tractor on train tracks about?|
|8:33||“The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”|
|19:03||The knitted vest is an interesting look for a bad guy.|
|24:43||Where is that long bridge and why does it look like a rollercoaster?|
|28:01||“You’ve got him for 48 hours.” Title!|
|30:21||San Francisco roads are just insane.|
|36:10||“I know a place.” The vending machine! Haha.|
|43:26||This is a situation and a half. But he’s owning it.|
|47:08||“You make more noise than a busted chainsaw.”|
|51:14||He loves that car door as a weapon.|
|53:45||What was the point of the extended fight sequence?|
|1:00:39||Would the car get that dirty from just sitting inside for three years?|
|1:11:16||I’m surprised she stayed on the line to be honest.|
|1:14:16||“I coulda did that.”|
|1:16:57||How do you steal a bus?|
|1:27:41||The dry ice situation is not helping.|
|1:29:48||I’m worried about the report he’s going to have to write after this night.|
I only really started to like this film once the mis-matched pair started to get along, so that was probably the last 15 minutes of the film. Up until then, Nick Nolte’s character was just plain awful - grumpy, racist, rude, aggressive - all for no apparent reason and despite the fact that it wasn’t really getting him anywhere.
Murphy’s character was a little better, I quite liked that he was clearly always out to get an advantage whilst also respecting the guy that busted him out of prison for a couple of days.
It really lost me with the five minute punching scene in the middle, which served no purpose and was really dull to watch. But it came to a good ending, and somehow sets up the sequel to hopefully be better. I’m willing to give it a go, anyway.
Rating: 2 / 5