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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 August 2001 (USA)
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Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ross LaManna (characters), Jeff Nathanson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Lee
Chris Tucker ... Carter
John Lone ... Ricky Tan
Ziyi Zhang ... Hu Li (as Zhang Ziyi)
Roselyn Sanchez ... Isabella Molina
Alan King ... Steven Reign
Harris Yulin ... Agent Sterling
Kenneth Tsang ... Captain Chin
Lisa LoCicero ... Receptionist
Mei Melançon ... Girl in Car (as Meiling Melancon)
Maggie Q ... Girl in Car
Patricia Chan Patricia Chan ... Club Hostess
Gelbert Coloma ... Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin Lucy Lin ... Heaven on Earth Hostess
Cindy Lu ... Heaven on Earth Hostess #2
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Storyline

It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation. Written by Lordship

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Get Ready For A Second Rush! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene where Carter (Chris Tucker) gets the kosher meal was originally scripted to have Carter ask if Lee (Jackie Chan), "Want some of my gefilte fish?" after the stewardess left. However, Tucker could not pronounce "gefilte", so the scene never made the final cut (outtakes of this scene are in the end credits). As a nod to this, in Rush Hour 3 (2007), Carter does manage to ask a stewardess if there is gefilte fish on his flight. See more »

Goofs

Lee and Carter change clothes after returning naked from highway drop off. When leaving police station, Carter checks pockets pulling out large amount of money thanking Lee. The clothes fit Carter too perfectly if they are Lee's clothes. See more »

Quotes

James Carter: [after Lee kicks Ricky Tan out of a window and onto a cab] Damn! Good kick, Lee.
Lee: It was an accident.
James Carter: That's okay. We'll just say he tried to catch a cab.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The DVD includes several deleted scenes:
  • a bit of banter between Carter and Lee before they enter the nightclub.
  • Carter talks to Captain Diel (Philip Baker Hall) over the phone and gets berated for doing police work in Hong Kong.
  • When Carter is wandering through the marketplace and asking for the massage parlor, he mistakenly asks an old man in Cantonese if he can spank his daughter with a ping-pong paddle.
  • Carter talks his way in to the yacht party by claiming to be the band's lead singer.
  • On the flight back to L.A., Carter loudly sings along to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".
  • An extended version of the scene in which Carter and Lee try to get rid of the "bomb" at the hotel.
  • The original version of the scene in the truck. In this version, Carter and Lee are not tied up and they find the counterfeit money in large wooden boxes.
  • At the Red Dragon casino, Carter pulls Steven Reign aside and they exchange sarcastic remarks.
  • Different takes of Chris Tucker's ad-libbed speech to Hu Li after their fight.
  • Different takes of Chris Tucker ad-libbing the name of his "good friend" in San Juan.
  • Different takes of Jeremy Piven ad-libbing during his cameo.
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Connections

References The Protector (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Outa-Space
Written by Billy Preston and Joe Greene
Performed by Billy Preston
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun film with big personalities and plenty of action
29 December 2005 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

Action-comedy legend Jackie Chan teams up with the amusing Chris Tucker in this off-beat sequel to the 1998 hit, Rush Hour. Both actors create likable characters with slightly more depth to them than the average comedic archetypes. Tucker is a loudmouthed clown from the LAPD, and Chan is a quiet, methodical Chief Inspector from Hong Kong. Not just racial stereotypes, their characters are developed just enough to make you want more from them - particularly Chan's.

The plot begins to develop in earnest about 1/3rd of the way through the film and takes a few predictable twists and turns until reaching a climactic conclusion. John Lone plays Chan's father's former police partner and the leader of the Triads - a huge Hong Kong gang. He plays his character like a Chinese Chris Walken and, along with Ziyi Zhang, his beautiful but psychotic partner, provides a nice dramatic balance to the lunatic Tucker and straight-man Chan. The story evolves to expose a counterfeiting plot in which the Triad, the US Secret Service, and others are all somehow involved.

Chan and Tucker have great chemistry and, with a good supporting cast, they make this sequel work. Rush Hour 2 is a fun, lightweight action film suitable for teens on up.


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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush Hour 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,408,222, 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$226,164,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,325,802
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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