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Carter (Character)
from Rush Hour (1998)

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Lee: You are a civilian. In Hong Kong, *I* am Michael Jackson and *you* are Toto.
James Carter: You mean Tito! Toto is what we ate for dinner last night!

James Carter: Who died, Lee?
Lee: You!
James Carter: Detective Yu?
Lee: Not Yu, you!
James Carter: Who?
Lee: You!
James Carter: Who?
Lee: Do you understand the words that are a-coming out of my mouth?
James Carter: Don't nobody understand the words that are comin' out of your mouth.

[during a fight scene with a bunch of Chinese men]
James Carter: [after accidentally punching Lee] Sorry, man!
Lee: Carter!
James Carter: All y'all look alike!

James Carter: Lee, let me introduce you to Carter's new theory of criminal investigation: follow the rich white man.
Lee: Follow the rich white man?
James Carter: Behind every big crime there's a rich white man waiting for his cut.

James Carter: Couldn't help noticin' how she was staring at a brother.
Lee: She never even look at you.
James Carter: You just jealous, Lee, 'cause women like me. I'm tall, dark and hansome and you third world ugly.
Lee: I am not third world ugly, women think I'm cute. Like Snoopy.
James Carter: Lee, Snoopy is 6 inches taller than you.

James Carter: [after Hu Li is knocked out] You know, we could have been a good couple. We could have had something special. But you one crazy-ass bitch!

James Carter: I can't believe I flew 10,000 miles for this shit!

[after Isabella kisses Lee]
James Carter: I saw that. You played it smooth too, walkin' away like that.
Lee: Yeah, I'm a player.

[Carter tried to pick up two girls in Chinese]
James Carter: All I did was invite them to have a drink.
Lee: You invited them to get naked and sacrifice a small goat.
James Carter: Which word was 'goat'?

James Carter: [Snatching away a Chinese gangster's towel and looking at him naked] No wonder you mad!

James Carter: All right, listen up! All the Triads and the ugly women on this side, and all the fine women on this side, right now!

James Carter: Secret Service Agent James Carter, I like the sound of it. Won't be long before I'm in Washington D.C. protectin' the President.
Lee: We both know you wouldn't take a bullet for someone else.
James Carter: Yeah but they don't know that.

James Carter: Just tell me how the Triads gonna kill us.
Lee: They will torture us for three days.
James Carter: Okay, I can handle that.
Lee: Then they will cut off our eggrolls.
James Carter: Cut off our eggrolls? Hell no! Lets get the hell outta here! C'mon man, don't give up!

James Carter: [after guy falls off bamboo] Oh Hell No!

James Carter: Why didn't you tell me you had a bomb in your mouth?
Lee: I did.
James Carter: No you did not!
Lee: I said "mmm!"
James Carter: What the hell is "mmm! mmm!"
Lee: mmm, mmm. Bomb!

Lee: I'll meet you at the bar in ten minutes. They don't like tourists in here, so try to blend in.
James Carter: Blend in? I'm two feet taller than everyone in here.

[Carter attempted to speak Chinese to everybody but had no idea what he said]
James Carter: What did I just say?
Lee: You just ask everybody to pick up their Samurai swords and shave your butt.

Lee: That's Ricky Tan.
James Carter: That's Ricky Tan? Man, that's a midget in a bathrobe!

Lee: Just follow my lead. Act like a tourist.
James Carter: I am a tourist, fool!

Lee: Stop, I'm sick of your bullshit.
James Carter: And I'm sick of you! I'm not the one running up in Karaoke bars full of gangsters. And I'm not the one running up in massage parlors looking for crime lords.

James Carter: [to Lee at a massage parlor] What's wrong with you man? You never step in front of a black man at a buffet line.

James Carter: [In a casino] My people did not go through 362 years of slavery just so you could send us back to the cotton fields with $500 chips!

James Carter: [In a casino] I have a dream! That white people, and black people... and even Chinese people, can gamble together without getting different chips!
Audience: [Applause, Cheering]
James Carter: [Sees that Lee no longer needs a distraction] Whoa, whoa, whoa... in the spirit of brotherhood... let's just play craps man.

Lee: I'm sorry.
James Carter: You sorry? I got somebodies old chopsticks stuck up my ass and all you gotta say to me is you sorry?

Lee: Carter, you don't understand.
James Carter: Oh I understand, man. I got knocked off a building, I got beat on, I got stripped butt-naked and you held out on me. I'm outta here.

[about to fight Hu Li]
James Carter: I'm gonna pretend you a man. A very beautiful man with a great body that I'd like to take to the movies.

Lee: These men are Triads. The most deadly gang in China.
James Carter: You think they scare me? I'm from Los Angeles, man. We invented gangs!

James Carter: I'm tall, dark and handsome, and you're third world ugly.

James Carter: I don't like my chickens alive, I like 'em dead and deep fried. You ever heard of Popeye's?

