Nick Nolte had some plans for another '48 Hrs'
January 25th, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Nick Nolte had some plans for another '48 Hrs'

It's been 22 years since Nick Nolte's "Another 48 Hrs." bowed in theaters, but considering the franchise craze in Hollywood and Nolte's Oscar nomination buzz, perhaps there's still hope for his threequel concept.

"I had a story that I think would have really made that sequel work," Nolte told CNN. In the original 1982 film, Nolte and Eddie Murphy co-starred as a police officer and a criminal, respectively, who teamed up to solve a case, and the same concept held for 1990's follow-up.

For part three, Nolte said, "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."

Unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps, to some of you), no one bit. "They wouldn't go with my story," Nolte recalled. "Nobody was going to listen to me at the time."

They may listen to him now, though, as he's older (Nolte's now 70,) wiser, and up for a best supporting actor Oscar thanks to his work in "Warrior."

"There was a 50 percent chance that I wouldn't get nominated," Nolte said, "so I was going to halfway take a call at 6 and then go back to sleep. So I wasn't going to get up and watch it, and not because I'm not grateful to have it, but because I'm 70, and at 70 you need more sleep!"


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    February 14, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. lawoman

    Nick Nolte has been one of our greatest actors for decades!! I've had a mad crush on him since Rich Man, Poor Man. Bad career moves? Yes. Bad personal decisions? Yes. Alcoholism? Yes. Drugs? Yes. How many of us can say that we have not made bad moves in our lives? This man is great. Sure, he is aging....just as I hope to myself. But he hasn't been stupid $$ trying to look younger. He just says 'the he** withi it, I am who I am.' Nick, I loved you at 30, 40, 50, 60 & now at 70. You have my vote, my admiration & I've still got a mad crush on you!! Keep it real & take care of yourself! xoxo

    January 26, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Terrance Holmes

    If I owned a good deal of Paramount I wouldn't care if I were funny or not.

    January 26, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Kapil

      Firstly, CNN is noeocn-sponsored to begin with.Secondly, I guess these networks just operate under the quaint idea that those evil liberals and "surrender monkeys" are actually American citizens as well, and have a right to ask a question of a Republican candidate.They probably haven't gotten the memo that you haven't shoved all those pesky lefties into the ovens yet, and there are a few patriots actually on the loose.

      February 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kristine

    First time ever to leave a comment...with the exception of the couple of decent people who left them, the meaness of all the rest of these statements is astounding.

    January 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alan Smithee

    Nolte was fantastic in Warrior, one of 2011's best films.

    January 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. edna

    Who is this guy? Ive never heard of him. He musta made movies back in the olden days when everything was black&white.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sam

    His kids must not care about him. If they did then they woulda put him in the nursing home 20 years ago. Poor ol guy. Bet he needs someone to wipe the drool off of his 2000 year old chin.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mark

    isnt he like 700 years old? him and gary busey probably need to be wearing adult diapers. they are old drooling embiciles.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • smarter than you

      I'm guessing they both know how to spell "imbeciles", moron.

      January 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bob

    Nick scrap the plans, meet me for happy hour you loser

    January 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. T

    A third 48 Hours ?
    Nolte's character would be 70 and would be long out of the police department. Unless he had a son or a daughter who's following in his footsteps to interact with Eddie Murphy's character, this idea is a no go.

    January 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. green

    I got some plans for another 48 hours, but, I can't tell u. U will die from envy.

    January 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Bloozegal

    I love Nick Nolte, have ever since he did North Dallas forty, loved all the 48 hour movies. would love to see a 3rd with him an Eddie, to bad I dont have the money to put up to help it go. Much love Nick!!

    January 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. h.

    More like 22 years Another 48 hrs was in the 80's when Eddie Murphy was still funny

    January 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |

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