A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD 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
In Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special (2001), Chris Tucker quipped that he received a call from Jackson, who told Tucker he had seen this film and -- regarding the karaoke club scene where Carter sings Jackson's hit "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" -- informed Tucker that he was "kicking with the wrong leg". Tucker also co-starred in Michael Jackson's short film for the song "You Rock My World", which was released a month after this film. See more »
When Lee is translating for Carter, the microphone is in Lee's hand one minute, and in Carter's hand the next. See more »
I've seen this film a few times now and it always makes me laugh. It's a great blend of action and comedy, and Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker seem to work really well together because they act total opposites and play really well off each other.
The plot's fairly basic with the standard sort of Hong Kong police story about drugs and revenge, but the two fish out of water characters (Chan in LA and Tucker in HK) just make it really enjoyable. The fight scenes are pretty cool (I really liked the one with the locker doors in the casino) and Tucker's jokes with that high pitched voice are just really funny.
It's just a really fun action-comedy movie that is really enjoyable. Can't ask for more than that.
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