History Film / FortyEightHours

9th Sep '17 3:50:39 AM CynicalBastardo
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* CrazyPrepared: Thanks to losing his sidearm in the first film, Jack now keeps a spare revolver in his car.
21st Aug '17 6:17:28 AM ClintEastwood
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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Jack throws racial slurs at Reggie (watermelon, spear-chucker, nigger and "charcoal coloured-loser"), though he does apologise later on. Reggie tosses around homophobic slurs (faggot and dykes).
17th Aug '17 8:20:02 AM ClintEastwood
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: When [[spoiler: Cherry Ganz]] falls to his death at the end, he lands in the back of delivery truck loaded with 10-gallon spring water bottles that shatter on impact. Comments lefts on Website/IMDb and other movie sites suggest modern viewers are often shocked to learn there was a time when spring water jugs were actually made out of glass.

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* AllThereInTheScript: The original script revealed some interesting details that didn't make it into the final film:
** Jack being in a new relationship with a female cop, who later says she was willing to plant a gun at the racetrack to clear his name. ** Reggie buying a gun on the street, which he would have carried throughout the film.
** Jack's new Cadillac would have suffered the same fate as Reggie's Porsche. This prompted Reggie to make a joke about where Jack got the car alarms installed.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: When [[spoiler: Cherry Ganz]] falls to his death at the end, he lands in the back of delivery truck loaded with 10-gallon spring water bottles that shatter on impact. Comments lefts on Website/IMDb Website/{{IMDb}} and other movie sites suggest modern viewers are often shocked to learn there was a time when spring water jugs were actually made out of glass.
17th Aug '17 8:05:24 AM ClintEastwood
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''48 Hrs.'' is a 1982 [[BuddyCops buddy cop]] film starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Nick Nolte. The film tells the story of gruff San Francisco cop Jack Cates (Nolte), who must track down a California murderer with the temporary help of a street smart criminal named Reggie Hammond (Murphy) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin within 48 hours]].

Directed by Creator/WalterHill of ''Film/TheWarriors'' fame, the film is often considered [[UrExample the first]] [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] film [[note]]though earlier precursors include 1949's ''Stray Dog'' and 1967's ''In the Heat of the Night''[[/note]], or at least the one to [[TropeCodifier popularize the concept]].

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''48 Hrs.'' is a 1982 [[BuddyCops buddy cop]] film starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Nick Nolte.Creator/NickNolte. The film tells the story of gruff San Francisco cop Jack Cates (Nolte), who must track down a California murderer with the temporary help of a street smart criminal named Reggie Hammond (Murphy) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin within 48 hours]].

Directed by Creator/WalterHill of ''Film/TheWarriors'' fame, the film is often considered [[UrExample the first]] [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] film [[note]]though earlier precursors include 1949's ''Stray Dog'' and 1967's ''In the Heat of the Night''[[/note]], ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight''[[/note]], or at least the one to [[TropeCodifier popularize the concept]].



* BavarianFireDrill: Reggie uses Jack's badge to cause commotion at a redneck bar in order to gain information.



* CoolCar: Reggie Hammond's Porsche 356 (replica) convertible, in contrast to Jack Cates' 1964 Cadillac Coupe deVille ragtop.
* CoolGuns: Jack Cates carries a Smith and Wesson Model 29 as his preferred sidearm until Ganz takes it from him and he has to borrow a 1911 for most of the film. Ganz even taunts him that he has his gun. He's forced to hand his .44 in when he's suspended in the second film, he switches to a Model 629, a stainless steel variant, which he keeps in the back of his car.
* CopKiller: The plot is kicked off by Albert Ganz and Billy Bear killing two prison guards to spring Ganz from prison. While hiding out at a hotel, Ganz and Bear ambush and kill two plain clothes detectives, and to show they're not finished with their disdain of law enforcement, later they kill a transit officer in a subway station. One hooker who Ganz roughed up even tells the cops that he seems to like killing cops more then getting laid.



