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Rush Hour (1998)

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A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ross LaManna (story), Jim Kouf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Leung ... Sang
Jackie Chan ... Lee
Tom Wilkinson ... Griffin / Juntao
Tzi Ma ... Consul Han
Robert Littman 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 Yang Lin ... Consul Secretary (as Yan Lin)
Roger Fan ... Soo Yung's Bodyguard
George Cheung ... Soo Yung's Driver
Lucy Lin Lucy Lin ... Exposition Official
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Storyline

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Teaming these two up is anything but a diplomatic solution See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence and shootings, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Chris Tucker and Chris Penn previously appeared in different Quentin Tarantino movies. Penn in Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Tucker in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Carter finds Sang in the room where the money is counted, the wounded FBI Agent is shown twice. The first time, his gun is holstered, and the second time there is no gun. See more »

Quotes

[after Clive refuses to answer Carter, Lee steps in his way]
Clive Cod: Oh, you want some too? I'll give you all you want.
Lee: Give me a name.
Clive Cod: I ain't telling you shit.
[Lee takes out Soo-Yung's picture]
Lee: She's only eleven years old. I don't want her to die.
[Clive shifts his gaze]
Lee: Look at the picture! I don't care about him, I don't care about you! I care about the little girl. Give me the name.
[pause]
Clive Cod: [lowers voice] The guy's name is Juntao. I never seen him.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The ABC Family edit shown in the mid-2000s removes some of the risque humor and replaces some of not-safe-to-air language like "shit" with nonsensical substitutes like "zits." See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Hip Hug-Her
Written by Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn (as Donald "Duck" Dunn), Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (as Booker T. & the MG's)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A funny cop buddy film, with a good chemistry between Chan and Tucker
2 August 2001 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie, and I was surprised at how good it was despite some of the *obnoxious* loudmouth phrases by Chris Tucker. I think he got a little too mouthy at some scenes. But other than that the movie is pretty good.

The plot is after consul Han Solon's daughter is kidnapped, a close friend of Han's, Detective Inspector Lee(Jackie Chan) is sent in to help because Han does not fully rely on the work of the FBI alone. So an LAPD officer James Carter(Chris Tucker) is sent in to help keep Lee out of trouble. It had some very good lines passed between the actors, and you could tell they were having a fun time together acting. Some of the martial arts/karate that Chan does in the film is impressive, just like in all his films, and Tucker does a good job playing the loud mouth(even if he did get out of hand sometimes). I'm going to definately see the sequel, Rush Hour 2. I would give this film 3/5 stars. It's a good movie to just rent out, or watch on tv some night.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,001,803, 20 September 1998

Gross USA:

$141,186,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,721,064
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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