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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 a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ross LaManna (characters), Jeff Nathanson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Patricia Chan ... Club Hostess
Gelbert Coloma ... Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin Lucy Lin ... Heaven on Earth Hostess
Cindy Lu ... Heaven on Earth Hostess #2
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Mouth Of The West And The Hands Of The East Are Back! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The only Rush Hour movie which both Lee and Carter doesn't sing or dance to the song War by Edwin Starr. See more »

Goofs

Lee's hands come apart when he jumps over the table, even though they are supposed to be taped together. See more »

Quotes

[Carter enters the room while Lee is holding Ricky Tan at gunpoint]
James Carter: Hey Ricky, how you doing? Lee, I see you've got everything under control, man, I'm gonna go downstairs and...
[sees Reign's dead body]
James Carter: God damn! What happened to Reign?
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are played during the ending credits See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes several deleted scenes:
  • a bit of banter between Carter and Lee before they enter the nightclub.
  • Carter talks to Captain Diel (Philip Baker Hall) over the phone and gets berated for doing police work in Hong Kong.
  • When Carter is wandering through the marketplace and asking for the massage parlor, he mistakenly asks an old man in Cantonese if he can spank his daughter with a ping-pong paddle.
  • Carter talks his way in to the yacht party by claiming to be the band's lead singer.
  • On the flight back to L.A., Carter loudly sings along to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".
  • An extended version of the scene in which Carter and Lee try to get rid of the "bomb" at the hotel.
  • The original version of the scene in the truck. In this version, Carter and Lee are not tied up and they find the counterfeit money in large wooden boxes.
  • At the Red Dragon casino, Carter pulls Steven Reign aside and they exchange sarcastic remarks.
  • Different takes of Chris Tucker's ad-libbed speech to Hu Li after their fight.
  • Different takes of Chris Tucker ad-libbing the name of his "good friend" in San Juan.
  • Different takes of Jeremy Piven ad-libbing during his cameo.
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Written by Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Jazze Pha (as Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander),
Nate Dogg (as Nathaniel Hale) and Billy Nichols
Performed by Ludacris featuring Nate Dogg
Courtesy of Def Jam South
Contains a sample of "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)"
Performed by B.T. Express
Courtesy of Roadshow Records
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Not as good as the first but still fun.
21 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Rush Hour 2 is just like the first Rush Hour. You still get all the action and comedy as the first one. Except that their is a new mission for Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Overall, this movie is pretty decent. I would suggest this movie.


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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush Hour 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,408,222, 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$226,164,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,325,802
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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