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Another 48 Hrs.

Published October 4, 2020

Another 48 Hrs.

Film info

  • Title Another 48 Hrs.
  • Director Walter Hill
  • Year 1990
  • Run time 1hr 35m
  • Genres Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
  • Tagline The boys are back in town

Here they go again. Only faster. And tougher. Reggie Hammond and Jack Cates return in the smash sequel. The mob puts a price on Reggie's head. The bus transporting him from the pen flips over about 17 times. His prized Porsche is blown into scrap metal. Creeps in a bar still haven't learned it's dumb to get Reggie mad. And the night is still young. Before these 48 hours are up, Reggie and Jack will turn San Francisco inside out to nail an elusive druglord.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:19Why do people set up things that make noise in the wind? SO annoying.
7:37How powerful is a gun that can propel someone through a window?
12:34Nobody likes internal affairs the same way nobody like auditors.
15:20Basketball to the face has got to hurt.
17:25“You want to be an outlaw but you want to play by rules?”
24:41How has he managed to keep that crappy car going for five years?
31:07That’s a great shot of the two bikes riding off into the smoky distance.
36:16He bought the same car! Love it.
39:00What is that little parking enforcement buggy? Adorable!
42:53“I ain’t working for you, I don’t like you and I don’t trust you.”
50:17“People are always getting in bar fights, it’s a damn cliche.”
53:12Okay, he punched him, I hope that’s it and there’s no ten minute fight this time.
55:33He is legit the worst driver in the history of drivers.
58:04The teardrop tattoo is a pretty distinguishing mark, doesn’t seem smart for a criminal.
1:03:37Oof, they’ve got some rage issues they need to sort out.
1:11:33Isn’t that prison glass like hugely strong and bulletproof? Blimey.
1:23:08It’s really not a good idea to punch the man from internal affairs. Cates really doesn’t help himself, ever.
1;27:57This is not a great time to be stuck in a cage.
1:30:56Shoot the hostage.

Thoughts

All the reviews seem to dislike this one and much prefer the first, but I feel the exact opposite. It was so much better when the pair got on right from the start. Well, perhaps got on isn’t the right saying, but they at least had a grudging respect for each other.

It got off to a slow start though, and there did seem to be a lot of shooting of innocent bystanders, which was a little bit unnecessary. But it was an interesting story, and the pair of them bounced off each other well (only the occasional punch this time, rather than a five minute fight).

Rating: 3 / 5

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