We Watched “48 Hours” Last Night

First time I’ve seen that movie in many, many years.

My god, it’s simply terrible.

Why was this such a Big Thing in the 80s?

I mean, it’s really really bad.

7 Responses to “We Watched “48 Hours” Last Night”

  1. Julie says:

    I watched it earlier this year when they showed an episode titled “Murder in Pinyon Pines”. My cousin was one of the two people accused of the murder, and even though there is absolutely no evidence tying him or his friend to the crime and the reporter admitted the charges against BOTH MEN were DROPPED, 48 Hours went out of their way to bias the story against them. It made me wonder how many other stories they produce are purposely slanted that way.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hahaha, sorry Julie I should have been clearer: we watched the Nick Nolte/Eddie Murphy movie from 1982 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    OH. Yeah, that’s bad too. 😀

  4. leelu says:

    Bad enough that they did a sequel, IIRC,,,

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Pretty much everything Eddie Murphy did back in those days was treated like a treasure chest of gold since he was the “hot and edgy” celebrity at the time. Moreover, he’s was really the only one pushing the envelope so he had the field to himself.

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    I think we felt assaulted after trying to watch it again. It was worse than an episode of Deadwood, which was at least interesting. I will give Trading Places a nod, tho. It’s STILL hilarious, thanks to the mellowing influence of Dan Ackroyd. 48 Hours suffered from a boozed up Nolte playing a boozed up Nolte. I don’t think it was too much after that that he wound up wandering the streets and getting snagged for that famous mug shot.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Guns, this was his first movie, and I think this must have gotten canonized AFTER he made the completely awesome Trading Places (one of the Greatest Movies EVUHHHH).

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