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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 LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sang
... Lee
... Griffin / Juntao
... Consul Han
Robert Littman ... First Caucasian
... Dinner Guest
Julia Hsu ... Soo Yung
... Carter
... Clive
... Cop at Diner
... Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
Yang Lin ... Consul Secretary (as Yan Ling)
... Soo Yung's Bodyguard
... Soo Yung's Driver
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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Two cops. One is all talk. The other is all action. See more »


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

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18 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,001,803, 20 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$141,153,686, 21 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,386,864
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Trivia

Chris Tucker's line, "Which one of y'all hit me?" comes from Seven Samurai (1954), in which a drunk Samurai gets hit on the head with a stick and says, "Which one of you hit me?" See more »

Goofs

When Carter pulls the guy off the motorcycle, and he jumps on and takes off in pursuit, there's the sound of shifting gears, yet his foot is not on the gear shift. See more »

Quotes

Captain Diel: Two officers were shot, one man lost a pinkie.
Carter: But didn't nobody die!
Captain Diel: You destroyed half a city block!
Carter: That block was already messed up.
Captain Diel: And you lost a lot of evidence!
Carter: We still got a little bit left.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. 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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buddy comedies ever after
7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Obviously, "Rush Hour" is mostly just another buddy comedy, but there's so much hilarious dialogue between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, that it's all worthwhile. When a consul's daughter gets kidnapped, Tucker gets hired to take the case, but Chan gets brought in from Hong Kong to assist. Naturally, they have a very hard time cooperating.

I guess that a major aspect of these movies is that you shouldn't try to take them seriously; just accept them as completely crazy. With Chan doing his martial arts and Tucker being a loudmouth, it's a great time from start to finish. Also starring Elizabeth Pena, Chris Penn, and Tom Wilkinson. I liked the sequel equally.


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