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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

Brett Ratner was a big fan of Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies. He felt that American audiences would not be familiar with the jokes in Jackie's other movies, and deliberately re-used some of his gags. For example, the scene where Inspector Lee accidentally grabs Johnson's breasts is a reference to Jackie Chan's film Mr. Nice Guy (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Lee gets on the bus outside Grauman's Chinese Theater he travels a short distance and then the bus turns a corner, it travels a few blocks before Lee exits by grabbing a street sign. The sign is for Hollywood. However Grauman's Chinese Theater is on Hollywood, and the bus had supposedly traveled some distance before he got off. See more »

Quotes

Luke: [after Lee leaves the room, Carter laughs] Don't come up here in my place of business and scaring me like that, god damn.
Carter: I was just playing, man, gimme a hug.
[Luke and Carter hug]
Carter: I'm just schoolin' that rookie, man, showin' him the ropes. Why you didn't come to church sunday?
Luke: I had some things to take care of, but I made the night service, though.
Carter: Yeah, yeah, look, com'ere, I wanna holla at you.
Luke: What's up?
Carter: I need to know who this guy is runnin' 'round town buying up all these explosives and ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

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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