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Writers (WGA):
Ross LaManna (characters)
Jeff Nathanson (written by)
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3 August 2001 (USA) See more »
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Get Ready For A Second Rush! See more »
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Cast

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Jackie Chan ... Lee

Chris Tucker ... Carter

John Lone ... Ricky Tan

Ziyi Zhang ... Hu Li (as Zhang Ziyi)

Roselyn Sanchez ... Isabella Molina

Alan King ... Steven Reign

Harris Yulin ... Agent Sterling

Kenneth Tsang ... Captain Chin

Lisa LoCicero ... Receptionist

Mei Melançon ... Girl in Car (as Meiling Melancon)

Maggie Q ... Girl in Car
Patricia Chan ... Club Hostess

Gelbert Coloma ... Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin ... Heaven on Earth Hostess

Cindy Lu ... Heaven on Earth Hostess #2
Wing Sang Pang ... Suit Salesman
Ling Wong Mei ... Chicken Lady
William Tuen ... Carter's Cab Driver
Shawn Peretz ... United Flight Attendant

Audrey Quock ... Kenny's Wife

Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Zing

Jeremy Piven ... Versace Salesman
Verena Mei ... Red Dragon Waitress

Joel McKinnon Miller ... Tex

Angela Little ... Tex's Girlfriend

Julia Schultz ... Tex's Girlfriend

Saul Rubinek ... Red Dragon Box Man

Gianni Russo ... Red Dragon Pit Boss
James J. Ghang ... Red Dragon Stickman
Michael Chow ... Gambler
Teresa Lin ... Gambler

Tanya Newbould ... Gambler

Matthew Barry ... Gambler (as Matt Barry)
James C. Duke ... Gambler (as James Duke)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Anweis ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Tai Li Bond ... Heaven on Earth Hostess (uncredited)

Don Cheadle ... Kenny (uncredited)

Andy Cheng ... Hu Li's assistant (uncredited)

Tom Sean Foley ... Casino Stunt (uncredited)
Constance Hsu ... Prostitute (uncredited)

James Lew ... Triad Gangster (uncredited)

Roger Lim ... Triad Gangster (uncredited)
Mars ... Extra (uncredited)

Kathryn Melton ... Office Assistant (uncredited)

Cynthia Pinot ... High Roller Girl (uncredited)
Nicholas Rich ... Truck Driver (uncredited)

Melissa Scott Clark ... Model #1 (uncredited)

Ivan Shaw ... Triad Gangster (uncredited)

Lina So ... Cashier (uncredited)

Reggi Danielle Sweat ... High Roller Girl (uncredited)
Felicia Tang ... High Roller Girl (uncredited)

Michael A. Tessiero ... Gambler (uncredited)
Jodi Lynn Thomas ... High Roller Girl (uncredited)

Juting Tsang ... Heaven on Earth Host (uncredited)

Natasha Yi ... Heaven on Earth Host (uncredited)

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

Jeff Nathanson (written by)

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Andrew Z. Davis .... executive producer
Michael De Luca .... executive producer
Leon Dudevoir .... co-executive producer
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
James M. Freitag .... associate producer
Jonathan Glickman .... producer
Darryl Jones .... associate producer
Arthur M. Sarkissian .... producer (as Arthur Sarkissian)
Jay Stern .... producer
Charles Wang .... supervising producer: Hong Kong
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
Robert K. Lambert 
 
Casting by
Matthew Barry 
Nancy Green-Keyes 
 
Production Design by
Terence Marsh 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Max Cahn 
Second Chan 
William Cruse 
James E. Tocci 
 
Set Decoration by
Lance Lombardo  (as Lance J. Lombardo)
Rick Simpson 
 
Costume Design by
Rita Ryack 
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Crawford .... makeup artist
René Dashiell Kerby .... makeup artist (as Rene Dashiell)
Tarra D. Day .... assistant makeup artist
Amy L. Disarro .... makeup artist
Kim M. Ferry .... hair stylist
Voni Hinkle .... key hair stylist
Melanie Hughes .... key makeup artist
Deborah Humphries .... makeup artist
Robin McWilliams .... hair stylist
Paul Anthony Morris .... hair stylist: Mr. Tucker
Shari Perry .... key hair stylist
Joanetta Stowers .... makeup artist: Mr. Tucker (as Joanetta Stevenson Stowers)
Carme Tenuta .... makeup artist
Kristina Vogel .... assistant makeup artist
Gigi Williams .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Wan Allen .... production supervisor
William Bowling .... unit manager
Pauline Chan .... production manager
JoAnn Perritano .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Cass Jr. .... second assistant director
Thomas Coe .... additional second second assistant director (as T. Coe)
Mathew Dunne .... first assistant director: second unit
Adam Ben Frank .... second second assistant director: second unit
James M. Freitag .... first assistant director (as Jamie Freitag)
Jamie Marshall .... second assistant director: second unit
Jonathan McGarry .... second assistant director
Conrad E. Palmisano .... second unit director
Matt Pexa .... dga trainee (as Matt J. Pexa)
Paul Schmitz .... additional second second assistant director
Robert Schroer .... second second assistant director (as Robert D. Schroer)
 