James Carter: When the shootin' started, he was way too cool. And normally when there's shootin' white people aren't that cool, man. They either run around in circles, or screaming out 'Aaaaagh!'

James Carter: No, I'm Lee's new muscle. And don't let this robe fool you, this is the only color they had left.

Massage Parlor Hostess: You ever have massage by Chinese girl before?
James Carter: No, but I heard it was the bomb.

James Carter: Now why did you say it was a bomb.
Lee: No you said that!
James Carter: No you said it!
Lee: You said that in the hotel room.
James Carter: I said 'she was the bomb'.
Lee: She was the bomb?

Kenny: How you gonna come up in here and jam me up like this James, huh? You embarass me in front of my wife, my kids out there.
James Carter: Kenny you embarassin' yourself, you a black man with a Chinese restaurant on Crenshaw.

[in Cantonese]
Kenny: [pointing to Carter] Why are you hangin' out with 7-11?
Lee: 7-11?
Kenny: Because his mouth never closes.
James Carter: [in English] Hey I heard that!

Lee: I always dreamed of going to Madison Square Gardens, see the Knicks play.
James Carter: New York City?
Lee: First class.
James Carter: The Plaza hotel.
Lee: Maybe some mu shu.
James Carter: I could use another vacation.

James Carter: [Approaching a Chinese soul food restaurant] This is my informer's place. They got some good ribs here too.

Ricky Tan: You Americans are so funny.
James Carter: And you Asians don't hear too well.

James Carter: Who put their hand on my butt? Do it again.

James Carter: How come you ain't got no black people performing in this casino? We ain't good enough for you?
Pit Boss: We got Lionel Ritchie!
James Carter: Lionel Ritchie ain't been black since the commodores!

James Carter: I'm gonna give you an L.A.P.D ass-whuppin'!

Lee: Let me tell you something about Asians, we never panic.
James Carter: Oh yeah, when Godzilla be coming, y'all be trippin': "Giaca! Giaca!"

Massage Parlor Hostess: Follow her to the Quiet Room.
James Carter: Ain't gonna be no quiet room no more.

James Carter: [after Lee kicks Ricky Tan out of a window and onto a cab] Damn! Good kick, Lee.
Lee: It was an accident.
James Carter: That's okay. We'll just say he tried to catch a cab.

[Carter has just been hit on by the gay Versace Salesman]
James Carter: Did you see that?
Lee: He likes you.
James Carter: I ain't shopping with you no more.

Lee: You owe me a copy of the Beach Boy's greatest hits.
James Carter: Don't you go having gettin' an attitude with me Lee. I been here three days and ain't done nothin' but work your cases. The only reason why I'm here in Hong Kong is 'cause you said you was gonna show me a good time. I'm on vacation, man! and I want some mu shu.
Lee: Mushu, you hungry?
James Carter: No, not mushu? MU shu. I want to see some women man. Now, stop playing dumb and take me to the SHU.

James Carter: Aw hell no!

James Carter: Whoa, man. I ain't going in there!
Lee: Come on!
James Carter: There's rats in there!
Lee: There's no rats!
James Carter: Look at that rat!
[Lee leaves, and Carter reluctantly follows]

James Carter: Hey! Slow down Chin! Hell is wrong witchu?

James Carter: What was that? Did you just take another damn case on my vacation man?

James Carter: Don't be messing with me, Lee. I will slap you so hard you'll end up in the Ming Dynasty. I mean it man, I'll bitch slap you back to Bangkok!

James Carter: There's two billion Chinese people here, let one of them be your partner!

James Carter: [singing] Don't stop till you get enough!
Lee: Carter?
James Carter: Cha-mon!
Lee: Carter!
James Carter: Cha-mon, Lee!
James Carter: [sings] I'll be right back! I'll be right back!

James Carter: Lee, what happened?
Lee: You left me!
James Carter: No, I didn't! I was waitin' up there for you!

James Carter: I heard that. I heard that. Don't be talkin' 'bout me, man!

James Carter: Use them tiger teeth!

James Carter: Oh I know I don't think I see what I see what I'm thinkin!

James Carter: Oh I know I don't think I see what I see what I'm thinking. I know good and well y'all ain't gambling back here, this supposed to be a Chinese Restaurant!

James Carter: Throw it Lee!
Lee: Where?
James Carter: Lee Throw it!
Lee: Where?
James Carter: Throw the bomb over the edge! Throw it, throw it! Throw it over the edge!
Lee: No, there's people down there.
James Carter: Lee throw it!
Lee: Carter!
James Carter: Lee!
Lee: Carter!
James Carter: ...Lee!
Lee: Carter!

James Carter: What in the hell is going on up in here? Am I the only one listening to this? The man destroyin' a classic! BOO!

[running down a Hong Kong street]
James Carter: Out of the way! LAPD!

