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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)


Nick Nolte
Eddie Murphy

Directed by Walter Hill

Everything is wrong with this movie, and thank the stars that the profits were bad, or else there would have been a third part. The problem with this new sequel was it is the same thing but stretched too thin. The high body count, the senseless violence and a quieter Murphy were just some of the things that made this movie crap.
There is hardly anything to say about this film that is good, except the actors got paid more and the movie cost more than four times the first 48 Hrs. (1982).
If you recall 48 Hrs. (1982) it displayed the amazing pairing of cinematic masterpiece, we had Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy play a cop and a cool dressed robber respectively. The movie will always be seen as the first film in the "buddy cop" genre (or the first to perfect it). Other movies that followed in cementing the genre include Beverly Hills Cop (also stars Murphy), Lethal Weapon and Rush Hour.

Well the two are back together again and the tale that led to them getting back together is as below.
Jack (Nick Nolte) has gotten himself into some trouble after killing someone dude in self-defence. All this begun while Jack was chasing a drug dealer called Iceman, which led him to confront some men he suspects, and one got killed.
Time is running out fast for Jack as he has 48 hours to clear his name as he is being investigated for manslaughter. To do so, he again needs the help of Reggie (Murphy), who has been released from jail. Reggie has to help Jack, while his life is also in danger, as he is being hunted to be killed by the Iceman.

In the end the movie lacked too much to make it worth saying, go watch it. The movie reminded me much of Murphy’s sequels in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, noticeable Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). The first movie in the franchise was worth seeing and the later two were just headaches.
So, I guess when it comes to buddy cop movies, Murphy is only good at making one and should never follow up with a sequel.

The movie’s reception was poor, as it has bad reviews from both reviewers and audience alike on the rating site Rotten Tomatoes and only crappy movie can get such dislike.
This 48 Hrs. (1982) sequel was considered a box office bomb because paramount spent $50 million (excluding marketing) on this movie’s production and it brought in just over $150 million. Which can be seen as a loss because the studio only get a little over half the 150 mill it made.


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