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Release Date:
18 September 1998 (USA) See more »
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Two cops. One is all talk. The other is all action. See more »
Plot:
Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Entertaining film which owes its success to the chemistry between the two leading stars. See more (307 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ken Leung ... Sang

Jackie Chan ... Lee

Tom Wilkinson ... Griffin / Juntao

Tzi Ma ... Consul Han
Robert Littman ... First Caucasian
Michael Chow ... Dinner Guest
Julia Hsu ... Soo Yung

Chris Tucker ... Carter

Chris Penn ... Clive

Kai Lennox ... Cop at Diner

Larry Sullivan ... Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
Yang Lin ... Consul Secretary (as Yan Ling)

Roger Fan ... Soo Yung's Bodyguard
George Cheung ... Soo Yung's Driver
Lucy Lin ... Exposition Official

Rex Linn ... Agent Whitney

Mark Rolston ... Agent Russ

Elizabeth Peña ... Johnson

Philip Baker Hall ... Captain Diel

Jason Davis ... Kid at Theatre

John Hawkes ... Stucky
Gene LeBell ... Taxi Driver (as Jean Lebell)
Wayne King ... Cigaweed Man (as Wayne A. King)

Manny Perry ... Bartender
Kevin L. Jackson ... Pool Player (as Kevin Jackson)
Ronald D. Brown ... Pool Hall Doorman

Clifton Powell ... Luke

Matthew Barry ... Market Clerk (as Matt Barry)

Stanley DeSantis ... FBI Gate Guard #1

Dan Martin ... FBI Gate Guard #2
Kevin Lowe ... Another Agent

Billy Devlin ... FBI Agent at Building
Tommy Bush ... Bomb Practice Sergeant

Barry Shabaka Henley ... Bobby
Albert Wong ... Chin

Ai Wan ... Foo Chow Hostess

Lydia Look ... Foo Chow Waitress
Sumiko 'Osumi' Yahagi ... Japanese Tourist (as Sumiko 'Osumi' Chan)
Man-Ching Chan ... Japanese Tourist / Juntao's Man (as Man Ching Chan)
Ken Lo ... Juntao's Man (as Kenneth Houi Kang Low)

Stuart W. Yee ... Juntao's Man (as Stuart Yee)
Chung Chi Li ... Juntao's Man (as Nicky Chung Chi Li)

Andy Cheng ... Juntao's Man (as Andy Kai Chung Cheng)
Christine Ng ... Flight Attendant #1 (as Christine Ng Wing Mei)
Frances Fong ... Socialite

Robert Kotecki ... Convention Center Agent
Mike Ashley ... Male Fight Attendant

Ada Tai ... Flight Attendant #2

Arlene Tai ... Flight Attendant #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Ameri ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Stephen Blackehart ... SWAT Captain (uncredited)

Victoria Genisce ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Sarah Krasner ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Yung Kwan ... Juntao's Man in Hong Kong (uncredited)
Mars ... Juntao's Man in Hong Kong (uncredited)

Jody Millard ... Police Officer #2 (uncredited)
Deirdre O'Brien ... Blonde Tourist (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson ... Card Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Brett Ratner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ross LaManna (story)

Jim Kouf (screenplay) and
Ross LaManna (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Leon Dudevoir .... co-executive producer
James M. Freitag .... associate producer
Jonathan Glickman .... producer
Wayne Morris .... associate producer
Arthur M. Sarkissian .... producer (as Artur Sarkissian)
Art Schaefer .... co-producer
Jay Stern .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
 
Casting by
Matthew Barry 
Nancy Green-Keyes 
 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas Fichter 
 