James Carter: Hey Lee! What are you doing?
Lee: ...Dancing
James Carter: Dancing! Man, im up here working, putting my life on the line, and you up here messing around, dancing with some Bimbo... Does she have a friend?

James Carter: Drop the blade and let the bird go.

[outtake, after Ricky Tan falls to his death]
James Carter: Damn! He ain't gonna be in Rush Hour 3.

Suit Salesman: [Carter's walking on the streets of Hong Kong, looking for Heaven on Earth massage parlour] Cheap suits! Cheap suits!
James Carter: How cheap?
Suit Salesman: Cheap suits!
[the Salesman leads Carter inside]

Lee: [exasperated sigh] You will never understand me.
James Carter: You right, because I didn't even understand what you said to me right then!

James Carter: Gefilte fish!

[Lee and Carter are trying to get a bomb out of Isabella's suite]
James Carter: [to Lee] Kick the door.
Lee: [Lee kicks open the door] No, no, no, no, no.
[takes the bomb from Isabella]
James Carter: [looking at Isabella in her bra and panties] Damn you look fine.
Lee: Carter!

James Carter: Where are you going?
Lee: Bathroom.
James Carter: Well, hurry up. Cause we're going to party. Party!

James Carter: Who the hell was that?

James Carter: Lord Jesus, I don't wanna die!

Captain Chin: [to HKPD officers] Escort Detective Carter to the airport.
Lee: No, I'll take him.
James Carter: [to HKPD officers] *Get* your hands off!

Lee: I'm not third world ugly, women like me! They think I'm cute, like... Snoopy.
James Carter: Lee, Snoopy is six inches taller than you.

James Carter: [outtake] Kick the door, Jackie!
Lee: Okay, Chris Tucker!

[outtake, cell phone rings and Tucker answers]
James Carter: Hello? I'm filming man. Call me back at 7... I'm filming, I'm looking at Jackie Chan dead in his eye. Call me back.
Lee: [pointing at the camera] We're on a... We're...
James Carter: Call me back!
Lee: Are you a professional? We are filming and you turn on your phone?
James Carter: No, you can't speak to Jackie Chan.
[crew laughter]
James Carter: No! They want to speak to you, Jackie.
Lee: [Tucker hands the phone to Jackie] Hello?
James Carter: I'm sorry about this.
Lee: We're... We're filming right now!
[crew laughter]
Lee: You're sorry? You wasted all our film!
James Carter: [Takes phone back] Call me back later, 7 o'clock!
[Tucker hangs up, crew applause and laughter, Jackie points at Tucker]

[outtake]
James Carter: Gotta be somethin' you want?
Lee: I've always wanted to go to Square Mad - -...
Lee: I always want to go to square... I
[pause]
Lee: Shhhh!
Lee: I've always dreamed to Square Marden...
[Jackie and Chris laugh]
Lee: I always wanted to go to Square 3,2...
[laughing and Jackie tampers]
Lee: Now I'm gone. Now I'm nervous. Every garden I'm nervous! Madison Square Garden.
Lee: I always want to go to Square...
[Jackie and Chris laugh]

[Carter enters the room while Lee is holding Ricky Tan at gunpoint]
James Carter: Hey Ricky, how you doing? Lee, I see you've got everything under control, man, I'm gonna go downstairs and...
[sees Reign's dead body]
James Carter: God damn! What happened to Reign?

Ricky Tan: [while Lee is holding him at gunpoint] Would you like me to tell you how your father died?
[Lee cocks his gun]
James Carter: Hey, hey. Wait one second, Lee. It ain't worth it, man. He's trying to trick you. Don't go too far, man.
Ricky Tan: He never begged for his life. Or tried to make a deal.
James Carter: Put the gun down.
Ricky Tan: All he asked me... just seconds before I pulled the trigger... was that I promise not to kill you. Oh, he was so pathetic.
James Carter: Oh hell no, he done went too far now, Lee. Shoot his ass right now, Lee. Shoot his ass!
Ricky Tan: What are you doing to do, Lee?
James Carter: All you gotta do is pull that trigger back and BAM!
Ricky Tan: Are you going to spend the rest of your life hiding like your father?
James Carter: Man, don't let him talk about your daddy like that! Shoot him, Lee!
Ricky Tan: Can't do it, can you?
James Carter: Yes, hell you can Lee. Ain't nobody up here but us, man.
Ricky Tan: Just as I thought.
James Carter: Go off on him, man, he's trying to punk you! Shoot him!
Ricky Tan: Go on!
James Carter: If you ain't gonna shoot him, kung fu his ass or something!


Rush Hour (1998)
Carter: You don't know nothing about no War.
Lee: Everybody knows War.
[singing]
Lee: War! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, sing it again, you all!
Carter: It ain't 'you all', it's "y'all"!
Lee: Yaw.
Carter: Y'all!
Lee: Yaw!
Carter: Man you sound like a Karate movie, y'all!
Lee: Yoll.

