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Rush Hour (1998)

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Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Carter shoots down Clive's car, he starts dancing like Michael Jackson. Three years following the release of this film, Chris Tucker appeared with Jackson in the music video of his song, "You Rock My World." See more »


When James Carter takes the joint away from the man at the pool hall, the joint changes size. See more »


Chin: I'm no punk bitch!
Carter: I'm no punk bitch neither!
Chin: *I'm* no punk bitch!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »


Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry W. Casey) and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Co.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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