A variation on the "buddy-cop" hybridized genre, 48 HRS. greatly bolstered the career of Nick Nolte and made comedian Eddie Murphy a bonafide box-office sensation. When a pair of reckless cop-killers break out of prison, grizzled detective Jack Cates (Nolte) is left no alternative but to spring fast-talking hustler Reggie Hammond (Murphy) from the penitentiary in order to find the criminals. The catch: the pair only have 48 hours to complete their assignment before Hammond must return to prison. Naturally, the two despise each other and even engage in fisticuffs, but eventually the danger facing them proves a strong enough common bond for them to play on the same team, and even achieve a little mutual admiration.~Jeremy Beday
Christopher de Vore
Steven E. de Souza
Nick NolteJack Cates
Eddie MurphyReggie Hammond
David Patrick KellyLuther
Sonny LandhamBilly Bear
Todd AllenYoung Cop
R.D. CallDuty Sergeant
Reid CruickshanksPrison Guard
Ned DowdBig Cop
Jim HaynieOld Cop
Peter JasonCowboy Bartender
John Dennis Johnston
Begonia PlazaIndian Hooker
Angela Louise Robinson
W.T. ZachaRoad Gang Guard
Jon St. ElwoodPlainclothesman
Bill DearthThin Cop
James HornerComposer (Music Score)
Gene LevyProduction Designer
John ValloneProduction Designer
D. Constantine ConteExecutive Producer
Marilyn VanceCostume Designer
Richard L. AndersonSupervising Sound Editor
Action and Adventure
Action Comedy,Odd Couple Film,Police Detective Film
Year of Release
stereo, Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, monaural
Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in a high def classic!
This review is from 48 Hrs. [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great blu ray for a terrific 80s action film.
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
This is really the movie that set the standard for buddy cop films. Nolte is terrific as a grizzled, no-nonsense cop and Murphy lights up the screen in the movie that made him a star. Great adult action with lots of good humor interlaced in a standout 80s action film many other have tried, and in a lot of cases failed, to live up to. This blu ray looked great and the documentary interview with the director gave a lot of insight into the movie. Well worth your time and a big improvement from the no frills first blu ray.
Eddie murphy burst on to the scene in this classic film that created an entire genre. Directed by Walter Hill, it's gritty by today's standards. This presentation exceeds the original Blu-ray by miles.