Captain Diel: Every now and then we have to let the general public know that we can still blow shit up.
Carter: You're God damn right.

Sang: The drop will be made tonight. The amount will be fifty million dollars.
Carter: Fifty million dollars? Man, who do you think you kidnapped? Chelsea Clinton?
Sang: We want twenty million in fifties.
Carter: Okay, twenty million in fifties.
Sang: Twenty million in twenties.
Carter: Okay, twenty million in twenties.
Sang: And ten million in tens.
Carter: Ten million in tens. Okay. Ey d'you want any fives with that?

Clive Cod: Let me tell you something, I don't know anything about that, so you can kiss my fat ass.
Carter: Clive, it would take me all day to kiss your fat ass.

Carter: We must be... must be a misunderstanding. I was sent down here for the big case. For the kidnapping. The little girl?

Carter: No disrespect, sir, but he's only gonna get in my way. If I'm gonna handle the situation for you, I'm gonna have to work alone.
Agent Russ: Carter, he *is* the situation.

Carter: That's why I don't have no partner, that's one thing I learned from my daddy.
Lee: Your father was a policeman?
Carter: Fifteen years LAPD.
Lee: My daddy also a policeman.
Carter: Your daddy was a cop?
Lee: Not a cop, an officer, a legend all over Hong Kong.
Carter: My daddy a legend too all over America. My daddy once arrested fifteen people in one night by himself.
Lee: My daddy arrested 25 by himself.
Carter: ...My daddy once saved five crackheads from a burnin' building, by himself.
Lee: My daddy once caught a bullet with his bare hand.
Carter: My daddy'll kick your daddy's ass all the way from here to China, Japan, wherever the hell you from and all up that Great Wall too.
Lee: Hey, don't talk about my father.
Carter: Don't talk about my daddy.

[Outtake]
Carter: You know that other stuff but you don't know his name?
Luke: Man, people tell me shit... Achoo!
Carter: What's wrong with you?

Carter: I've been lookin' for your sweet and sour chicken ass.

Lee: Ah! Beach Boys!
Carter: Oh, hell no! You didn't just touch my goddamn radio!
Lee: The Beach Boys are great American music.
Carter: The Beach Boys gonna get you a great ass whuppin'. Don't you ever touch a black man's radio, boy! You can do that in China but you can get your ass killed out here, man!

Carter: This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer.

Lee: You must take me to see Consul Han right away.
Carter: Man, just sit there and shut up! This ain't no democracy.
Lee: Yes, it is.
Carter: No, it ain't. This is the United States of James Carter. I'm the president, I'm the emperor, I'm the king. I'm Michael Jackson, you Tito. Your ass belongs to me.

Carter: This ain't no Democracy.
Lee: Yes it is.
Carter: No it ain't. This is the United States of James Carter. I'm the President, I'm the Emperor, I'm the King. I'm Michael Jackson, you're Tito. I own yo ass.

Waitress: For one?
Carter: No, for two, I'm here for a meeting with Mr. Juntao.
Waitress: I'm sorry I do not know Mr. Juntao.
Carter: Look maybe you don't understand, I'm Mr. Juntao's lawyer, legal advisor, he got into some shit again and he told me to come down here and I'm a very busy man, ain't got time to be down here this late but I'm down here, my wife want me to come home, my baby is shittin' all over the house, he needs diapers, would you please go get Mr. Juntao?

Lee: I like to let people talk who like to talk. It lets me find out how full of shit they are.
Carter: What the hell did you just say?

Carter: Get yo big Happy Meal Ass over in the corner!

Lee: Leave me alone. A man like you could never understand.
Carter: A man like me?
Lee: You are devoted only to yourself. You're ashamed of being a police officer, you dishonor your father's name!
Carter: You don't know nothing about my father.
Lee: You said your father is a legend.
Carter: My father WAS a legend. My father was killed making a routine traffic stop in broad daylight by some punk who didn't want no ticket. His partner was supposed to get out of the car and back him up but never did. My father was just as devoted as you, and now he's dead, and for what? A traffic ticket and some punk? You tell me, where's the honor in that?
Lee: You believe your father wasted his life, that he died for nothing?
Carter: Prove me wrong.

Carter: [after watching Juntao fall to his death into a fountain] Whoo! You know he dead.

Carter: We have just received a threat on the building. We ask if you please exit the building as soon as possible and please do not panic.
[dead silence]
Carter: [shouts] Did you hear what I just said? Get your shit and go out the door!

Carter: It is not my job to be jumping on and off of buses, I don't do that, I am not Carl Lewis!

Carter: How long this flight?
Lee: Fifteen hours.
Carter: Fifteen hours? What are we gonna do for fifteen hours?
Lee: [Puts on head phones and begins to sing] Huh! War! Uh! Good God "yaw."
Carter: Oh, hell no! Stewardess! Get me another seat!

