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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>

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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The afro and mustache in the photo on Detective Carter's badge were added as an afterthought in post-production. See more »


As Lee and Carter are sliding down the steps of the Foo Chow Chinese Restaurant, after fighting in the upper room, you see a bullet hole in the wall, which is clearly not on the wall in the next shot. See more »


Carter: You know that other stuff but you don't know his name?
Luke: Man, people tell me shit... Achoo!
Carter: What's wrong with you?
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Crazy Credits

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


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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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