35 Years Ago: 48 Hrs – ManlyMovie

35 Years Ago: 48 Hrs

This week, 48 Hrs was released 35 years ago.

This movie, directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Steven E. de Souza, is a fucking classic.  It’s symbolic of the best of the 1980’s if you ask me; abrasive, funny, violent and totally for grown ups.  It’s sequel is just as good too.

It’s a pity they never got around to making a third movie, but I quietly hope that one day it might happen.

SEE ALSO: Nick Nolte Had Plans For Third ’48 Hrs’

48 Hrs was a roaring success, pulling back more than six times its budget.  It was superb riff on the buddy cop genre and cemented Eddie Murphy’s status as a competent screen actor.  Joel Silver, Eddie Murphy, Steven E. de Souza, Walter Hill, Sonny Landham, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly… James Horner… it seriously doesn’t get much better.

Now all we need is for them to release the full goddamned version of Another 48 Hrs (the movie you all know is a butchered version, even though it’s still awesome).

  • Andymovieman

    Great buddy cop movie of the 80s and Eddie Murphy’s best and first movie of all time. Great score by the late great James Horner.

  • David Barber

    One of the first action films I ever watched as a kid back in the 1980s. I was 9 and it was just after I had seen First Blood, another thriller from 1982 which also blew me away at point blank range. Both were box office hits and then in 1997, I watched the full uncut version of 48 HRS on TV which had all the swearing and brutality intact. James Remar was a scary as hell psycho villain with Predator’s Billy as his sidekick and that redneck bar is the stuff of legend. This was really a modern western and the gunplay was phenomenal.

  • Stig Johansen

    9/10. Timeless movie. James Remar kind of steals the show. This might be Murphy’s best movie too.

  • EnglishXenomorph88

    Fucking classic movie!!! James Remarks was fucking phenomenal as Ganz,

  • ColonelBobi

    Murphy’s movie debut I think? Might be his best movie with Trading Places. Nolte was never better too. And Landham & Remar were great villains. This is the buddy cop movie everyone has been trying to replicate since and no-one has even gotten close. Stone cold classic. Underrated sequel too.

  • Kirk’s Toupee

    “Jack tell me a story.”….”Fuck you!”….”Oh that’s one of my favorites.”

  • Barney Ross

    One of the best movie ever made! Manly poster too