48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring 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 a cop-killer. The title refers to the amount of time they have to solve the crime. It is Joel Silver’s first film as a film producer. The screenplay was written by Hill, Roger Spottiswoode, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza, and Jeb Stuart.
It is often credited as being the first film in the “buddy cop” genre, which included the subsequent films Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon, and Rush Hour.
A sequel, Another 48 Hrs., was released on June 8, 1990.
Title 48 Hrs Year of Film 1982 Director Walter Hill Starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly Origin of Film USA Genre(s) of Film Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller Box Office Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated) Opening Weekend: $4,369,868 (USA) (12 December 1982) Gross: $78,868,508 (USA)
Type of Poster US One Sheet Style of Poster — Origin of Poster USA Year of Poster 1982 Designer Unknown Artist Brian Bysouth Size (Inches) 27″ x 41″ Single Sided or Double Sided Single Sided NSS # / Printer Markings 820193 Tagline The boys are back in town.
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