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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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The Mouth Of The West And The Hands Of The East Are Back! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the only Rush Hour movie where Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) does not have a goatee. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when Carter asks Li what he wants when they're at the airport, an announcement is made over the PA system for a final boarding call for flight 44 to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Current regulations prohibit flights to and from LaGuardia to go further west than Denver, and they are in Las Vegas, hence an announcement for LaGuardia shouldn't be heard. See more »

Quotes

James Carter: [after Lee kicks Ricky Tan out of a window and onto a cab] Damn! Good kick, Lee.
Lee: It was an accident.
James Carter: That's okay. We'll just say he tried to catch a cab.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are played during the ending credits See more »

Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

Followed by Rush Hour 4 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 Smells_Like_CheeseSee 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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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush Hour 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

Gross USA:

$226,164,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,325,802
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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