Art Department
E.C. Chen .... set designer
Larry Clark .... paint supervisor
Alan Coombs .... labor foreman
Ronald Cox .... propmaker gangboss
Brandee Dell'Aringa .... assistant art director
Neil Gahm .... propmaker
Linda Griffis .... art department coordinator
Randal R. Groves .... foreman
James Hiett .... set lighting designer
James Highgate .... lighting design
Bill Holmquist .... construction coordinator
Peter Jameson .... construction mill foreman
Jeffery J. Jenkins .... paint forman
Charles Kern .... painter
Beatriz Kerti .... assistant art director
Jim Krase .... foreman
Mark Maloof .... painter gangboss
Richard McConnell .... carpenter
Gary Metzen .... painter
Amanda Moss Serino .... additional set decorator
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Aaron Newton .... propmaker
Kari J. Nowell .... assistant property master: Las Vegas
Frank Piercy .... paint foreman
Mark Poll .... set designer
Graham Robertson .... graphic designer
Steve Roll .... carpenter
Lee Ross .... on-set scenic
John A. Scott III .... lead man
Mike Sunga .... leadman
Viva Wang .... set designer
Gregory R. Wolf .... assistant property master
Mak Chi Chung .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Eduardo H. Esparza .... locations foreman (uncredited)
Carl Robarge .... molder/caster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Carmen Baker .... co-supervising sound editor
Jim Brookshire .... supervising dialogue editor
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 .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Linda Folk .... dialogue editor
Kimberly Harris .... supervising adr editor
Kimberly Harris .... supervising sound editor
Cindy Jo Hinkleman .... assistant sound editor (as Cindy Jo 'CJ' Hinkleman)
Doug Jackson .... foley editor
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Stephen Janisz .... dialogue editor
Nils C. Jensen .... co-supervising sound editor
David Kern .... foley editor
David Kern .... sound effects editor
Jason King .... foley editor
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Steve Kohler .... dubbing recordist
Nancy MacLeod .... foley editor
Nancy MacLeod .... sound effects editor
David Marcus .... assistant sound editor
William Munroe .... utility sound
Piero Mura .... foley editor
Piero Mura .... sound effects editor
Kim H. Ornitz .... production sound mixer
Douglas Parker .... assistant sound editor
Nico Salvato .... adr assistant (as Monique Salvato)
Nico Salvato .... assistant sound editor (as Monique Salvato)
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... dialogue editor (as Victoria Sampson)
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Bruce Tanis .... foley editor
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Robert Troy .... adr editor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Dean Zupancic)
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
Bud Raymond .... sound utility (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... special effects technician
Richard Bissetti .... special effects technician (as R. Michael Bissetti)
Chris Brenczewski .... special effects assistant
James Camomile .... special effects powder foreman (as James D. Camomile)
James Camomile .... special effects technician
Tom Ceglia .... special effects assistant
Andre G. Ellingson .... special effects coordinator (as Andre Ellingson)
John W. Fisher .... special effects assistant
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects powder foreman
Michael Meinardus .... special effects consultant (as Mike Meinardus)
Mike Sasgen .... special effects buyer/assistant
Richard Terry Tjelmeland .... special effects assistant (as R. Terry Tjelmeland)
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects assistant (as Douglas David Ziegler)
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects technician
Chuck Khoury .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Adams .... digital artist
Jonathan Alvord .... Avid editor
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Joe Dubs .... digital artist (as Joseph Dubs)
Giovanni Dulay .... production assistant
Dennis Hoffman .... head of production: Cinesite
Arkay Hur .... digital artist
John Joyce .... model maker: Cinema Production Services
Michael Joyce .... miniature supervisor: Cinema Production Services
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Jennifer Lee .... miniature producer: Cinema Production Services
David Lingenfelser .... digital effects supervisor
Kevin Lingenfelser .... visual effects supervisor
Sophia Lo .... digital paint and roto: Cinesite
Ramona Martinez .... digital artist
Dennis McHugh .... visual effects director of photography
Valerie McMahon .... digital artist
Serena Rainbow Naramore .... digital painter (as Serena Naramore)
Serena Rainbow Naramore .... rotoscope supervisor (as Serena Naramore)
Ian O'Connor .... pyro effects: Cinema Production Services
Corinne Pooler .... digital paint supervisor
Mike Sullo .... visual effects producer
Ken Swenson .... model maker: Cinema Production Services
Toby Wilkins .... Inferno artist: main title sequence, New Wave Entertainment
Fred Jimenez .... 2D technical assistant (uncredited)
Kevin LaNeave .... video editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunts
Mary Albee .... stunts
Bradley James Allan .... stunts
Paul Andreovski .... stunts
Brian Avery .... utility stunts
Ted Barba .... stunt rigger
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunt rigger (as Richard Blackwell)
Eddie Braun .... co-stunt coordinator
Andy Cheng .... stunts (as Kai Chung 'Andy' Cheng)
Arnold Chon .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Tom Sean Foley .... stunts (as Tom Foley)
Al Goto .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunt rigger (as Richard Hancock)
Mark Hicks .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Muhammed Ali Kesici .... action coordinator
Samuel Le .... stunt performer (as Xuyen 'Sammy' Valdivia)
James Lew .... stunts
Chung Chi Li .... stunts (as Chung Chi 'Nicky' Li)
Michael Li .... stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Alex Madison .... stunts (as Gail Monian)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver coordinator
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Michiko Nishiwaki .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator
Victory Palmisano .... stunts
Hyun Jin Park .... stunts
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (as Scott Richards)
James Ryan .... utility stunts
Jen Sung .... stunts (as Jen-Sung Outterbridege)
Mark Vanselow .... stunt rigger
P.J. Wagner .... stunts (as PJ Wagner Ziker)
Cord Walker .... stunt rigger
Michael Weis .... stunt rigger (as Mike Weis)
Wai-Fai Wong .... stunts (as Wai Fai Wong)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts
Gang Wu .... stunts
Ron Yuan .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Greg Anderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Barba .... stunts (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Hicks .... stunt double: Chris Tucker (uncredited)
Shawn Kautz .... stunts (uncredited)
Svetla Krasteva .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Keung-Kuen Lai .... stunts (uncredited)
Will Leong .... stunts (uncredited)
Roger Lim .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Lo .... stunts (uncredited)
Kurt D. Lott .... key stunt rigger (uncredited)
Alex Madison .... stunt double: Roselyn Sanchez (uncredited)
Mars .... stunts (uncredited)
Buck McDancer .... stunts (uncredited)
John Moio .... stunts (uncredited)
Nicholas Rich .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (uncredited)
Don Thai Theerathada .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Wong .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rich Artman .... grip
Melanie Banders .... film loader
Chris Bangma .... technician: Libra remote head
Gary A. Beaird .... second key grip (as Gary 'Bullet' Beaird Jr.)
Lee Blasingame .... assistant camera
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip
Tom Cox .... camera operator: second unit
