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Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.

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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>

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detective | fbi | consul | chinese | hong kong | See more »

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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)  »

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Rush Hour  »

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

The afro and mustache in the photo on Detective Carter's badge were added as an afterthought in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Carter picks up the tapestry, some of the fallen bills are lying on it. When Lee slides down, the money is gone. See more »

Quotes

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.
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References There's Something About Mary (1998) See more »

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Mother's Son
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
Courtesy of Curtom Classics/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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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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