Set Decoration by
Lance Lombardo 
 
Costume Design by
Sharen Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Alling .... makeup artist
Amy L. Disarro .... makeup artist
Melanie Hughes .... key makeup artist
Kim Messina .... hair stylist (as Kimi Messina)
Myke Michaels .... key makeup artist
Paul Anthony Morris .... hair stylist: Mr. Tucker
Joanetta Stowers .... makeup artist: Mr. Tucker (as Joanetta Stevenson-Stowers)
Brandon Waggoner .... hair stylist
Larry Waggoner .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Carla Fry .... executive in charge of production
Diana Kaufman .... post-production supervisor
Wayne Morris .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Cass Jr. .... first assistant director: second unit (as David S. Cass Jr.)
David Cass Jr. .... second assistant director (as David S. Cass Jr.)
William Cheng .... first assistant director: additional unit, Hong Kong
James M. Freitag .... first assistant director
Terry Leonard .... second unit director
Michael Neumann .... first assistant director: additional photography
Eric Oliver .... second assistant director: second unit
Eric Oliver .... second second assistant director
Ken Siu .... assistant director: Hong Kong
 
Art Department
Richard F. Anderson .... assistant property master
George Atamian .... set dresser
Joe Bachelor .... scenic artist
Todd Bennett .... plaster foreman
Charley Cabrera .... art department production assistant
Donna Cihak .... set dresser
Kevin Conlin .... construction coordinator
Steven DeSantis .... stage foreman
Vincent DeSantis .... propmaker foreman
Roland Fullajtar .... construction
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman
Dean B. Katz .... lead person
Ritchie Kremer .... property master
Mark A. Mancinelli .... plaster foreman
Brandy Mancinelli-DeSantis .... painter
Amy Martin .... art department coordinator
Garry McEvoy .... stand-by painter
Dennis Miyamoto .... construction accountant
Jeff Ozimek .... set designer
Ron Patterson .... assistant property master
Patte Strong-Lord .... set designer (as Patte Strong)
Mark Vena .... storyboard artist (as Maric Vena)
 
Sound Department
Carmen Baker .... first assistant sound editor (as Carmen Hocson Baker)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jim Brookshire .... dialogue editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist (as Jeannette Browning)
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Albert Gasser .... dialogue editor
Rich Green .... foley coordinator
Dick Hansen .... cable person (as Richard Hansen)
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Nils C. Jensen .... sound effects editor
Ivan Johnson .... sound recordist
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
David Kern .... sound effects editor
John Kwiatkowski .... dialogue editor
Anne Laing .... assistant adr editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Nancy MacLeod .... sound effects editor
Donald J. Malouf .... sound designer
Donald J. Malouf .... supervising sound editor
Kim H. Ornitz .... production sound mixer
Michele Perrone .... supervising adr editor
Neil Porter .... pdl (as Neal Porter)
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer
Philip J. Slattery .... apprentice sound editor (as Philip Slattery)
Chris Sparkes .... pdl
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Ann L. Thornberg .... first assistant sound editor
Scott Weber .... foley mixer
David Ylizaliturri .... digital layback
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jan Aaris .... additional special effects (as Jan H. Aaris)
Jim Anderson .... special effects production assistant
Greg Dennison .... additional special effects (as Greg P. Dennison)
Charles E. Dolan .... additional special effects
Charles E. Dolan .... special effects foreman
Marvin Felton .... special effects
Gene Grigg .... additional special effects (as Dewey Gene Grigg)
Dennis King .... special effects coordinator: additional effects (as Dennis W. King)
Hon Cheung Lau .... special effects: Hong Kong
Ken MacInnes .... additional special effects (as Kenneth MacInnes)
Kenneth Macinnes .... additional special effects
Shirley Montefusco .... special effects crew
Vincent Montefusco .... special effects supervisor
Dale Newkirk .... special effects
Ron Petruccione .... special effects
William Plant .... production supervisor: The Production Plant
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... additional special effects
Ken Tarallo .... special effects
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects foreman (as Beecher J. Tomlinson)
Michael Wilmot .... additional special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tony Anthony .... compositor: Optical Illusions
Reid Baker .... compositor: Optical Illusions
Reid Burns .... effects producer: Optical Illusions, Inc.
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects supervisor
C. Marie Davis .... visual effects executive producer: CIS Hollywood
Linda Drake .... visual effects supervisor: Wildcat Digital Effects
Larry Gaynor .... digital paint and rotoscope artist: CIS Hollywood
Gary Goldstein .... digital paint and rotoscope artist: CIS Hollywood
Kris Gregg .... compositor: Optical Illusions
Isabell Heimerdinger .... compositor: Optical Illusions
Michael Hofstein .... visual effects cinematographer
Kenneth Jones .... visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood (as Dr. Ken Jones)
Pete Kelley .... compositor: Optical Illusions
Mark Kolpack .... visual effects supervisor: PERFX, INC.
Dawn Llewellyn .... visual effects editor: CIS Hollywood
Jeff Matakovich .... visual effects supervisor: Optical Illusions
Suzanne Mitus-Uribe .... digital artist: CIS Hollywood
Danny Mudgett .... digital artist: CIS Hollywood
Gregory Oehler .... digital artist: CIS Hollywood
William Plant .... production supervisor: The Production Plant
Ricardo Torres .... lead digital compositor: The Production Plant
Andrew Tucker .... compositing supervisor: The Production Plant
Dan A. Walker .... digital artist: Optical Illusion
 
