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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.

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Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ross LaManna (story), Jim Kouf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 Ling)
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush Hour See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Tucker asked to see Fakin' Da Funk (1997) before he signed on to do Rush Hour (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Clive's Jaguar explodes on the road, a camera is visible in the middle of the road. See more »

Quotes

[Carter has ordered Chinese takeout]
Carter: Damn, Chin, this is some greasy shit. You ain't got no better food, like some chicken wings, some baby back ribs, some fries or something?
Chin: Chinese food, no soul food here!
Carter: I didn't say nothin' 'bout no soul food, I said you got some better food. I don't want that greasy shit. How you gonna sell a big box of grease?
[Chin conplains in Chinese]
Carter: [turns cross] I'm chilly a what?
Lee: [grabs Carter] Come on!
Chin: I'm no punk bitch.
Carter: I ain't no punk bitch, neither!
Chin: I'M no punk ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes several short deleted scenes, including Carter and Lee trying to talk the FBI out of going to the first ransom drop, and two scenes prior to the cops arrival at the display of chinese art. There are additional outtakes and goofing around shown in a 40 minute long 'Making of' featurette, as well as footage of Jackie choreographing the Foo Chow resturaunt fight sequence. Several of the ideas from the fight sequence don't find their way into the final cut, but they show up in the massage parlour fight scene in 'Rush Hour 2' See more »

Connections

Referenced in Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Can I Get a ..
Written by Jay Z (as Shawn Carter), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins) and Robert Mays
Performed by Jay Z and featuring Amil (of Major Coinz) & Ja Rule
Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
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These two have the best chemistry of two people on film in a long time!!
30 June 1999 | by AdrianeSee all my reviews

Wonderful film! Lots of laughs and action. These two have the best chemistry I have seen in a long time. Chris Tucker is hilarious, and Jackie Chan always entertains. This film delivers in every way!! Rent today...


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