Lunchtime Movie Review

48 Hrs. (1982)

Episode #151

Paramount Pictures released 48 Hrs. to theaters on December 8, 1982. Walter Hill directed the film starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, and Annette O’Toole.

’48 Hrs.’ Movie Summary

What could go wrong if you place the most dangerous convicts into the community at large, and provide them with tools that can double as potential weapons to kill their guards? Well, when full-time killer and part-time criminal, Albert Ganz, works roadside on a chain gang in California, he takes the opportunity to use his hoe to split a few heads open, and then escape with his faithful Native American companion Billy Bear at his side quicker than you can say, “Hi-yo, Silver, away!”

A few days later, the murderous pair arrive in San Francisco, drop in on an old friend and kill him. Fresh off the heels of that murder, our boys set out to kill…some time; taking in the sites of the Golden City. And by sites, I mean hookers. And not the Julia Roberts Pretty Woman type of hookers. More like the kind that would cause you to buy “I got crabs in San Francisco” t-shirt even though you didn’t eat seafood.

Anyways, while Ganz and Billy are site seeing, the duo is interrupted by two San Francisco Police Detectives who are running down a lead on some stolen credit cards. Ganz and Billy shoot the detectives, and then try to flee their hotel, but our hero of the film, Inspector Jack Cates, played by the gravelly voiced Nick Nolte, stops them.

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