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48 Hrs.

96 min
Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller
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Walter Hill
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 1982-12-08
Filming Locations: California, USA
Opening Weekend: $4,369,868 (USA) (12 December 1982)
Gross: $75,936,265 (USA) ( 1983)
Nick Nolte
Jack Cates
Eddie Murphy
Reggie Hammond
Annette O'Toole
Frank McRae
James Remar
Albert Ganz
David Patrick Kelly
Sonny Landham
Billy Bear
Brion James
Ben Kehoe
Kerry Sherman
Rosalie, Hostage Girl
Jonathan Banks
James Keane
Tara King
Frizzy, Hotel Desk Clerk
Greta Blackburn
Lisa, Blonde Hooker
Margot Rose
Olivia Brown
Candy (as Olivia M. Brown)
Todd Allen
Young Cop
Bill Dearth
Thin Cop
Ned Dowd
Big Cop
Jim Haynie
Old Cop
Jack Thibeau
Jon St. Elwood
Clare Nono
Sandy Martin
Matt Landers
Peter Jason
Cowboy Bartender
Bill Cross
Patrol Officer #1
Chris Mulkey
Patrol Officer #2
Marcelino Sánchez
Parking Lot Attendant (as James Marcelino)
Bennie E. Dobbins
Road Gang Guard (as Bennie Dobbins)
Walter Scott
Road Gang Guard
W.T. Zacha
Road Gang Guard
Loyd Catlett
Prison Guard
B.G. Fisher
Prison Guard
Reid Cruickshanks
Prison Guard
R.D. Call
Duty Sergeant
Brenda Venus
Gloria Gifford
Hooker (as Gloria E. Gifford)
Nick Dimitri
Torchy's Patron
John Dennis Johnston
Torchy's Patron
Rock A. Walker
Torchy's Patron
Dave Moordigian
Gas Station Attendant
J. Wesley Huston
Security Guard
Gary Pettinger
Cop with Gun
Marquerita Wallace
Bar Girl
Angela Robinson-Witherspoon
Bar Girl (as Angela Robinson)
Jack Lightsy
John Hauk
Henry Wong
Bob Yanez
Clint Smith
Luis Contreras
Gang Member
Suzanne M. Regard
Cowgirl Dancer
Ola Ray
Vroman's Dancer
Bjaye Turner
Vroman's Dancer
Brian O'Neal
Band at Vroman's (as The Busboys)
Kevin O'Neal
Band at Vroman's (as The Busboys)
Gus Loundermon
Band at Vroman's (as The Busboys)
Did you know?
The word "fuck" is used 48 times in its various forms during the course of the film. This appears to be only coincidental to the title however.
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During the filming of a scene where Denise Crosby hits Eddie Murphy in the stomach with a rubber baseball bat prop, Murphy was afraid Crosby would actually hit him instead of stopping about a foot away like all staged movie blows. She demonstrated her control on both Walter Hill and Nick Nolte to assure Murphy, but ended up hitting him anyway during a take.
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The Jack Cates character played by Nick Nolte apparently became the inspiration for the Sonny Crockett character on the later hit television series Miami Vice (1984). 48 Hrs. (1982) actress Olivia Brown went on to be a regular on the same show.
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While looking for Luther, Jack and Reggie visit an apartment in The Mission and learn they should look for their quarry "just around the corner in Chinatown." In reality the Mission is 3 miles from Chinatown.
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Throughout the whole movie, Ganz is holding Luther's girlfriend Rosie hostage. She is even with Ganz on the bus when Luther comes on board to give Ganz the money. However, after Ganz shoots Luther and the bus chase begins, she is no longer seen. Not even in the interior shots of the bus as Ganz is shooting at Jack and Reggie. Later on Keyhoe tells Jack that the bus was abandoned in Chinatown but does not mention Rosie. From the point that Luther is shot until the end, there is no indication of whether or not Ganz killed Rosie or let her go.
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When Reggie takes the knife from the redneck, he closes it and places it on the bar with his right hand before breaking the glasses and being told where Billy Bear's girlfriend lives. When he turns around and talks to the people in the club, the knife is clearly still on the bar. He then walks out to the street where he takes it from his back left pocket and gives it to Cates.
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Luther: [at the garage where Reggie's car has been stored] I'm here to pick up my car.
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Reggie: You know speaking of moaning, my stomach is starting to growl. We better go get something to eat.
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Elaine: You know, if you let me come over to your place once in a while you could put on a clean shirt in the morning.
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Is the Luther character the same character from "The Warriors"?
No he is not. The character from this movie has the same name, and both characters are played by David Patrick Kelly, but he is not the character from "The Warriors".
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Photos from cast
Denise Crosby Begonya Plaza
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