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David Patrick Kelly,
Jon St. Elwood,
Bennie E. Dobbins,
W. T. Zacha,
B. G. Fisher,
John Dennis Johnston,
Rock A. Walker,
J. Wesley Huston,
Angela Robinson Witherspoon,
Suzanne M. Regard,
- MPAA Reason
- BBFC Reason
- Contains strong language, violence and nudity and racist language
- Maturity Rating Reason
san francisco, california,
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
- BBFC Ratings info
- 48HRS. is a US action comedy in which a cop teams up with a bank robber to help catch the latter's old partner.
There is occasional use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker') and racist language ('nigger', 'spear chucker', 'watermelon', and 'charcoal coloured dude'), although the work does not condone the use of racist and discriminatory language.
Scenes of strong violence include gunfights with resultant sight of blood, and occasional fistfights.
There are occasional scenes featuring breast nudity.
Strong sex references also occur.
- Sex & Nudity
- Sex & Nudity Reason
- A woman is seen with no top during the final shootout in the hotel, the camera cuts away from her, and back again several times.
Jack references giving his girlfriend "the high hard one".
Reggie talks with two prostitutes in the police station, and they ask him where he wants to have sex with them, but the conversation is interrupted and nothing happens.
Several women are seen in tight or revealing clothing.
Bare butt shown as a girl goes to the bathroom, nothing else shown just here butt and back
In a bar a woman is seen dancing in her bra, and a thong.
Some moderate sexual talk. Reggie often talks about having sex, and a man subplot of the film is that he wants to have sex after being in prison for so long.
- Violence & Gore
- Violence & Gore Reason
- Reggie punches two men in a redneck bar.
Reggie and Jack chase Billy and Ganz's bus in their car, and the two parties repeatedly shoot at each other while driving. This goes on for a while, but ends when Jack and Reggie's car crashes through a department store window.
Albert Ganz and Billy Bear begin fighting, during the struggle a gun is pulled and two cops are shot, one in the stomach as a big bloody gun shot wound is seen.
There is a close-up of a dead man on a bench with a bullet wound in the middle of his forehead.
Ganz punches a prostitute in the face and knocks her out.
Ganz shoots one cop in the chest, bloody bullet wound seen and shoots another in the side, again blood seen.
Reggie Hammond opens a car door as Luther is running past his car and sends him crashing to the ground, Jack Cates then kicks Luther a couple of times while he's on the ground.
A woman hits Reggie on the arm with a baseball bat. He is mildly hurt, but no blood or injuries are seen.
Reggie and Jack have a fistfight, they repeatedly punch each other in the face and stomach in a prolonged sequence. Back in the car just after the fight, Jack elbows Reggie in the face.
A security guard at a train station is shot by Ganz, no blood seen.
Luther is shot on a bus by Ganz, no blood seen.
Billy is shot twice in the chest while bare chested by Reggie, two large bloody bullet wounds seen.
Ganz is shot in the shoulder and then repeatedly shot in the chest by Jack, he is seen falling to the ground and a shot of his blood stained upper torso is seen.
- Profanity Reason
- 52 uses of 'f**k' (2 paired with 'mother'), 55 uses of 'shit' in all its forms, 27 uses of 'ass' in all its forms, 17 uses of 'hell', 34 uses of 'damn' (31 paired with "God"), 5 uses of 'bitch' (4 used with 'son of a'), 3 uses of 'dick', 10 uses of 'Jesus Christ', 'Jesus', or 'Christ' collectively, as an exclamation, 1 use of 'bastard', 4 uses of 'pussy', 4 uses of 'trim', 2 uses of 'faggot', 1 use of 'dyke', and 6 uses of 'nigger'.
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
- Jack carries a flask, and is seen drinking from it briefly.
There are many scenes set in bars and show people drinking and smoking.
The hero Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is seen lighting up and smoking cigarettes throughout the entire film.
A fleeting reference to a drug deal that was robbed by Reggie Hamond and one of his counterparts
- Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
- A woman is kidnapped by the two main villains at the beginning of the film, and she is kept by them until towards the end. She isn't seen in their captivity very often, and the villains mention that they did not harm her.
There is a fairly intense shootout in a hotel during the first act, and hostages are taken.
Rated R for strong language Including sexual references, violence, and brief nudity.
There are several intense scenes throughout the film, as it is an action/thriller film as well as a comedy. Many shootouts, some fighting, including one lengthy fight scene in an alley that isn't too intense, and one pretty intense final shootout.
United States of America,