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

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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,286,253 (UK) (3 August 2001)


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

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Chris Penn was initially to reprise his role of Clive from the first Rush Hour (1998) film. See more »


When Lee is sitting in a car, the song "I'll be missing you" by Sean Combs, starts to play on the radio. We cut away to the caller, and then back - apparently in "real time" - but now the song on the radio is almost at its end, although only 3 seconds have passed. See more »


James Carter: [outtake] Kick the door, Jackie!
Lee: Okay, Chris Tucker!
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I'll Be Missing You
(AKA "Every Breath You Take")
Written by Sting
Performed by Sean Combs (featuring Faith Evans & 112)
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Contains a sample of "Every Breath You Take"
Performed by The Police
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Formulaic but fun!
25 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

James Carter comes to Hong Kong for a holiday with Inspector Lee. However at the same time a bomber is striking key American targets. Carter and Lee get drawn into an investigation into a counterfeiting ring run by Ricky Tan and his new partner Hu Li. Before long their up to their necks in trouble again.

The story doesn't matter because basically it's this - Carter talks funny to somebody while Lee is distracted, it then all kicks off and Lee does lots of fancy moves, it then moves to a different location and the pattern repeats again. Essentially that's it - but it doesn't matter, it worked the first time and it works again here. The story is better than the first film's, although the twists don't work as well as they think they do.

The main improvement since the first movie is that there's more fighting action. In RH Jackie Chan's fighting was toned down to make room for Tucker's comedy. In RH2 Chan is allowed to have much more action and the addition of Zhang Ziyi ups the ante all the more. Tucker still gets to do his big-mouthed comedy and have plenty of banter between him and Chan, be sexual with girls and fight. It's not breaking new ground but it's quite fun.

Chan and Tucker are very good, mainly because they're having fun and comfortable with each other. Lone adds class and menace as Ricky Tan and Sanchez adds spice as the beautiful Isabella. The best addition is Zhang Ziyi - she doesn't have any character but she can certainly move! The cast also has very funny cameos from Don Cheadle and Jeremy Piven - adding laughs and class.

The only problem with the film is that it is so very formulaic and is just a simple crowd pleaser. Some of the banter is a few steps off racism (`I'll kick you back to Africa') and much of Tucker's ogling is borderline sexism. However it's all so very polished that you don't notice.

Overall it's a very entertaining blockbuster. The only problem is this - the funniest bits are the outtakes, shouldn't it have been in the film?!

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