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Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  18 September 1998 (USA)
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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 ...
Lucy Lin ...
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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

Chris Tucker improvised much of his dialogue as he normally does in his films. See more »

Goofs

Some viewers incorrectly perceived that there is a Vietnamese flag inside the home of Consul Han who represents China.

There is no Vietnamese flag in the Chinese Consul's home. Two flags are correctly displayed in the Consul's home, the Hong Kong flag (white flower on red field) and the flag of the People's Republic of China (one large and four small yellow stars on a red field). PRC had just taken back Hong Kong from the British. While at some angles these flags hanging limp may look a bit like the Vietnamese flag (a single yellow star on a red field), they are distinctly Chinese and Hong Kong flags. See more »

Quotes

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!
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Crazy Credits

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Followed by Rush Hour 3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Fight the Power
Written by The Isley Brothers and Chris Jasper
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A great Hollywood Comedy-Action flick
19 December 2006 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This movie is pure comedy from the beginning to the end. You will have a good laugh thanks to Chris Tucker in his role of Carter, a clumsy LA cop. The city of Los Angeles is spectacular and is a great scenario for this entertaining movie. Jackie Chan at its best kicking asses everywhere with an outstanding humble attitude. I think Americans love Jackie Chan because he's so nice and great person.

The main reason why I like this movie is the wonderful duo they play, constantly arguing, while walking around exciting California, USA, about everything, but in the meantime they are loyal partners. The great diversity there is in America singles out in a city like Los Angeles when we go through Chinatown. And fortunately, the movie brings us out there. Interesting cultures melt into a huge variety of ethnicities that make anything possible to happen. This is why America is so interesting and wonderful and we from abroad love her as a beautiful land.

All in all, this is a worth-seeing Hollywood movie and probably you would like to watch it several times!


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