48 Hrs. script
48 Hrs. (1982)
Synopsis: Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond's old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies. The cocky Reggie knows where the money is, but spars with the hotheaded Jack as he enjoys his temporary freedom.

CATES:

Positive self-image problem all

over again ... You are who you

decide you are unless you're the

type that lets assholes decide for

you.

ELAINE:

Aren't you the one that thinks all

psychotherapy is bullshit?

CATES:

I do think all psychotherapy is

bullshit. But just because I think

it's bullshit doesn't mean I don't

know something about it.

ELAINE:

If this is your idea of

sympathetic interest in my

problems, I'll take brutal

indifference.

CATES:

Hey, you know what I really think?

ELAINE:

Tell me--I'm dyin' to hear it.

CATES:

I think you're ashamed to tend bar

which is sad because you look

great in that outfit they make you

wear... You pull down four bills

a week which is damn good, and you

mix the best Pina Coladas I've

ever had... I think that if you

need bigger and better things ...

then go for em.

She smiles at him after this. It looks like they'll kiss.

Their faces are close. Then she lightly moves back.

ELAINE:

You oversimplify every...

He stops her in the middle of the sentence by kissing her,

then pulls back...

CATES:

Some things are simple, right?

Their faces are very close ... but they don't touch for

another second.

ELAINE:

Right...

TRANSITION.

SAN FRANCISCO - DAWN

Titles continue.

Tugs churning across the bay... Quiet city streets. Parked

cars covered with early morning dew... A newspaper truck

slowly grinds by, drops a bundleand moves on.

EMBARCADERO - DAWN

The station wagon pulls up to a young punk, HENRY WONG, on a

motorcycle.

Billy Bear smiles and leans out the driver's side window.

BILLY:

You got somethin' for us, Henry?

Henry produces some credit cards. Billy passes them to Ganz

for inspection.

GANZ:

How hot are they?

HENRY:

Hot? Hey, they're not even room

temperature.

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Roger Spottiswoode

Roger Spottiswoode is a British-Canadian film director, editor and writer. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Britain. more…

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