James 'Spud' Danicic .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mark Davison .... camera operator
Graham Futerfas .... electrician
Peter Geraghty .... assistant camera
Alan Gitlin .... assistant camera
Oscar Gomez .... best boy rigging grip
Pål Bugge Haagenrud .... additional camera operator (as Paul Haagenrud)
Dean Head .... additional photographer: Hong Kong
Dean Head .... director of photography: second unit, Hong Kong
Kris Krosskove .... camera operator: second unit
Jeremy Launais .... gaffer: second unit
Marc Marino .... rigging electrician
Tim Marshall .... best boy electric
Wayne Marshall .... electrician
Richard Masino .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Ralph Mendoza .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Greg Mitchell .... 24 frame video operator
James M. Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
James M. Muro .... steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Jon Philion .... technician: Libra remote head
Ryan Pilon .... assistant camera: second unit
Rick Pratt .... rigging key grip
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera
Kenny Schneider .... lighting technician
Jim Shelton .... key grip
Mike Simko .... grip
Bing Sokolsky .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Mike Stockton .... lighting technician
Adam Sudtell .... grip
Monte Swann .... video playback supervisor
Roger Wall .... assistant camera
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
Andy Young .... rigging grip
Jason Zakrzewski .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ted Caloroso .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judy Cook .... extras casting
Theresa Lucero .... casting assistant
Cosgrove Vincent Norstadt .... casting associate (as Christopher Johnson)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Javier Arrieta .... costumer
Gina Dedomenico .... costume digital artist (as Gina Flanagan)
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor
Mitzi Haralson .... costumer
Monica Haynes-Nino .... set costumer: second unit (as Monica Haynes)
Mary C. Lane .... costume supervisor: Hong Kong
Mary Jo McGrath .... costume coordinator
Michael A. Russell .... set costumer
Maria Tortu .... assistant costume designer
Julia Van Vliet .... costume shopper
Tim Wilson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Judith Babcock .... post-production assistant
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Alden Delos Santos .... dailies assist
Peggy Eghbalian .... assistant editor
Meredith Gold .... assistant film editor
Chris Jackson .... additional editor
Cynthia Ludwig .... assistant editor
Stephanie Olah .... post-production coordinator
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Laura Steiger .... first assistant editor
Oliver Streuli .... apprentice editor
Jayson Wall .... post-production assistant
Ronald White .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robert Bayless .... assistant music editor (as Bob Bayless)
Gustavo Borner .... score mixer
Bob Bowen .... music coordinator
Peter Doell .... score recordist
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Ruy Folguera .... additional orchestrator
Ruy Folguera .... electronic music programmer
Dan Garde .... additional music editor
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator
Charles Martin Inouye .... additional music editor
Charles Martin Inouye .... preview music editor
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Ryan Schifrin .... score consultant
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Jean Demery .... general music supervisor (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... transportation
Mark Dobrogowski .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Terry R. Owens .... production driver
Shaun Ryan .... production driver
Chad Wadsworth .... driver
Dana Swartout .... transportation (uncredited)
Jay E. Vigil .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Guy Adan .... unit publicist
Noby Arden .... acrobat
Rodney Barnes .... executive assistant: Mr. Tucker (as Rodney P. Barnes)
Tricia Barrett .... assistant accountant
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal representative
Anthony Blanding .... assistant: Mr. Ratner (as Anthony L. Blanding)
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service
Tami Cassell .... adr loop group
Jackie Chan .... action director
Anita S. Chang .... executive assistant: Mr. Ratner
Jessica Chavez .... assistant: Mr. Glickman
Jennifer Conroy .... production coordinator
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator: Hong Kong (as Dawn Todd)
Wong Oi Ping Dorothy .... assistant: Mr. Chan
Roger Eastham .... marine coordinator: Hong Kong
Richard Fontenot .... location assistant
Josh Gallegos .... office production assistant
Richie Gaona .... circus coordinator
John Grendon .... marine coordinator: Hong Kong
Chobi Gyorgy .... acrobat
Hide .... production assistant
Lora Hingst .... location assistant: Las Vegas
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Ingrid Hoffman .... acrobat
Glenn Soo Hoo .... stand-in: Mr. Chan (as Glenn Soohoo)
Carole Humphreys .... assistant payroll
Matthew Humphreys .... accounting clerk
Kenneth Hunter .... location scout
Patrick Ingram .... production assistant
Sharre Jacoby .... producer: main title sequence, New Wave Entertainment
Eliot Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Sarkissian
Mark Benton Johnson .... location manager
Wayne Johnson .... stand-in: Mr. Tucker
Marc A. Klutznick .... assistant production coordinator
Svetla Krasteva .... acrobat
Matthew F. Leonetti Jr. .... assistant to producer
Man Lung Leung .... assistant production manger
Roger Lim .... stand-in: Mr. Chan
James Lin .... assistant location manager
Harry Lu .... armorer
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... first assistant accountant
Andrew Matthews .... financial consultant
Melanie Miller .... clearance coordinator
Jennifer Mosley .... office production assistant
Stefanie Naifeh .... acrobat
Cindy Nevins .... payroll accountant
Leslie Park .... script supervisor
Keith Potter .... set production assistant
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant
Alex Rodriguez .... assistant: Mr. Ratner
Bianca Sapetto .... acrobat
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Mary Small .... catering
K.D. Smith .... accounting assistant
David Steiman .... assistant to director
Kim Stretch .... accounting assistant
Tony Swatton .... sword maker
Dan Talbott .... production assistant: Las Vegas second unit
Marlena Thomas .... executive assistant to Mr. Birnbaum
Adan Torres .... second unit assistant
Arron Turnbull .... production secretary
Christine Vanloo .... acrobat (as Christine Van Loo)
Troy Waters .... assistant marine coordinator
Evan Wender .... assistant: Mr. Sarkissian
Diana C. Weng .... dialogue coach: Mr. Chan
Jeff Baer .... condor operator (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Rachel Knobelman .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Lau .... adr actor (uncredited)
Adam Martinez .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Siedenburg .... chef (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and some sexual material
Runtime:
90 min | Sweden:94 min | Spain:86 min
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Trivia:
At the airport there is a guy waiting for a passenger named 'Freitag', named after the film's producer, James M. Freitag.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Carter, Isabella, and Lee are talking in the motel room, the camera can be seen reflected in the glass on the upper right hand corner of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
James Carter:Hey Lee! What are you doing?
Lee:...Dancing
James Carter:Dancing! Man, im up here working, putting my life on the line, and you up here messing around, dancing with some Bimbo... Does she have a friend?
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22 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
The 2nd Rush, 19 November 2001
Author: stamper from The Netherlands

