48 Hrs.

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48 Hrs. is a 1982 American buddy cop action comedy movie directed by Walter Hill. It is Joel Silver's first movie as a movie producer. The screenplay was written by Hill, Roger Spottiswoode, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza, and Jeb Stuart. The movie stars Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy (in his movie debut and Golden Globe Award-nominated role) as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch two cop-killers, Albert Ganz and Billy Bear, played respectively by James Remar and Sonny Landham. The title refers to the amount of time they have to solve the crime.

It is often credited as being the first movie in the "buddy cop" genre, which included the subsequent films Beverly Hills Cop (also starring Murphy), Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys and Rush Hour.

A sequel, Another 48 Hrs., was released on June 8, 1990.

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Country Premiere
 United States 8 December 1982
 United Kingdom 14 December 1982
 Brazil 18 February 1983
 Sweden 4 March 1983
 Finland 25 March 1983
 Norway 25 March 1983
 Denmark 15 April 1983
 France 27 April 1983
 West Germany 29 April 1983
 Australia 6 May 1983
 Netherlands 11 May 1983
 Hong Kong 27 May 1983
 Argentina 9 June 1983
 Ireland 24 June 1983
 Uruguay 29 July 1983
 Italy 9 September 1983
 Japan 29 October 1983
 Portugal 27 January 1984
 Turkey April 1986
 Hungary 3 September 1987