Another 48 Hrs.

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Paramount Pictures Released 1990

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Director:
Walter Hill
Released:
1990
Rating:
R

This film reunites the most unlikely action duo of convict Reggie Hammond and police officer Jack Cates who once again have only 48 hours to catch a dangerous killer. This time around, instead of going after a cop killer, Jack and Reggie are set to take down the man responsible for framing Jack for a manslaughter charge. The Iceman is a ruthless career criminal whose identity is unknown. The Iceman has a reputation for violence, and since he's sent out gangs of hitmen to take out Jack and Reggie, the two freedom fighters can't trust anyone.

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  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    If it does nothing else, Another 48 HRS reminds us that Murphy is a big, genuine talent. Now it's time for him to make a good movie.

  • 30

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Though the body count is high, all of the people killed are faceless or only minor characters, until the end. It's as if the movie were saying that lethal violence is acceptable (a...

  • 20

    Los Angeles Times Peter Rainer

    Walter Hill, who also directed the first film, surely recognizes the hollowness of what he's doing here. He tries to ram through the muddled exposition as quickly as possible; esse...

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    • Production Budget - $38,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $80,818,974 (14th)
      Worldwide Gross - $153,518,974 (14th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $155,906,106
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $296,150,078

    • Other production companies:
      Lawrence Gordon Productions
      Eddie Murphy Productions

    • Filming locations:
      City Hall, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Folsom, California
      Las Vegas, Nevada
      San Francisco, California

    • Taglines:
      1. The Boys Are Back In Town.
      2. Here they go again. Only faster. And tougher.

    • Music:
      (The Boys Are) Back in Town
      Written and Produced by Brian O'Neal
      Performed by The Bus Boys
      (The Boys Are) Back in Town
      By Brian O'Neal
      Performed by Jesse Johnson
      Cajun Panther
      By Ron Young, Tom Morris, Lauren Molinare, Jimmy Hayne and Fidel Paniagua
      Performed by Little Caesar
      Drinking Them Beers
      By Bill Chappell
      Performed by Tompall Glaser
      Give it All You Got
      By Michael Williams
      Performed by Curio
      I Got the Feelin'
      Written by James Brown
      I Just Can't Let it End
      By Lamont Dozier
      Performed by Curio
      I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
      By Hank Williams and Fred Rose
      Performed by Michael Stanton
      I'm All Right (Get Him A Doctor)
      Written and Produced by Michael Doman
      Performed by The Broken Homes
      I've Got My Eye On You
      By Lamont Dozier
      Performed by Curio
      Paper Rosie
      By Dallas Harms
      Performed by Gene Watson
      Roxanne
      Written by Sting

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Crime