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48 Hrs.
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Nick Nolte Nick Nolte
Jack Cates
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
Reggie Hammond
Frank McRae Frank McRae
Sonny Landham Sonny Landham
Billy Bear
Brion James Brion James

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An enjoyable classic action comedy!

8 years, 1 month ago at Sep 18 9:45
1 vote
"This sucks! A maniac gets ahold of my gun and runs all over the streets killin' people with it. So, instead of bein' where I oughta be, home in bed with my gal givin' her the high hard one, I'm out here doin' THIS shit: roamin' around the streets with an overdressed, charcoal-colored loser like you."

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A good movie

3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 20 8:02
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By now, I have seen almost all the movies starring Eddie Murphy (I think I miss only 4 movies). The weird thing is that I'm not even a huge fan of this guy but his movies very often come up on the various Dutch channels so I always end up checking them, out of sheer curiosity of boredom. Nowadays, he shows up in the most inane features and his career doesn't have much credibility. Still, the guy ... read more
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A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Release date: 8 December 1982
UPC: 097360113976
Tags: Action (18), Comedy (14), Crime (11), Drama (8), 1982 (7), Thriller (6), Murder (5), Buddy Cop (4), Prison (4), Kidnapping (4), 1980s (4), Friendship (3), Prostitution (3), Alcoholism (3), Racism (3), Car Chase (2), (2), 04 (2), Revenge (2), Singing (2)
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"I bought a Eddie Murphy movie collection (which has Norbit in it ) just to finally see this. Nolte and Murphy have pretty good buddy cop-chemistry between them. James Remar is always a great addition to any film. But overall I felt a bit let down (probably because I had pretty big expectations for this),still the movie is a solid 80's action though."

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Katsotut 2016 (222 movies items)

"Katsottu: 20.4.2016, rewatch, DVD Hyvä toimintakomedia. Nick Nolte ja Eddie Murphy ovat yllättävän hyvä parivaljakko. Huomasin myös että tässä ja Commandossa on lähes sama tunnusmusiikki. "

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