Anyone else pissed that we never got a third ‘48 Hrs‘ movie? Most fans of manly movies are, especially after the treatment Another 48 Hrs (1990) got, where 50 minutes were cut off the final movie. Actor Brion James once said: “I was the third lead. It went from around 140 minutes to around 95 minutes. I had ten scenes, they destroyed me. They cut all the behavior, action, comedy… they turned chickenshit.” The 48 Hrs series has always been tough, but if they were culling it in 1990, the chances of a third movie were slim in the 1990’s, considering how pussified that decade eventually got.
Nick Nolte, though, had other ideas.
“I had a story that I think would have really made that sequel work,” Nolte told CNN a while back. “I wanted to be busted out after being thrown off the force, and Eddie [would] get out of prison, and he has got to figure out who has set me up.” But the studio had seemingly lost its balls; “They wouldn’t go with my story, nobody was going to listen to me at the time.” And that was all she wrote for a third ’48 Hrs’ movie. And that’s odd, because despite being butchered, the second was still a great movie (review here with more on it being cut up), but more importantly scored $150 million off a $38 million budget.
The only thing that figures… Nolte must be referring to the mid-90’s here, and we all know by then Hollywood really did begin to lose its balls… they turned chickenshit.
March 18, 2015 at 2:48 am
In other news, Mad Max has its R-rating.
March 18, 2015 at 3:18 am
March 18, 2015 at 11:52 am
Haha yeahhh night riders pretending he doesn’t know lol he s having thinking if writing a article if how the film will not suck, good lead Tom hardy, original director returning, practical effects, r rating, his on the ground sources lol
March 18, 2015 at 3:00 am
Nick Nolte. A Mitchum for the 80’s and 90’s.Would like to have seen him in more all out action movies but he seemed to make a bid for respectability sometime in the mid nineties.A peerless screen presence.Much as I love 48hrs my favourite Nick Nolte movie is a sports drama called North Dallas Forty. BTW, if we’re interested in manly movies shouldn’t there be a few films about sport?. Anyone else love Slap Shot with Paul Newman?. Very funny and very much old school manly stuff from the seventies which couldn’t be done now.
March 18, 2015 at 3:22 am
Paul Newman= Legend
Great Hockey film
“Major League” was awesome. Fuckin classic IMO
March 18, 2015 at 3:25 am
Hollywood to movies:
Bye Bye Balls✋