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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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Cop at Diner
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Yang 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>

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Pals Forever. If they can get past today. 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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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$141,153,686 (USA) (19 February 1999)
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Both Chris Tucker and Chris Penn previously appeared in different Quentin Tarantino films--Penn in Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Tucker in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Carter is picking Lee up from the airport, you can see Lee turn to his left and right saying "xie xie" which means thank you. However when the camera angle changes you can see that there is no one there. See more »

Quotes

Agent Whitney: Well as long as we're gonna humiliate someone, might as well be LAPD.
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Written by Jay Z (as Shawn Carter), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins) and Robert Mays
Performed by Jay Z and featuring Amil (of Major Coinz) & Ja Rule
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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