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Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  18 September 1998 (USA)
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Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffin / Juntao
Robert Littman ...
Michael Chow ...
Dinner Guest
Julia Hsu ...
Cop at Diner
Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
Yang Lin ...
Consul Secretary (as Yan Ling)
Lucy Lin ...


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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The Fastest Hands In The East Meet The Biggest Mouth In The West. 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


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,001,803 (USA) (18 September 1998)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Eddie Murphy was offered the role of Carter, but turned it down to make Holy Man (1998) instead. See more »


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 »


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.
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A fun addition to the buddy cop genre
4 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in the US, a Chinese policeman Lee is sent to help the FBI with the investigation. Not wishing his help the FBI arrange a LAPD officer Carter to keep him out of trouble. However with both Lee and Carter keen to be involved in the investigation, they set out on their own to find the girl overcoming both bad guys and cultural differences.

This is yet another buddy cop movie where different partners must overcome their differences to solve a crime. Here the difference is the black culture and the Chinese culture. The story is very unlikely but it makes enough sense to get by, all it needs is to hang in and create lots of set pieces. Which it does - there's not as much action for Jackie Chan as I would have liked and his fight scenes feel toned down in favour of Tucker's manic comedy (this was partially reversed in RH2). This is a shame because Tucker is funny but his manic antics can get a bit irritating in large doses

  • it needed more of Chan.

However it is funny and Chan does hold his own and get to show how fast he is. His fight scenes don't feel as inventive as in other films but he has a good chemistry with Tucker. The bad guys are quite characterless but it doesn't really matter as the lead duo manage to carry the film.

Overall a good buddy cop movie that is a good vehicle for both Chan and Tucker and plays on both their strengths to good effect. However as with RH2 most of the funniest moments come in the closing outtakes, which can't be a good thing.

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