48 HRS. (Movie)
A cop and a criminal on parole combine to track down the criminal's former associates.
Al has a troubled marriage (he comments that his wife is "mean as a snake.") yet he is polite to woman at desk when the other cops arent. The scene when he is wounded and crying on the stairs is uncomfortably powerful.
"The pleasure of watching a newcomer (Eddie Murphy) light up the screen a comic fantasy that takes off because its grounded in a clear-eyed notion of what makes people tick and what real life is about Totally kinetic and visual, 48 HRS. is a constant excitement." Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 12/9/1982, sec.VI, p.1.
Also New York Times 12/8/1982, sec.III, p.28; Variety 11/24/1982.
Al is shot in the right shoulder, falls back against door, then when he gets down the stairs he is shot in left chest and killed, falling back onto stairs.
"No, Jack, please. You make me nervous, you know that."
"Don't do it, Jack. Don't give them the gun. Goddamn it, Jack, don't you do it. Don't do that for me."
Los Angeles passing as San Francisco.
1 minute, 30 seconds in 2 scenes, early in film.