48 Hrs.
Release: December 10, 1982

Detective Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is on the hunt for a killer. In order to find him, he needs the assistance of a wisecracking con named Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy). Released from jail for 48 hours (hence the title), the two track down the thugs, each one for their own reasons. This was Eddie Murphy's first movie. After having made an impression on "Saturday Night Live", he wowed the critics with his performance, setting him on an eventful film career that's still going on to this day.

Reggie: "There's a new sheriff in town and his name is Reggie Hammond, so ya'll be cool. Right on!"
Jack Cates: "I can read a police file, and quit calling me 'Jack'."
Reggie Hammond: "It's just an expression. I don't mean nothing by it."
Jack: "I don't give a damn. That happens to be my name."
Jack Cates: "Class isn't something you buy. Look at you. You got a $500 suit on and you're still a lowlife."
Reggie Hammond: "Yeah, but I look good!"
Reggie Hammond: "I'm your worst fucking nightmare. I'm a nigger with a badge and that means I've got permission to kick your fucking ass whenever I feel like it!"
Reggie Hammond: "Jack, tell me a story."
Jack Cates: "Fuck you!"
Reggie: "Oh, that's one of my favorites!"
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