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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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Get Ready For A Second Rush! 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

During the filming of the stunt where Lee and Carter jump from the top window of the Red Dragon hotel and then slide down the wires of Chinese Lanterns, a real (i.e. not part of the movie) car chase took place on/through the set. Apparently, a carload of drunken tourists (the set was in Las Vegas) got into an altercation with a taxi driver, and the two cars began a chase that ran down the strip and onto the set, narrowly missing crew members, extras and an enormous crane which held a camera and crew. Fortunately, no one was injured; the driver and passengers of the taxi were detained by police. See more »

Goofs

Lee and Carter arrive at the Yau Ma Tei Police Station while inside the station the signs say Central Police Station - two different areas of Hong Kong. See more »

Quotes

[during a fight scene with a bunch of Chinese men]
James Carter: [after accidentally punching Lee] Sorry, man!
Lee: Carter!
James Carter: All y'all look alike!
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Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Gangsta Gangsta (2003) See more »

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Tian Mi Mi
Traditional music
Lyrics by Hu Hwang
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TERRIFIC SEQUEL!!!! BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!!!!!
8 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw the first Rush Hour and didn't know what to expect when i watched it at a friend's house. I watched it and thought it was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I was glad that it was something fresh and new as the Lethal Weapon movies (Which I also thought were excellent!!!!!!!) had finished and i thought that it was even better than them. Then when i heard that they were making Rush Hour 2 I couldn't wait until it came out, however i was worried that it might not be as good as the first as very few sequels are these days, but i was not disappointed in the slightest. I laughed all the way through this movie and even more than the first one. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are perfect for the roles and both are excellent throughout the movie which has even more humor than Rush Hour 1. Rush Hour 1 is still excellent but i think Rush Hour 2 has to be funnier having watched them both hundreds of times. I cannot wait until Rush hour 3 comes out!

I highly recommend this movie and Rush Hour 1 to all action/comedy fans out there!


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