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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 vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lee
... Carter
... Ricky Tan
... Hu Li (as Zhang Ziyi)
... Isabella Molina
... Steven Reign
... Agent Sterling
... Captain Chin
... Receptionist
... Girl in Car (as Meiling Melancon)
... Girl in Car
Patricia Chan ... Club Hostess
... Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin ... Heaven on Earth Hostess
... 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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The Mouth Of The West And The Hands Of The East Are Back! See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,408,222, 5 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$226,164,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,325,802
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Trivia

Don Cheadle agreed to do this movie only if he got to fight Jackie Chan and speak Chinese. See more »

Goofs

When Carter is playing craps at the Red Dragon he throws a Winner 7. The dice are shown as well as the chips on the Passline. There are also chips behind the Passline, which are referred to as 'Odds' in a craps game. However, there are NO odds on a Winner 7. This is a general rule in the game of craps. Odds were shown when Carter rolled a the 7. This would result in what is called a '7 out', not a Winner 7. A 7 rolled when odds are showing would mean all wagers lose, not win. See more »

Quotes

[running down a Hong Kong street]
James Carter: Out of the way! LAPD!
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Crazy Credits

No chickens were harmed during the making of this film. See more »

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Featured in The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

So Flute
Written by Ludovic Navarre
Performed by St. Germain
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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I've seen it 4 times, and it still makes me laugh!
3 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Rush Hour 2 is one of those rare sequels that turn out to be either just as just as much if not equally more hilarious than the first. This summer, I had several opportunities to see this film and of course took those chances because I just couldn't stop laughing at this film, no matter how I knew what would happen in the next scene. It has great humor and great chemistry that we haven't seen between two actors since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Carter and Lee are back and starting off where the first Rush Hour left off and that's in China. Carter is expecting a dream vacation full of "mushoo's" a.k.a girls! Lee is standing in the way of that though taking on his old cases, including finding out about a counterfeit scam, and finding out who killed his father. He fools Carter several times, but together eventually team back to discover that you just "follow the rich white man" back to America and end up working undercover with the sexy Isabella Molina. But things get deeper as Lee finds out that the counterfeit scam and his father's killer might to be connected.

Rush Hour 2 is one of the funniest movies I have seen, not to mention one of the best movies of the year! I was extremely happy to see this movie and I cannot wait until the DVD! Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are just amazing and I cannot wait until the third Rush Hour release, I just know it'll be a great one!

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