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.

48 Hrs. US One Sheet

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

About The Film

48 Hrs
Year of Film
Walter Hill
Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly
Origin of Film
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)

About The Poster

Type of Poster
US One Sheet
Style of Poster

Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Brian Bysouth
Size (Inches)
27″ x 41″
Single Sided or Double Sided
Single Sided
NSS # / Printer Markings
The boys are back in town.


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1 Response

  1. Simon says:

    Like the poster

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