[meeting Lee at the airport]
Carter: Please tell me you speak English. I'm Detective Carter. Do you speaka any English? DO-YOU-UNDERSTAND-THE-WORDS-THAT-ARE-COMING-OUT-OF-MY-MOUTH?
[Lee just smiles]
Carter: I cannot believe this SHIT! First I get a bullshit assignment, now Mr. Rice-a-Roni don't even speak American. C'mon, man, my ride over here. Put your bag in the back.
[Lee pauses]
Carter: PUT-YOUR-BAG-IN-THE-BACK!
[Lee hands the bag to Carter]
Carter: No, no, no, you put your own shit in the back! I'm not a skycap!

Carter: I'm gonna kick your ass and then I'll take your ass to jail.

[Carter is riding in a tow truck pulling up to the Consulate; he meets the guard whose ass Lee kicked earlier]
Carter: Hey, man, y'all see a little Asian dude about this height with a steering wheel on his arm?
FBI Gate Guard #1: Go screw yourself.
Carter: What did you say?
FBI Gate Guard #1: I said go screw yourself.
Carter: You take your little sensitive ass up there and let me in. Get out of the way! Don't make me get up out of this truck! Man when I get up in there I'm slappin' somebody, I don't play that.

[Carter has ordered Chinese takeout]
Carter: Damn, Chin, this is some greasy shit. You ain't got no better food, like some chicken wings, some baby back ribs, some fries or something?
Chin: Chinese food, no soul food here!
Carter: I didn't say nothin' 'bout no soul food, I said you got some better food. I don't want that greasy shit. How you gonna sell a big box of grease?
[Chin conplains in Chinese]
Carter: [turns cross] I'm chilly a what?
Lee: [grabs Carter] Come on!
Chin: I'm no punk bitch.
Carter: I ain't no punk bitch, neither!
Chin: I'M no punk bitch!
Carter: I'm about to knock that hat off your head, Chin.

Carter: First Class, I like this, this is tight.
Steward: Can I take your jacket, sir?
Carter: My jacket? No, no, you can take this bag though.

Agent Russ: Carter, we're impressed with the great job you did yesterday, so when you get back there's gonna be an FBI badge waiting for you.
Carter: You serious? I don't know what to say. It's like a dream come true. I got an idea though, I got an idea. Why don't y'all take that badge and shove it up your ass. All up in your ass. I'm LAPD.
[Walks towards the plane]
Agent Whitney: Bitch.

[Carter has just been booted in the head]
Carter: ...which one of y'all kicked me?

Carter: I don't want no partner, I don't need no partner and I ain't never gonna have no partner. Did Kojak have a partner?
Tania Johnson: Yeah the fat guy.
Carter: Well he wasn't ever with him. Did Columbo have a partner?
Tania Johnson: Captain Diel ordered me to go with you on that bust because you needed bomb squad back up but once again you screwed me and you screwed yourself.

Captain Diel: Two officers were shot, one man lost a pinkie.
Carter: But didn't nobody die!
Captain Diel: You destroyed half a city block!
Carter: That block was already messed up.
Captain Diel: And you lost a lot of evidence!
Carter: We still got a little bit left.

Carter: Don't act like you don't know nothing, I'll take all your ass to the jail, right now if I don't get the answers. Ok. You think I am a fool, you are playin' me like a fool, Ok. Ok... Lee go outside it's gonna be a little dangerous in here.

Carter: I'm lookin' out for you when I reach the top. I'm gonna make you mayor.
Captain Diel: I'd rather you didn't.

Carter: C'mon! You got everybody excited about something being blowed up, and look at your little punk British ass.

[Carter has snatched a guard's gun]
Carter: Hahahahaha! You didn't know I could do that, did you? Put your hands up! Put your hands up! I ain't gonna kill you this time. I'm just gonna kick your ass!
[Carter kicks the guard and knocks him out with the gun]
Carter: You tell your friends about me.

Lee: Why would they not want my help?
Carter: Because they don't give a damn about you! They don't like you! I don't like you!
Lee: I don't care! I'm here for the girl!
Carter: The girl don't like you! Nobody likes you!

Chin: I'm no punk bitch!
Carter: I'm no punk bitch neither!
Chin: *I'm* no punk bitch!

[Carter is trying to convince Officer Bobby to let him into the prison after-hours]
Carter: Bobby, didn't I look the other way that time you bought that bag of weed?
Officer Bobby: I was splittin' it with you!
Carter: Well, didn't I give you the bigger half?

Carter: [after killing Sang] Wipe yourself off, man. You dead.

Carter: My baby's been shitting all over the house.

Lee: [handcuffs Lee to the steering wheel] Hey, what are you doing?
Carter: You ain't the only one with quick hands now, right? Wah!

Carter: [after suitcase opens and money falls from ceiling] Thank you God!

Lee: Carter! I can't hold any more! I'm slipping!
Carter: Hang on a minute, I'll go get help!
Lee: [shouts] Carter!
Carter: Ah, I was just playin' wit ya...

