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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

Pals Forever. If they can get past today. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Brett Ratner, this film is the first one released in the U.S. featuring Jackie Chan in an English-speaking role without any kind of dubbing. According to Ratner, before this film Chan always had his voice dubbed over in his English-speaking roles because of his uncertainty in speaking the language. For this film, however, Ratner convinced him to forgo the dubbing as it would lend to the authenticity of his character. See more »

Goofs

When Carter arrives at the Consul's mansion and we see Carter's Stingray in the background as we walks over the door threshold, the wheels are different than the wheels before-when he threw the keys to the agent and told him to 'take care of it'. See more »

Quotes

[Carter is trying to convince Officer Bobby to let him into the prison after-hours]
Carter: Bobby, didn't I look the other way that time you bought that bag of weed?
Officer Bobby: I was splittin' it with you!
Carter: Well, didn't I give you the bigger half?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Office: The Negotiation (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Ric Cousins, Tamir 'Nokio' Ruffin (as Tamir Ruffin), Warryn Campbell and Sisqó (as Mark Andrews)
Performed by Dru Hill
Dru Hill appears courtesy of University Entertainment/Island Black Music, a division of Island Records,
Inc., a PolyGram Company and Dru Hill, Inc.
Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
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amusing buddy film
13 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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