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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

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The fastest hands in the East versus the biggest mouth in the West. 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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gas do daske See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,001,803, 20 September 1998

Gross USA:

$141,153,686

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,386,864
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Carter's handgun is a Beretta 92fs Inox and Lee's handgun is a Glock 17. See more »

Goofs

When Lee and Carter escape from the Foo Chow restaurant Lee pulls the necklace off a Chinese girl, the necklace should've snapped. Yet later he puts the necklace on Soo Yung as if it's been fixed. Lee wouldn't have getting it fixed in that time since his only main concern was saving Soo Yung. See more »

Quotes

Carter: [to Griffin] Want to blow something up, huh? Come on push the button. Push the button.
Soo Yung: [to Carter] What are you doing?
Carter: [to Soo Yung] Just playing, play along.
[to Griffin]
Carter: Come on push the button!
Soo Yung: Yeah come on, push the button!
Carter: Blow everybody up!
Soo Yung: Yeah blow everybody up!
Carter: Push the goddamn button!
Soo Yung: Push the goddamn button!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The TBS version digitally alters the closing credits so that they run the exact length as the bloopers, which are shown at normal speed as the credit scroll zooms past at warp speed. At one point the text actually overlaps the blooper footage. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Mother's Son
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
Courtesy of Curtom Classics/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A good buddy movie
25 October 2003 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

Even though this movie might be a bit conventional, it's thoroughly entertaining, with nice action scenes, cool martial arts fighting & a good sense of humor. I didn't find any of it boring. It's a good concept, to combine the humor of Chris Tucker with the martial arts of Jackie Chan. This movie is for anyone who's into action, martial arts & humor. 7/10


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