Carter: [sees a man smoking pot] Is this weed?
[starts smelling the joint]
Carter: You got a perscription for this?
Cigaweed Man: Uhh... it's uhh... uhhh...
Carter: Where's it at? I should take your ass to jail, you know that?
Cigaweed Man: For what?
Carter: For what? Look at this!
Cigaweed Man: That's nothing but a cigarette...
Carter: That's cigaweed!
Cigaweed Man: Well it looked like a cigarette...
Carter: You better have glaucoma.
Cigaweed Man: I do.

Sang: [Looks at Carter's badge] FBI Huh?
Carter: FBI? No, I'm not FBI, I'm a security guard... at the mall!
Sang: [Motions to kill Carter]
Carter: Oh hell nah, he didn't mean that. He meant cut me loose!

Carter: [out-take, to Consul Han] What is this shit about your daughter?

[after Clive refuses to answer Carter, Lee steps in his way]
Clive Cod: Oh, you want some too? I'll give you all you want.
Lee: Give me a name.
Clive Cod: I ain't telling you shit.
[Lee takes out Soo-Yung's picture]
Lee: She's only eleven years old. I don't want her to die.
[Clive shifts his gaze]
Lee: Look at the picture! I don't care about him, I don't care about you! I care about the little girl. Give me the name.
[pause]
Clive Cod: [lowers voice] The guy's name is Juntao. I never seen him.
Lee: Where can I find him?
Clive Cod: Foo Chow Restaurant, Chinatown.
[He heads back to his cell]
Carter: Foo Chow Restaurant? Thank you, Clive!
Clive Cod: [to Lee] Get rid of this guy, he's gonna get you killed.

Lee: I didn't know you spoke Chinese.
Carter: I never told you I didn't, you just assumed I didn't.

Carter: I'm still the law around, clean it up... and brush your teeth.

[Det. Carter is on the phone with Cptn. Diel complaining about the crappy G-14 classified assingment given to him by the FBI]
Carter: Captain, I don't think this is funny. No, seriously, Captain. Now I ain't playin'. Call the FBI and tell 'em you made a mistake.
Captain Diel: I can't do that, Carter. I'm sure that you and Mr. Lee will have a nice time together!
[Cptn. Diel, Det. Johnson, and other cops laugh]
Carter: [getting angry] I'm warning you, man. You better call the FBI or I'm dropping his ass off at Panda Express.
Captain Diel: You drop this case, Carter, and you're suspended for two months without pay!
Carter: All right. Well, you can forget about bein' Mayor then.
Tania Johnson: Congratulations, Carter. Look like you finally got yourself a partner.
[Johnson hangs up; everyone is laughing]

Carter: Man, what you got me eatin'?
Lee: That's eel.
Carter: Is it good?
Lee: Very good.
Carter: What you got?
Lee: Camel's Hump.
Carter: What?
Lee: [enuciates] Camel's Hump
[Carter takes a bite of the eel while Lee eats his Camel's Hump]
Carter: Mmm! Kinda good. Needs a little Hot sauce, but it's kinda good though.

Captain Diel: [On the phone with the FBI] Well, even if I said anything, who would want the Bullshit job.
[about Carter]
Captain Diel: He's a disgeace to me, he's a disgrace to my department, he's a disgrace to...
[Seeing Carter coming in]
Captain Diel: Dan, I'm sending someone right over.
[Hangs up]
Carter: Cap'n, Cap'n, I know you read the papers this morning. They lie, you know I don't do nothin' like that, y'know how they exaggerate, they just want a story.
Captain Diel: 2 officers were shot, 1 man lost a pinky.
Carter: But, nobody died.
Captain Diel: You destroyed half a city block.
Carter: That block was already messed up.
Captain Diel: You destroyed a lot of evidence.
Carter: We still have some left.
Captain Diel: What you did was dangerous, and completely against policy, not only that...
[Leans over to him, calmly]
Captain Diel: You did a good job.
Carter: [In disbelief] What?
Captain Diel: Everybody is so image proned, a lot of the cops around here are afraid of their own goddamn shadow, I like an officer that can, lay it on the line.

Luke: [after Lee leaves the room, Carter laughs] Don't come up here in my place of business and scaring me like that, god damn.
Carter: I was just playing, man, gimme a hug.
[Luke and Carter hug]
Carter: I'm just schoolin' that rookie, man, showin' him the ropes. Why you didn't come to church sunday?
Luke: I had some things to take care of, but I made the night service, though.
Carter: Yeah, yeah, look, com'ere, I wanna holla at you.
Luke: What's up?
Carter: I need to know who this guy is runnin' 'round town buying up all these explosives and weapons.
Luke: I know nothin' about that, baby.
Carter: Luke, Look man, I know what you do man, and the only reason why I ain't busted your ass is 'cause you my cousin, and it'd kill Aunt Bootsie.
Luke: Why you gonna put Aunt Bootsie in this?
Carter: Luke, I ain't playing, man. I know she gotta bad heart, but if I have to I will bust your ass. Tell me something.
Luke: The word down in Chinatown is there's this new dude in town. Bad ass dude outta Hong Kong, buying up every god damn thing.
Carter: What's his name?
Luke: Shit, I don't know his name, man, he ain't buyin' shit from me.
Carter: You don't know his name?
Luke: Naw.
Carter: God damn, don't nobody know his name.