* FamousLastWords:
** "Hold it, you asshole!" Chain gang guard
** "Get out of the way!" Chain gang guard
** "Yeah, and like we said, you stake out the lobby." Vanzant
** "Don't do that for me." Algren
** "Hey, you! Put that down!" Street cop
** "Rosalie, are you all right?" Luther
** "I got hit! I don't believe it. I got shot! You...." Ganz



* GiveMeBackMyWallet: Murphy's character tells Nolte that he intends to go straight after he's paroled, "But just in case I don't, what makes you think you can catch me?" Nick replies: "Can I have my lighter back?"

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* FriendshipDenial: Jack has this quote that comes in mind as he forms a grudging partnership with Reggie:
-->Now, get this! We ain't partners. We ain't brothers. And we ain't friends. I'm puttin' you down and keepin' you down until Ganz is locked up or dead. And if Ganz gets away, you're gonna be sorry YOU ever MET me!
* GiveMeBackMyWallet: Murphy's character Reggie tells Nolte Jack that he intends to go straight after he's paroled, "But just in case I don't, what makes you think you can catch me?" Nick replies: "Can I have my lighter back?"



* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe:
-->'''Jack''': Now, get this! We ain't partners. We ain't brothers. And we ain't friends. I'm puttin' you down and keepin' you down until Ganz is locked up or dead. And if Ganz gets away, you're gonna be sorry YOU ever MET me!
-->'''Reggie''': I'm already sorry.
* ImYourWorstNightmare: "I'm your worst fuckin' nightmare, man... a nigger with a badge."
* InsultBackfire:
-->'''Reggie''': Jack...tell me a story.
-->'''Jack''': Fuck you!
-->'''Reggie''': Oh, that's one of my favorites!
* InterrogationByVandalism: Reggie starts to trash the redneck bar until he gets the information he wants.



* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway:
** Played straight at the beginning where Jack giving up his gun gets one cop killed and lets the bad guys get away. That's why he doesn't make the same mistake at the end of the movie.
** Averted later when Ganz holds Reggie hostage at gunpoint, he orders Jack to drop his weapon. Reggie insists that Jack shoots him. Which he does. After which Reggie berates Jack for nearly killing him.
* QuestForSex: Reggie goes out of his way to get some. It's not the main plot, but a subplot. He is in prison, and is going back at the end.



* RecruitingTheCriminal: Jack recruits Reggie because of Reggie's connection to the case.
* RefugeInAudacity: Reggie intimidates an entire redneck bar with nothing but his own bravado and Jack's borrowed police ID, which he flashes while covering the photo.



* SoundOnlyDeath: Subverted in one scene in which the Iceman kills Malcolm Price after Malcolm lets him in and shuts the door offering him some backup.

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Subverted SexyShirtSwitch: Happens in the beginning with Elane wearing Jack's blue shirt.
* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: Jack averts this when he and Casey have each other at gunpoint (she does not initially know that he is a cop, and then wants proof), announcing in a clear voice that he is going to bring his badge out of his jacket pocket, and then does so slowly and carefully.
* ShootTheHostageTaker: Ganz is holding Reggie hostage. Jack is advancing on them with a handgun. Reggie tells him to shoot the bad guy. When Cates does, no
one scene in which is more shocked than Reggie.
* TelevisionGeography: Chinatown is ''not'' "down
the Iceman kills Malcolm Price after Malcolm lets alley" from the Mission District.
* ThatsGottaHurt: Reggie hits Luther with a ToyotaTripwire. Then he hits
him in and shuts with this:
-->What's happening, Luther? I'm sorry about
the door offering him some backup.man. Did that hurt? It looked real painful when you slammed into it.
* TheyFightCrime: To quote the [[http://youtu.be/XoAIC2tFfPk?t=29s trailer voice-over]]: "Creator/NickNolte is a cop, Creator/EddieMurphy is a con." [[RaceAgainstTheClock They have 48 hours]] to Fight Crime!



* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Jack Cates' 1964 Cadillac Coupe deVille ragtop, in contrast to Reggie Hammond's Porsche 356 (replica) ragtop CoolCar.



* PutYourGunDownAndStepAway:
** Averted. When the {{Big Bad}} holds Reggie hostage at gunpoint, he orders Jack to drop his weapon. Reggie insists that Jack shoot him. Which Jack does. After which Reggie berates Jack for nearly killing him.
** Played straight at the beginning, however, where Jack giving up his gun gets one cop killed and lets the bad guys get away.
** Reggie tells Jack, "Why don't you just shoot me yourself?" which Jack does (NOT in the head, though. Then Jack shoots the villain. The look on the villain's face in between the two shots is priceless.

