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Rush Hour (1998)

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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Michael Chow ...
Dinner Guest
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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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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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The Fastest Hands In The East Meet The Biggest Mouth In The West. See more »


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

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18 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Martin Lawrence was the original choice for Carter. Eddie Murphy was offered the role of Carter, but he turned it down to make Holy Man (1998) instead. David Chapelle, Will Smith, and Tupac Shakur were all considered for the role of Carter. See more »

Goofs

When Juntao walks out of the control room, he grabs two cases of money, when he reaches the top of the ladder in the Expo Center, he only has one. See more »

Quotes

Captain Diel: [On the phone with the FBI] Well, even if I said anything, who would want the Bullshit job.
[about Carter]
Captain Diel: He's a disgeace to me, he's a disgrace to my department, he's a disgrace to...
[Seeing Carter coming in]
Captain Diel: Dan, I'm sending someone right over.
[Hangs up]
Carter: Cap'n, Cap'n, I know you read the papers this morning. They lie, you know I don't do nothin' like that, y'know how they exaggerate, they just want a story.
Captain Diel: 2 officers were shot, 1 man lost a pinky.
Carter: But, nobody died.
Captain Diel: You destroyed half a city ...
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Referenced in Shanghai Knights (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Surfin' USA
Written by Chuck Berry and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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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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