Lee: [to Soo Young] And don't worry, America is a very friendly place.
Carter: [cut to]
Carter: [Carter driving erratically on the LA Streets]
Carter: Stupid fool get the hell out of my way!

Carter: [to Griffin] Want to blow something up, huh? Come on push the button. Push the button.
Soo Yung: [to Carter] What are you doing?
Carter: [to Soo Yung] Just playing, play along.
[to Griffin]
Carter: Come on push the button!
Soo Yung: Yeah come on, push the button!
Carter: Blow everybody up!
Soo Yung: Yeah blow everybody up!
Carter: Push the goddamn button!
Soo Yung: Push the goddamn button!
Carter: You heard what she said. Come on you get everybody excited about something being blown up, and look at your punk British-ass!


Rush Hour 3 (2007)
[from trailer]
Detective James Carter: How do you say surrender in Chinese?

[from trailer]
Detective James Carter: We need to get her to relax.
Chief Inspector Lee: Maybe we should put on a dirty movie.
Detective James Carter: Lee!
Chief Inspector Lee: Only $9.95.

Master Yu: May I help you?
Detective James Carter: We'll be asking the questions old man. Who are you?
Master Yu: Yu.
Detective James Carter: No, not me. You.
Master Yu: Yes, I'm Yu.
Detective James Carter: Just answer the damn question! Who are you?
Master Yu: I have told you!
Detective James Carter: Are you deaf?
Master Yu: No. Yu is blind.
Detective James Carter: I'm not blind. You blind.
Master Yu: That is what I just said.
Detective James Carter: You just said what?
Master Yu: I did not say what, I said Yu.
Detective James Carter: That's what I'm asking you.
Master Yu: And Yu was answering.
Detective James Carter: Shut up!
Detective James Carter: You!
Master Yu: Yes?
Detective James Carter: Not you. Him! What's your name?
Mi: Mi.
Detective James Carter: Yes, you.
Mi: I'm Mi.
Master Yu: He's Mi and I'm Yu.
Detective James Carter: And I'm about to whoop your old ass man because I am sick of playing games! You, me? Everybody's ass around here!

[from trailer]
Genevieve: [while making out on the bed] I have never been with an American man before.
Detective James Carter: Neither have I!

[from trailer]
Genevieve: I'm a bad girl.
Detective James Carter: Hallelujah!
[kisses her]

[from trailer]
French Assassin: [shouts at Carter in French]
Detective James Carter: [to Lee] What the hell is that?
Chief Inspector Lee: I think he's speaking French.
Detective James Carter: [slaps assassin] You Asian. Stop humiliating yourself!

[from trailer]
Detective James Carter: I don't know what you been feedin' him, but he is TOO DAMN BIG!

[from trailer]
Genevieve: I'm going to go into the bathroom and make myself more comfortable.
Detective James Carter: Need some matches?

Detective James Carter: Well, for your information, I'm part Chinese now. That's right, Lee. For the last three years, I have studied the ancient teachings of Buddha, earning two black belts in Wu Shu martial arts, spending every afternoon the Hong Kong Massage parlor. I'm half Chinese, baby!
Chief Inspector Lee: If you're half Chinese, I'm half black. I'm your brother and I'm fly. You down with that, Snoopy? That's dope, innit?
Detective James Carter: Sorry, Lee. You can't be black. There's a height requirement.

Detective James Carter: Lee, I'm going to kill you if we die!

Detective James Carter: Lee I got a big problem man this guys on steroids! His head is as big as Barry Bonds!

Detective James Carter: Come on, Crouching Tiger! Don't you hide that dragon!

Detective James Carter: Freeze, or I'll blow your ass cheeks off!

Detective James Carter: Don't move or I'll shoot you and the Temptations.

Detective James Carter: Lee, I'm alive. My whole life flashed in front of me. In three years I'll be married to a Chinese woman. We had three kids, look just like you, only a little darker.

Detective James Carter: It's over Reynard, you know what it's like for old men in prison. They call you Pops, they make you work in the library, your best friend is gonna be a MOUSE.

Detective James Carter: You can't be black. There's a height requirement.

Detective James Carter: [singing American national anthem] Oh say can you see, by the darker delight.

Detective James Carter: Holy Mother of Jesus! She's a man! I went to second base with a damn Frenchman!