Some might say, hearing about Rush Hour 2: ‘Not another sequel! / Not another cop buddy film!' and so on. But with these kinds of films, it is not so much originality at all. It is about being entertained. I mean going to this film and wanting to see something original is like going to see The Bridges of Madison County and rooting for violence, massive shootings, flying body parts and intense profanity. Either way: THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN

Almost all things being equal, there were only two things that could screw this one up (actually three). The script or the actors. The third thing I was talking about is actually something that was in the original Rush Hour as well. Chris Rock. I have seen a handful of films with him now and find him a bit annoying at times. but this time I did not feel like that at all. Either I have become immune to his overdone behaviour all the time, it has become less worse or I'm simply getting to the point in my life where I'm accepting the fact that there are people like that in life. Either way, I thought he was better than in for instance Money Talks (and maybe even the first Rush Hour). Anyway the other two things that could have seriously screwed up this film were the script and the actors, but I must say that although the film was not too original, the story held up very well and so did the actors. The reason for that is probably that the tone of the Rush Hour films has (so far) been more comedic. It is not supposed to be serious, it is supposed to be more like Die Hard, with a couple of big explosions, a lot of fighting (less shooting than in Die Hard here) and jokes. Well as in the first one the jokes were delivered well, from beginning to end, including the bloopers. As far as the film went, I must say I thought the ending was great and I also enjoyed the last two bloopers very much. This film proves that, if the jokes and the acting are good enough they even can make up for small losses in story quality and other bad things, like action film clichés. It is kind of funny that there are films in which clichés can be really disturbing and ruin almost your whole film experience. In others however (like in this one) clichés are present, though they not ruin your experience of the matter at all. I guess it is all in the approach of the material and the cast and crew involved.