Stunts
Eddie Braun .... assistant stunt coordinator: Mr. Leonard
Troy Brown .... stunts
Brian Burrows .... stunts
Hal Burton .... stunts
Darryl Chan .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Man-Ching Chan .... assistant stunt coordinator
Andy Cheng .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Andy Kai Chung Cheng)
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
David D. Darling .... stunts (as Dave Darling)
Al Goto .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunt double: Mr. Tucker
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Muhammed Ali Kesici .... action coordinator
Wayne King .... stunts
Malosi Leonard .... stunts
Matt Leonard .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Will Leong .... stunts
James Lew .... stunts
Chung Chi Li .... stunt coordinator: Hong Kong Stunt Team (as Nicky Chung Chi Li)
David Loitz .... precision driver
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts
Sam Maloof .... stunts
Anthony T. Pennello .... stunts (as Tony Pinello)
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger
Kerry Rossall .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Tim Trella .... stunts
William Washington .... stunts
Big Daddy Wayne .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Ming-Sing Wong .... stunt coordinator (as Sam Wong)
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Joni Avery .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Beard .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Andy Cheng .... stunts (uncredited)
Wah Cheung .... stunts (uncredited)
Jared S. Eddo .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Shawn Kautz .... stunts (uncredited)
Yung Kwan .... stunts (uncredited)
Chung Chi Li .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Lo .... stunts (uncredited)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Chris Tucker (uncredited)
Mars .... stunts (uncredited)
Jane Oshita .... stunt double: Julia Hsu (uncredited)
James Ryan .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Mike Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
William Tuen .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Werner .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Wong .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Young .... precision driver coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Anderson .... Steadicam operator
Colin Anderson .... camera operator: "b" camera
William D. Barber .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mike Benson .... director of photography: additional unit, Hong Kong
Mike Benson .... director of photography: second unit
Lisa Bonaccorso .... camera loader: "c" camera second assistant
Gary Brostrom .... rigging grip
Derek Bruyere .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Charles John Bukey .... key grip
Alan Cohen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bill Greenberg .... rigging electrician
Shai Greenberg .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul A. Hardiman .... lighting technician
Robert Jason .... gaffer
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. .... best boy electric
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Jerry Marshall .... video assist operator
Raymond Michels .... rigging grip
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip
Craig Price .... grip
Thomas J. Ruffner .... best boy grip
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Frank Scheidbach .... rigging gaffer
Alan Shultz .... dolly grip
Alfred E. Smithey .... best boy rigging grip
Jimi Udel .... rigging grip
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional camera operator
Rodney Veto .... best boy grip
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Danny Wynands .... motorcycle camera action trax
Paul Caven .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Cosgrove Vincent Norstadt .... casting assistant (as Christopher Johnson)
Steve Spiker .... extras casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cathy Crandall .... assistant costume designer
Troy Johnson .... costumer: Mr. Tucker
Paul Lopez .... costume supervisor
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer
Loring I. Spicer .... key set costumer
Catherine Peña .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Alden Delos Santos .... dailies assist
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Chris Jackson .... assistant editor
Douglas Kunin .... assistant editor
Jody Levin .... executive in charge of post-production
Michael Mahoney .... assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Stephanie Olah .... post-production coordinator
Laura Steiger .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Broucek .... music executive
Dannyelle Bryant .... chief assistant to music director
Frank Capp .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Bruce Dukov .... concertmaster
Ruy Folguera .... music programmer: electronic music
Janice Hayen .... music copyist
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator
Gary Jones .... music supervisor
Mark Kaufman .... music clearance executive
Jon Kull .... additional orchestrator (as John Kull)
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor
Jonathan McHugh .... soundtrack executive
John Richards .... score mixer
Chris Ridenhour .... assistant music preparation
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Patrick Russ .... additional orchestrator
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... driver generator operator
Martin Coblenz .... transportation coordinator
Hal Lary .... transportation captain
Bill Young .... precision driver coordinator
 
