Another 48 Hrs. (1990)



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At times, Another 48 Hrs. seems less like a sequel to than a parody of the first 48 Hrs., especially when Nick Nolte, repeating his role from the earlier film, begins commenting on the cliched absurdity of the goings on. This time, Nolte risks life, limb and career as he obsessively tries to bring an elusive master criminal known as "The Iceman" to justice. Eddie Murphy, who stole the show in the first 48 Hrs. as the wheeler-dealer convict who becomes Nolte's reluctant partner, is brought into … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
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Written By: John Fasano, Larry Gross, Jeb Stuart
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 16, 1999
Paramount Home Video


as Reggie Hammond

as Jack Cates

as Ben Kehoe

as Blake Wilson

as Frank Cruise

as Cherry Ganz

as Malcolm Price

as Kirkland Smith

as Tyrone Burroughs

as The Warden

as Detective Joe Steven...

as Girl Bartender

as Barroom Tough

as Desert Bartender

as CHP Officer

as CHP Officer

as Mechanic

as Pit Man

as Lawyer

as Review Board Chairma...

as Prison Guard Ronard

as Prison Guard Morgan

as Prison Guard Dunnam

as Prison Clerk

as Female Doctor

as County Sheriff

as County Sheriff

as Traffic Cop

as Pickpocket

as Pickpocket Victim

as Barroom Fighter

as Barroom Fighter

as Bar Band

as King Mei Clerk

as King Mei Clerk

as Arguing Man

as Arguing Man

as Girl in Movie

as District Attorney

as Birdcage Showgirl

as Hotel Guest

as Bus Driver

as Amy Kirkland
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Critic Reviews for Another 48 Hrs.

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

It's a minor pleasure to see Murphy slightly subdued. What seems more problematic is the virtual exaltation of Dirty Harry vigilantism, the storm trooper mentality and behavior on Nolte's part that the film breezily takes for granted ...

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Walter Hill, who also directed the first film, surely recognizes the hollowness of what he's doing here. He also hasn't had a hit since "48 HRS.," which no doubt explains why he's once again tilling these charred fields.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The key words here are lazy and contrived.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Murphy has two comic moments, which aren't enough for a feature-length film. Among other things, he has developed some of the same maddening mannerisms that marked Frank Sinatra's performances in his Rat Pack movies.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Hill and his stars are merely going through the motions, but the motions are immensely familiar.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

You know how sometimes, in a dream, you'll see these familiar scenes and faces floating in and out of focus, but you're not sure how they connect? Another 48 HRS is a movie that feels the same way.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Another 48 Hrs.

Really, it's the same caliber as the first, I actually think this one flows better and has more interesting bad guys. Sure, it's basically a very standard sequel but it's just a lot of fun and has characters that are so interesting. It's a really solid buddy cop movie, anyone who loves the genre will definitely like this.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


It's faster, funnier and more action-packed than the first. An endlessly enjoyable sequel. Better than the first. Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy are still a great team. Hard-hitting, fast, furious and relentlessly funny. What a great and fun ride. An explosive and suspenseful action-packed comedy loaded with great stunts and body-slamming laughs. The boys are back in town and this time their packing more heat.

Al S

Super Reviewer


Not a good tag team.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

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