Marsha: I want a lawyer!
Detective James Carter: You need a personal trainer! This license says you weigh 180 pounds; that's more than the damn car, girl!
Marsha: I have a thyroid condition!
Detective James Carter: Well stop eating thyroids!

Detective James Carter: [to Lee on the plane to Paris, France] Did you know that the average French woman is naked 34 percent of the time?
Chief Inspector Lee: We're not going there to meet women.

Detective James Carter: [walks over to Genevieve's table, sits down and introduces himself] Carter, James Carter.

Detective James Carter: No wonder Lance Armstrong came all the way here to ride a bike!

[Carter has just defeated a group of Triads by himself]
Detective James Carter: Everybody was Kung fu fighting! That man was fast as lightning!

Chief Inspector Lee: You know nothing about me!
Kenji: I do know that you don't have a wife or kids, you have nothing, just like me!
Detective James Carter: I wouldn't say nothing. He has me his brother from another mother.

Detective James Carter: [to Lee, as they ride the elevator to their rooms] It's all your fault. How come you didn't tell me about Kenji?
Chief Inspector Lee: [clearly upset] That was none of your business.
Detective James Carter: In cased you missed it, man; people are trying to kill me! I'me covered in shit and some French cop whooped my ass with some yellow pages, man. So don't tell me it ain't none of my business.
Chief Inspector Lee: You lucky we're not in Hong Kong. Phone book twice as big.
Detective James Carter: Why didn't you tell me you had a brother, man?

Detective James Carter: [after Det. Revi kisses him cheek to cheek] Hey man! You touch me again, you gonna owe me dinner and movie.
Detective Revi: Congratulations! It appears we have finally brought down the Triad.
Chief Inspector Lee: [total disbelief] We?
Detective James Carter: You didn't do shit!
Chief Inspector Lee: My butt still hurts!
Detective Revi: [winking at Lee] The Americans and the French need to work together in the spirit of brotherhood. Together, we can do anything. Anything!
Detective James Carter: He's right, Lee. Together we can do anything. I'll go this way...
Chief Inspector Lee: And I'll go that way.
[as they team punch Det. Revi]

Detective James Carter: We have an assassin in custody that only speaks French... A limo blows up at the French consulate... And the next meeting of the world court is in Paris, 2 days from now.
Chief Inspector Lee: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Detective James Carter: Yeah, we go to Fiji. Hide out for a year. Maybe change our names. Get jobs as bartenders. And imma call you Kiko.

Detective James Carter: Sister we appreciate you doing this!
Sister Agnes: My pleasure!
Chief Inspector Lee: Sister Agnes please ask who sent him?
[asks in french]
French Assassin: [speaks french]
Sister Agnes: He says your both making a big mistake,that one day youll beg for mercy, he also said...
Chief Inspector Lee: What? Oh please sister we have to know.
Detective James Carter: There's lives at stake.
Sister Agnes: Well he used the N word
Detective James Carter: What? The N word you tell this little mother...
Chief Inspector Lee: Carter, shes a nun.
Detective James Carter: Sister you tell this piece of S word, that I will personally F word him up.
French Assassin, Sister Agnes: [speaks french to assassin]
[speaks french to sister Agnes]
Detective James Carter: Did he say negro?
Sister Agnes: He used the N word, but this time he mentioned your grandmother.
Detective James Carter: You tell him that his mama's an H.
Chief Inspector Lee: Carter I believe whore is spelled with an W.
Detective James Carter: Right W, and his sister's a W and his grandmama is a two bit W who makes double cause she got no teeth you tell him I said that.
French Assassin, Sister Agnes: [speaks french to assassin]
[speaks french to Sister Agnes]
Chief Inspector Lee: Did he say it again?
Sister Agnes: No, this time he called this gentleman a word that means cat and another word that rhymes with maggot.
Chief Inspector Lee: What? Well you can tell him hes a A.W.
Detective James Carter: Ugh, Lee hole is spelled with an H.
Sister Agnes: I have a dictionary upstairs.
Chief Inspector Lee: Just call him an asshole!
Sister Agnes: [assassin speaks french] He says you been both marked for death like Han and the girl.

Detective James Carter: [while driving furiously on road yelling at another driver] I'm giving your ass a ticket when I come back!

Detective James Carter: [to Lee] Lee, he might be your brother but turn him into your sister.

Detective James Carter: [singing] Everybody was kung fu fighting! Those cats were fast as lightning!
[sees woman hanging out the window by arms]
Detective James Carter: SOO YUNG!

French Assassin: [Speaks French]
Detective James Carter: What the hell is that?
Chief Inspector Lee: I think he's speaking french.
Detective James Carter: French? What kind of china-man speak french? Tell him to stop playing around and talk right.
Chief Inspector Lee: How can i tell him? I don't speak french.


"Rush Hour: Pilot (#1.1)" (2016)
Jonathan Lee: This is unacceptable.
James Carter: You speak English!