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
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When Captain Diel is telling Carter about the case he states that the Consul's little girl is ten but when Lee and Carter are at the jail talking to Clive, Lee tells Clive that the little girl is eleven. Lee is using the Chinese method of counting ages, where a person's age is calculated as "1" when you are beginning your first year of life, i.e., when you are born. This contrasts with most Western cultures, in which you are "1" at the end of your first year. See more »
[after killing Sang]
Wipe yourself off, man. You dead.
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Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »
The Chinese Consul's daughter is kidnapped and the FBI steps in to investigate the case. The Consul doesn't trust them however, so he calls in an old friend and police inspector from Hong Kong to aid in the rescue of his daughter. Not wanting to work with outsiders, the FBI pairs him with a cocky, loudmouthed street cop who dreams of becoming a federal agent but doesn't work well with partners. The formula is tired and predictable, but it's redeemed to a surprising extent by the effective pairing of Chan and Tucker, who are an ideal action-comedy duo. Lots of gimmicky action scenes, and big time laughs, with the added bonus of a script that doesn't require a lot of thinking. ***
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