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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  3 August 2001 (USA)
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Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hu Li (as Zhang Ziyi)
Girl in Car (as Meiling Melancon)
Patricia Chan ...
Club Hostess
Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin ...
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It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation. Written by Lordship

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,286,253 (UK) (3 August 2001)


$8,601,812 (Germany) (8 March 2002)

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Seasickness helped Roselyn Sanchez feign a lack of enthusiasm for Chris Tucker's advances in the yacht sequence. See more »


When Carter is in the club singing and invites all the ladies up onto stage with him they are all wearing sequined dresses. When Lee runs out, the women around Carter are wearing beige/tan tops. In the next scene, their dresses revert to the nice dresses again. See more »


Lee: I will bitch-slap you back to Africa.
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Crazy Credits

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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Fun film with big personalities and plenty of action
29 December 2005 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Action-comedy legend Jackie Chan teams up with the amusing Chris Tucker in this off-beat sequel to the 1998 hit, Rush Hour. Both actors create likable characters with slightly more depth to them than the average comedic archetypes. Tucker is a loudmouthed clown from the LAPD, and Chan is a quiet, methodical Chief Inspector from Hong Kong. Not just racial stereotypes, their characters are developed just enough to make you want more from them - particularly Chan's.

The plot begins to develop in earnest about 1/3rd of the way through the film and takes a few predictable twists and turns until reaching a climactic conclusion. John Lone plays Chan's father's former police partner and the leader of the Triads - a huge Hong Kong gang. He plays his character like a Chinese Chris Walken and, along with Ziyi Zhang, his beautiful but psychotic partner, provides a nice dramatic balance to the lunatic Tucker and straight-man Chan. The story evolves to expose a counterfeiting plot in which the Triad, the US Secret Service, and others are all somehow involved.

Chan and Tucker have great chemistry and, with a good supporting cast, they make this sequel work. Rush Hour 2 is a fun, lightweight action film suitable for teens on up.

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