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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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Details

Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gas do daske 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$226,164,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,325,802
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Initially, Chris Penn was going to reprise his role of Clive from Rush Hour (1998). 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

James Carter: [Approaching a Chinese soul food restaurant] This is my informer's place. They got some good ribs here too.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The televised version aired on Fox, 6 May 2005 included alternate footage to replace questionable language. The new footage included:
  • 1) James Carter saying "Yeah, this is my titty - I mean, yeah, this is my city"; the alternate footage changes it to "Yeah, that's right."
  • 2) Ricky Tan's line "I hate that fortune cookie shit" was changed to "Where did you get that? In a fortune cookie?" This shot is noticeably changed from the original - it features an even tighter close-up of John Lone's face to the point where the film grain is very evident.
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Connections

Referenced in Shanghai Knights (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Written by Michael Jackson
Performed by Chris Tucker
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Kick Butt
20 November 2001 | by Deeply_in_luvSee all my reviews

Jackie and Chris make RUSH HOUR 2 a success ( not forgetting Bret Ratner and other cast and crew of course). Lee and Carter are back together again and this time the tables are turned. Rush hour 2 is mainly funny on the text. Especially Chris Tucker, everyone complains about the racist jokes but then it`s what makes the movie funny I`m not offended by it. Rush hour 2 is funny really Funny. If I had a ranking it 9/10. This one is way better than the first one.


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