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* PutYourGunDownAndStepAway:
** Averted. When the {{Big Bad}} holds Reggie hostage at gunpoint, he orders Jack to drop his weapon. Reggie insists that Jack shoot him. Which Jack does. After which Reggie berates Jack for nearly killing him.
** Played straight at the beginning, however, where Jack giving up his gun gets one cop killed and lets the bad guys get away.
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PutYourGunDownAndStepAway: Reggie tells Jack, "Why don't you just shoot me yourself?" which Jack does (NOT in the head, though. Then Jack shoots the villain. The look on the villain's face in between the two shots is priceless.



* SoundOnlyDeath: Subverted in one scene in which the Iceman kills Malcolm Price after Malcolm lets him in and shuts the door offering him some backup.



* WindowPain: ''Another 48 Hrs''. must set a record for most broken glass in a single film.


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* WindowPain: ''Another 48 Hrs''. The film must set a record for most broken glass in a single film.

4th Aug '17 11:51:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Jack and Reggie are given forty-eight hours to track down the escaped murderer Ganz.



* YouHave48Hours: Jack and Reggie are given forty-eight hours to track down the escaped murderer Ganz.

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* YouHave48Hours: Jack and Reggie are given forty-eight hours to track down the escaped murderer Ganz.
25th Jul '17 1:23:23 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* AvengingTheVillain: Cherry Ganz, the younger brother of the first film's BigBad, wants to hunt down Jack Cates to avenge his brother's death in the previous film.
24th Jul '17 4:43:56 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:DirtyCop Ben Kehoe, who appears in this film as just one of Jack's friends from work and goes by the alias "The Iceman" in the sequel, is responsible for Reggie landing in prison in the first place before partnering up with Jack.]]



* VillainOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler: Ben, Jack's friend, is revealed to be a DirtyCop who is connected to Reggie's BackStory in the sequel, yet he appeared in this film and is OutOfFocus.]]



* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:Jack's buddies Frank and Bob from the previous film are revealed to be drug dealers]].

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* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:Jack's buddies Frank and Bob Ben from the previous film are revealed to be drug dealers]].



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler:Ben, who appeared in the first film as one of Jack's work buddies yet had been a DirtyCop all his life since the time Reggie robbed him that landed him in prison, gets his JustDesserts that he did not in the first film.]]



* TreacherousAdvisor: A {{retcon}} makes [[spoiler:Jack Cates' fellow officer and longtime friend, Ben, the BigBad, whom Reggie Hammond had robbed in the BackStory to the first film]], and the one who has been feeding Jack misinformation all along.

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* TreacherousAdvisor: A {{retcon}} makes [[spoiler:Jack Cates' fellow officer and longtime friend, Ben, the BigBad, whom Reggie Hammond had robbed in the BackStory to the first film]], film, making him the first film's GreaterScopeVillain]], and the one who has been feeding Jack misinformation all along.
13th Jun '17 4:54:44 PM jm9101983
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* CaptainObvious: During the showdown between Ganz and Cates at the end of the first film [[spoiler: Cates shoots Ganz while Ganz is holding Reggie hostage, Ganz replies " YOU HIT ME!! I GOT SHOT!!]]

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* CaptainObvious: During the showdown between Ganz and Cates at the end of the first film [[spoiler: Cates shoots Ganz while Ganz is holding Reggie hostage, Ganz replies replies: " YOU HIT ME!! I GOT HIT! I DON'T BELIEVE IT! I GOT SHOT!!]]
5th Jun '17 5:40:54 PM HighCrate
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* GenreSavvy: After losing his revolver, Jack keeps a backup in his car in the second for when he's forced to [[TurnInYourBadge hand his main service weapon to]] DaChief.
24th Feb '17 7:21:11 AM MovieFan2000
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* NobleBigotWithABadge: Jack calls often Reggie by racial surnames, at some points even using the "N" word. He softens up tough later and becomes more friendly.
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