Jackie Chan (as Inspector Lee) did was he is supposed to do in this film, be funny and do a lot of fighting. There were a few difficult stunts here but not one that really made my jaw drop to the floor. I would never say this was due to the ageing of Chan like others do, because I do not know whether that is true and second of all, I did not mind that there were a few less ‘jaw dropping stunts'. It did in no way hurt the film.

To finish it all of, I have to give credit to Roselyn Sanchez, who did a great job on this film. I could just not figure out if she was supposed to be one of the ‘good guys', or the ‘bad guys'. It had nothing to do (at all) with the fact that she is very pretty. By the way, was that really a Snoopy tattoo??? I could really not tell and it wasn't because I was looking elsewhere! No, it was just, that the cinematographer did not zoom in enough. I wish he could have brought things to my attention better! Anyway, I really meant what I said about Roselyn Sanchez, both that she could act (and fight!) well and that she indeed looks very pretty. Talking about pretty (yes, AGAIN), where the hell do those filmmakers get all those pretty women? I mean if I would have been in the same situation as Carter (Chris Tucker) in the film, when he was in the massage parlour, I would have probably done the same thing. My eyes would have popped out (and probably my jaw would have dropped and my tongue would have fallen to the floor as well). DAMN. Really good of (actresses?????) people.

To get back to the film, I would really appreciate it, if the makers could bring back Roselyn Sanchez for Rush Hour 3 if they'll ever consider making another instalment. Although I don't think they have to consider, Rush Hour 3 will definitely be happening. So, Jackie and Chris: BRING IT ON FOR RUSH HOUR 3!

8 out of 10

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