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... production assistant
Bohnie Avanzino .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Kelly Balfe .... production secretary
Rodney Barnes .... set security (as Rodney P. Barnes)
Kevin Beard .... set production assistant
Judy Blinick .... first assistant accountant
T.K. Carter .... dialogue coach: Mr. Tucker
Sam M. Cobb .... set medic
Jori Espinosa .... second assistant accountant
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... location manager (as Dianne Ketchum)
Emily Glatter .... in-house production coordinator
Michelle Gold .... on-set production assistant
Wayne Johnson .... photo double: Mr. Tucker
Wayne Johnson .... stand-in: Mr. Tucker
Rick Joseph .... assistant: Arthur Sarkissian
Lawrence Kennedy .... dialogue coach: Mr. Tucker
Valerie Mickaelian Kucera .... production coordinator
Mark J. Levenstein .... production accountant (as Mark J. Levenstein)
Chung Chi Li .... assistant martial arts director: additional Hong Kong unit (as Li Chung Chi)
Grace Liu .... production assistant
Laurent Marchand .... caterer
Mimi N. McGreal .... assistant production coordinator
Mimi N. McGreal .... production coordinator: second unit
Haley McLane .... script supervisor
Mike Piccirillo .... office production assistant
Nathan Polatin .... location scout
Bronwyn Preston .... unit publicist
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot (as Alan Purwin)
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
Chuck Rousseau .... armorer
Nina Saxon .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Margaret L. Schlaifer .... studio teacher
Christopher Senger .... voice-over
J. Marc Strachan .... location manager (as John Marcus Strachan)
Beth Theriac .... locations office coordinator (as Elizabeth A. Theriac)
Craig W. van Gundy .... assistant location manager
Diana C. Weng .... dialogue coach: Mr. Chan
Robert Wong .... photo double: Mr. Chan
Robert Wong .... stand-in: Mr. Chan
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service
Ted Yoshida .... production assistant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Bruce Gray .... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)
Jim Lau .... voice actor (uncredited)
Jonathan Persky .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bradley James Allan .... special thanks
Jackie Chan Stunt Team .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence and shootings, and for language
Runtime:
98 min | Spain:93 min (DVD edition)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chris Tucker improvised much of his dialogue as he normally does in his films.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in one of the blast shields during the bomb disposal training.See more »
Quotes:
Agent Russ:Carter, we're impressed with the great job you did yesterday, so when you get back there's gonna be an FBI badge waiting for you.
Carter:You serious? I don't know what to say. It's like a dream come true. I got an idea though, I got an idea. Why don't y'all take that badge and shove it up your ass. All up in your ass. I'm LAPD.
[Walks towards the plane]
Agent Whitney:Bitch.
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34 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining film which owes its success to the chemistry between the two leading stars., 7 March 1999
Author: David Choi from New Jersey, USA

Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) is a wisecracking, plays by his own rules type policeman who gets a little bit carried away with his job. When a drug bust goes haywire and two cops caught in the crossfire are shot, the LAPD Supervisor knows it's all Carter's fault! Not looking very highly towards Carter, the LAPD Supervisor gives him two options: Either be suspended without his badge for two months, or help the FBI chase after a gang of ruthless criminals who have kidnapped a Chinese Diplomat's daughter (Julie Hsu). The choices for this egotistic, self-centered cop will not be simple...

Enter Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan), a police officer who wrote the book on fighting crime. Back in LA, Carter immediately gets his feet wet before shortly experiencing a chagrin moment. Detective Carter has learned that his assignment is to baby-sit Inspector Lee. Carter must make sure that Lee does not interfere with the FBI's business. Carter is not happy with the workload he is responsible for, but he must fulfill his duty nonetheless...

Carter usually works alone...this time, he has company. Reluctantly, the Lee and Carter align together and a culture clash becomes obvious. The wonderful pair is drawn to a series of mishaps, conspiracies, and plenty of high kicking action and adventure! Carter shows Lee a tour or two around the city of Los Angeles; and the pair quickly become best buddies. However, Lee and Carter can't help but to interfere with the FBI's affairs. Lee cares only so much about the kidnapped child. He feels that he must help track her down before the nefarious villains murder her... Meanwhile, Carter ticks off a few of the locals before he faces absolute terror. Can Lee convince Carter to focus on this mission to rescue the Diplomat's daughter held for ransom? Or will it be too late?

RUSH HOUR is one of the most jamming action/comedy mixtures ever. This film is one awesome venture with the presence of both Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker helping to create a winner for the action genre. RUSH HOUR is entertaining, a fast-paced cop-buddy flick. Part of this film's success owes to the eccentric chemistry between the two leading stars. For example, Jackie Chan's athletic capabilities are strikingly in contrast to Chris Tucker's overzealous, fidgety reactions. Chan's ability to maneuver high risk jumps, leaps, and other assorted dangerous stunts definitely keeps the energy going while Tucker's jittery silliness always creates a warm smile on the viewer's face. Tucker's motor-mouth is surprisingly compatible to Chan's martial arts prowess. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are a definite revelation!

The cast in RUSH HOUR prove themselves worthy of their roles. Besides the two main characters, the supporting cast is terrific. Elizabeth Pena adds a touch of sentimentality as Tucker's unappreciated sidekick who turns out to be an asset to the police department after all. Mark Rolston (ALIENS) and Tzi Ma (CHAIN REACTION, RAPID FIRE) as a strategic FBI agent and Consul Han respectively all add credibility to their parts. Newcomer Julie Hsu is also fabulous as a hostage who proves to be more difficult for the bad guys than they can handle...

RUSH HOUR has top notch stunts mixed with one-of-a-kind comical moments which help make this film an enlightening combination of action and comedy, with a dash of Chan's fantastic skill work.

The Chan-Tucker collaboration is the best on-screen duo since Abbott & Costello! The duo has showed all their right moves and have proven themselves a spectacular heroic pair for moviegoers to cheer on everywhere. Again, the action in RUSH HOUR is no short of exhilarating with outrageous sequences such as Chan trying to protect a valuable vase from the wrath of the bad guys.

Great dance moves by Tucker, but nobody impresses the audience like Jackie Chan leaping from place to place, mowing down the bad guys! RUSH HOUR is fantastic fun! A must-see for die hard action enthusiasts. This film is Jackie Chan's and Chris Tucker's finest hour. Watch for the requisite funny outtakes by the film's end credits.

RATING: *** out of ****.

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