Tracing the ''Meet Dave'' star's highs and lows, from ''Beverly Hills Cop'' and ''Dreamgirls'' to, yes, ''Norbit'' -- and add your own ratings for each project
48 HRS. (1982); ANOTHER 48 HRS. (1990)
The first film was a format-defining mismatched buddies caper, with Murphy as a temporarily paroled convict and Nick Nolte as his police detective minder. Together, they had to take down a brazen criminal, overcoming their many racial, economic, and class differences. The sequel was a bloated, beleaguered affair designed to rescue Eddie from the nightmare that was Harlem Nights.
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