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Rush Hour (1998)

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A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

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Consul Han
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First Caucasian
Michael Chow ...
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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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Soo Yung's Bodyguard
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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>

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence and shootings, and for language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,001,803, 20 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$141,153,686, 21 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,386,864
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Trivia

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Quotes

Lee: Ah! Beach Boys!
Carter: Oh, hell no! You didn't just touch my goddamn radio!
Lee: The Beach Boys are great American music.
Carter: The Beach Boys gonna get you a great ass whuppin'. Don't you ever touch a black man's radio, boy! You can do that in China but you can get your ass killed out here, man!
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Hip Hug-Her
Written by Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn (as Donald "Duck" Dunn), Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (as Booker T. & the MG's)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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buddy comedies ever after
7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Obviously, "Rush Hour" is mostly just another buddy comedy, but there's so much hilarious dialogue between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, that it's all worthwhile. When a consul's daughter gets kidnapped, Tucker gets hired to take the case, but Chan gets brought in from Hong Kong to assist. Naturally, they have a very hard time cooperating.

I guess that a major aspect of these movies is that you shouldn't try to take them seriously; just accept them as completely crazy. With Chan doing his martial arts and Tucker being a loudmouth, it's a great time from start to finish. Also starring Elizabeth Pena, Chris Penn, and Tom Wilkinson. I liked the sequel equally.


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