Another 48 HRS

  • 18
  • Walter Hill (1990)
  • US
  • 91 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

... and another largely pointless reprise from the Hollywood mill. Although original stars Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte are reunited with director Walter Hill, all three seem to be going through the motions here. Nolte is the same rough and ready cop who is forced to team up again with con Murphy, this time in a bid to salvage his own career. Ironically, that seems to be the reason for this sequel in real life for Murphy; whereas in the original he was electrifying, here he verges on self-parody. The action is spectacular enough, though, and Hill makes sure he uses up his much bigger budget with increasingly ludicrous set pieces.

Plot Summary

Comedy thriller starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. After seven long years, Reggie Hammond is still behind bars and Jack Cates remains a rogue cop. Each has bad debts and old scores to settle. Hammond's release and Cates's suspension coincide, but the two can't catch up on old times, even if they wanted to, with a murderous biker gang gunning for them and someone wanting them dead within 48 hours.

Cast and crew


Reggie Hammond
Eddie Murphy
Jack Cates
Nick Nolte
Ben Kehoe
Brion James
Blake Wilson
Kevin Tighe
Frank Cruise
Ed O'Ross
Willy Hickok
David Anthony Marshall
Cherry Ganz
Andrew Divoff
Kirkland Smith
Bernie Casey
Tyrone Burroughs
Brent Jennings
Malcolm Price
Ted Markland
Tisha Campbell


Walter Hill

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18