48 Hrs.
1982
****
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, James Remar, Annette O’Toole

Eddie Murphy’s first and best film is a sharply directed action comedy about a cop who has to team up with a crook in order to catch a brutal bad guy. Memorable scenes with quotable dialogue and terrific chemistry between Murphy and Nick Nolte. James Remar is a menacing villain. Sequel: Another 48 Hrs.