To be fair, ANOTHER 48 HRS. isn't quite a carbon copy of 48 HRS. In the original film, Eddie Murphy's big-screen debut, Nick Nolte's name was above Murphy's in the credits. Now, Murphy takes the top credit and the sequel comes to us "in association with Eddie Murphy Productions."
Unfortunately, Murphy's new prominence in the credits is not matched by his work on the screen. The energy and go-for-broke comic creativity that he brought to the first film are only hinted at here. Indeed, he could have phoned in much of his performance. Nolte and director Walter Hill try
harder, probably because neither has had as big a hit since 48 HRS. But in the end, they are overwhe...