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.
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
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 »
Toward the end of the movie, Ricky Tan stabs Steven Reign in the heart. Of course, this should cause bleeding all over the front of Reign's shirt. It should be soaked within seconds. But in multiple shots of Reign lying on the ground, there is no more blood after the small amount with the initial stab. Physiologically ridiculous. See more »
How you gonna come up in here and jam me up like this James, huh? You embarass me in front of my wife, my kids out there.
Kenny you embarassin' yourself, you a black man with a Chinese restaurant on Crenshaw.
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No chickens were harmed during the making of this film. See more »
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.
Maybe being Jackie Chan with one of the best Asian celebrities who really make it big in Hollywood and really brought honours for us here in Asia, I knew I was in for a great time when I first watched this movie. Also when I was growing up, his movies were those which are at times on the television here.
It was like four or five years back I saw this on an projector at the school hall of my alma mater, as part of the school's post-exam activities. Really, I almost laughed myself silly as I was watching with my other peers then. Like many of us, we grew up watching Jackie's trademark kungfu moves and his amazing stunts which often made us all in awe on the movie screen.
Jackie and Chris Tucker's chemistry just clicked with each other. And watching Zhang Ziyi playing a bad girl, it was like - whoa! Watching some of the movie scenes being played out in Hong Kong somehow brought back some memories for this person who grew up watching some of those Hong Kong TV dramas (with subtitles and Mandarin dubbing) on the television here. Looking at some of those scenes, at times I wondered how really the western world will see Hong Kong. But given many knew who is Jackie (he is from Hong Kong himself actually), I knew it's a relief.
The two guys are just real funny between each other. But when it's time for those kungfu moves and the stunts, it always excite me. It's always like that.
Definitely really funny. Prepare to laugh in stitches.
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