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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

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Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.

Director:

Walter Hill

Writers:

Roger Spottiswoode (characters), Walter Hill (characters) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Reggie Hammond
Nick Nolte ... Jack Cates
Brion James ... Ben Kehoe
Kevin Tighe ... Blake Wilson
Ed O'Ross ... Frank Cruise
David Anthony Marshall ... Willie Hickok
Andrew Divoff ... Richard 'Cherry' Ganz
Bernie Casey ... Kirkland Smith
Brent Jennings ... Tyrone Burroughs
Ted Markland ... Malcolm Price
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Amy Smith (as Tisha Campbell)
Felice Orlandi ... Warden
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Detective Joe Stevens
Page Leong ... Angel Lee
Cathy Haase ... Girl Bartender
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Storyline

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". At the Hunter's Point Raceway, Jack confronts Tyrone Burroughs and Arthur Brock. Jack kills Brock in self defense, but Burroughs escapes, and Jack is in danger of going to prison because Brock's gun can't be found. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day. Jack tries to convince Reggie to help him clear his name and find the Ice Man, but Reggie says he won't help unless Jack gives Reggie the $500,000 that Jack has been holding on to for Reggie. Jack refuses to give Reggie the money unless Reggie helps him. After the bus that is transporting Reggie away from the prison is forced to crash by two bikers and Jack gets shot by the same two bikers, Jack forces Reggie to help him by having the hospital release Reggie into his custody. Reggie ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Taglines:

The Boys Are Back In Town See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Und wieder 48 Stunden See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,475,559, 10 June 1990

Gross USA:

$80,818,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,518,974
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was filmed during January, February, March and April 1990. See more »

Goofs

When Cherry Ganz blows the female police officer through the bar window at the beginning of the film, two bullet hits are visible on her body, despite the fact he only shoots once. See more »

Quotes

Reggie Hammond: Look, Jack, I gave you the money in good faith, you told me I could fucking trust you and now after all this shit I can't get my money?
Jack: Well, you finally got the picture, convict.
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Alternate Versions

Original workprint of Another 48 Hrs. was 145 minutes long. Movie was cut down to 120 minutes by director Walter Hill or Paramount studio for original planned theatrical summer release, but week before it was to be released Paramount cut additional 25 minutes out of the movie making the final theatrical version only about 93 minutes long. In total, about 50 minutes were deleted from original cut of the movie causing many plot holes and continuity mistakes. See more »

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Features Bodacious Ta' Ta's (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I'M ALL RIGHT (GET HIM A DOCTOR)
Written and Produced by Michael Doman
Performed by The Broken Homes
The Broken Homes perform courtesy of MCA Records
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A Faceless Clock of Old and Dry Ideas.
10 September 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Really more of a remake than a sequel as the similarities between this installment and the original eight years earlier are mind-blowing. Once again Nick Nolte is a San Francisco cop who gets convict Eddie Murphy out of prison a little early so they can stop a deviant group of criminals. This time they are after a mysterious mastermind drug kingpin who has a staggering network of thugs (mainly motorcycle) who do his bidding. And of course none of the bad guys even know who their boss is. No creativity turns this into a sequel that was just made for monetary purposes. The idea was only somewhat successful as the box office business paled in comparison with its predecessor. Critically the picture is almost a total waste. 2 stars out of 5.


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