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Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.

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The plot is unknown at this time.

Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker
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Cast

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Lee
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Griffin / Juntao
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Robert Littman ...
Michael Chow ...
Dinner Guest
Julia Hsu ...
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Cop at Diner
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Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
Yang Lin ...
Consul Secretary (as Yan Ling)
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George Cheung ...
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Storyline

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Two cops. One is all talk. The other is all action. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence and shootings, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gas do daske  »

Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,809,093 (UK) (4 December 1998)

Gross:

$141,153,686 (USA) (19 February 1999)
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Trivia

Carter's Vette's license plate has the same three-letter combination as the license plate of the van that the consul's daughter is held in. See more »

Goofs

When Tania Johnson hangs up on Carter we hear a dial tone. It's a useful cinematic device to accentuate the hanging-up moment, but you don't hear a dial tone on a cell phone. See more »

Quotes

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?
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Featured in Shooting the Police: Cops on Film (2006) See more »

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Can I Get a ..
Written by Jay Z (as Shawn Carter), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins) and Robert Mays
Performed by Jay Z and featuring Amil (of Major Coinz) & Ja Rule
Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
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A funny cop buddy film, with a good chemistry between Chan and Tucker
2 August 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie, and I was surprised at how good it was despite some of the *obnoxious* loudmouth phrases by Chris Tucker. I think he got a little too mouthy at some scenes. But other than that the movie is pretty good.

The plot is after consul Han Solon's daughter is kidnapped, a close friend of Han's, Detective Inspector Lee(Jackie Chan) is sent in to help because Han does not fully rely on the work of the FBI alone. So an LAPD officer James Carter(Chris Tucker) is sent in to help keep Lee out of trouble. It had some very good lines passed between the actors, and you could tell they were having a fun time together acting. Some of the martial arts/karate that Chan does in the film is impressive, just like in all his films, and Tucker does a good job playing the loud mouth(even if he did get out of hand sometimes). I'm going to definately see the sequel, Rush Hour 2. I would give this film 3/5 stars. It's a good movie to just rent out, or watch on tv some night.


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