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Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.

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Cop at Diner
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Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
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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detective | consul | chinese | fbi | hong kong | See more »

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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:

£1,809,093 (UK) (4 December 1998)

Gross:

$141,153,686 (USA) (19 February 1999)
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Dave Chappelle was considered for Carter. See more »

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Reflected in one of the blast shields during the bomb disposal training. See more »

Quotes

Carter: I don't want no partner, I don't need no partner and I ain't never gonna have no partner. Did Kojak have a partner?
Tania Johnson: Yeah the fat guy.
Carter: Well he wasn't ever with him. Did Columbo have a partner?
Tania Johnson: Captain Diel ordered me to go with you on that bust because you needed bomb squad back up but once again you screwed me and you screwed yourself.
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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,
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Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
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A fun addition to the buddy cop genre
4 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in the US, a Chinese policeman Lee is sent to help the FBI with the investigation. Not wishing his help the FBI arrange a LAPD officer Carter to keep him out of trouble. However with both Lee and Carter keen to be involved in the investigation, they set out on their own to find the girl overcoming both bad guys and cultural differences.

This is yet another buddy cop movie where different partners must overcome their differences to solve a crime. Here the difference is the black culture and the Chinese culture. The story is very unlikely but it makes enough sense to get by, all it needs is to hang in and create lots of set pieces. Which it does - there's not as much action for Jackie Chan as I would have liked and his fight scenes feel toned down in favour of Tucker's manic comedy (this was partially reversed in RH2). This is a shame because Tucker is funny but his manic antics can get a bit irritating in large doses

  • it needed more of Chan.




However it is funny and Chan does hold his own and get to show how fast he is. His fight scenes don't feel as inventive as in other films but he has a good chemistry with Tucker. The bad guys are quite characterless but it doesn't really matter as the lead duo manage to carry the film.

Overall a good buddy cop movie that is a good vehicle for both Chan and Tucker and plays on both their strengths to good effect. However as with RH2 most of the funniest moments come in the closing outtakes, which can't be a good thing.


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