is a briskly paced action comedy that succeeds largely due to the outstanding chemistry between its two leads".

There was once talk of there being a third film, yet another 48 Hours film, but this never eventuated. Included among the American Film Institute's 2001 list of 400 movies nominated for the top 100 Most Heart-Pounding American Movies. Company Credits Deans, Laurie. "But even though I enjoy working in genres, the point is always to explode them or give them a transfusion. How to Make a Movie in 48 Hours. | The "The Boys Are Back In Town" wording was used as the main movie tagline for the film's sequel. "[7], Sragow says, "Hill has been known throughout his career for defining character through action rather than psychological badinage, but he knew that this movie would be more of a character piece than a plot picture, and he wanted a writer who'd challenge his own habits and assumptions. Olivia M. Brown is often mistaken for Ola Ray and vice versa in the Vroman dance scenes and the final hotel scene with Eddie Murphy. "[4] Eastwood ended up playing a criminal in Escape from Alcatraz instead. Connections [15][16][17][18] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 93% approval rating, based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. Hill didn't find de Souza fast enough or his style of comic writing appropriate to the movie; he thought the writer contributed gags instead of personality touches (very few of which were used), and he just didn't develop the rapport with de Souza that he'd later have with Gross. Torchy's Bar - 218 1/2 West Fifth Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA 4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? Warnerville, California, USA (railroad tracks crossing Warnerville) The hotel-lobby shoot-out was the execs' major grave concern. Debut theatrical feature film of actor-comedian, Because of the violent shoot-out in the hotel lobby sequence, according to the book "Walter Hill: Last Man Standing" (2004) by, Reggie's line to Jack, "Forget this man, we ain't brothers, we ain't partners, and we aint' friends" is repeated by Zeus to McClane in. Both films were written and directed by Walter Hill. | Gross thought Hill has received "a bum rap on the woman question." Alternate Versions

The track was never released when the movie came out and was never available on CD until the year 2000.
After Luther is killed by Ganz on the bus she is still alive but when Ganz and Billy Bear are next seen at the apartment in China Town she is not with them.

A road sign on a street lamp-post in this. The word "fuck" is used 48 times in its various forms during the course of the film. The film stars Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy (in his film debut and Golden Globe Award-nominated role) as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch two cop-killers, Albert Ganz and Billy Bear, played respectively by James Remar and Sonny Landham. The seventh highest-grossing film at the American box-office for the year of 1982. |