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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 meet 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 »

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$141,153,686, 21 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,386,864
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Morse and J.T. Walsh were some of the actors considered for Thomas Griffin, but the creators preferred an actual British actor for the character. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the Chinese Restaurant, Carter is restrained by Juntao's thugs. When Lee enters and successfully fights the guards, both Carter's captors go to help. One punches Carter, and proceeds to pick up a safe/box on the wooden/glass table. However, when Carter reacts by kicking the table and tripping the running captor, the man falls, and the box has disappeared from his hands. No signs of him dropping the box or it being thrown are seen. See more »

Quotes

Captain Diel: Every now and then we have to let the general public know that we can still blow shit up.
Carter: You're God damn right.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

When aired on television on TBS in 2001, the following alterations were made: usage of the word 'shit' was completely removed and replaced by 'stuff','it', etc., the usage of the word 'ass' was limited; The scene at the police station where Carter apologizes to Johnson for spreading rumors at Christmas about them sleeping together and Johnson is enraged, the part where Lee stops her and says that Carter was just kidding and also notices his hands are on Johnson's breasts was removed; when Johnson and Lee come to Soo Yung's aide in the van, Johnson's sentence of 'it'll blow if I take it off' was removed; many of the outtakes were removed and shortened, like Jackie Chan's "My daddy cotcha bullet by his bare hands, no bullshit." was shortened; at the beginning where Clive shows Carter some C4 in his trunk, Carter's response of 'the Iraqis can't even get this shit' was altered (by replacing 'Iraqis' with Americans and removing the word shit). Also at the beginning and endings of the commercial breaks, interviews with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and scenes from Rush Hour 2 were shown. Jackie and Chris discussed working on the movie and commenting on each other. See more »

Connections

Followed by Rush Hour 3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry W. Casey) and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Co.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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amusing buddy film
13 February 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

The Chinese Consul's daughter is kidnapped and the FBI steps in to investigate the case. The Consul doesn't trust them however, so he calls in an old friend and police inspector from Hong Kong to aid in the rescue of his daughter. Not wanting to work with outsiders, the FBI pairs him with a cocky, loudmouthed street cop who dreams of becoming a federal agent but doesn't work well with partners. The formula is tired and predictable, but it's redeemed to a surprising extent by the effective pairing of Chan and Tucker who are an ideal action-comedy duo. Lots of gimmicky action scenes and big time laughs, with the added bonus of a script that doesn't require a lot of thinking. ***


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