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.
Thongs and Octopus accept a job from their landlord: kidnap a baby. Soon, the baby awakens strong paternal feelings in the two crooks, leading to complications when it comes to handing him over to his possibly crazy gang boss grandfather.
Almost three years after their last adventure in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Carter is now working as a Los Angeles traffic officer, while his friend and ace Hong Kong Police inspector, Lee, escorts the Chinese Ambassador, Han, to the World Criminal Court, to disclose crucial information about the Triads. However, after a botched assassination attempt, the mismatched duo will find themselves in picturesque Paris, struggling to retrieve a precious list of names, as the murderous crime syndicate's henchmen try their best to stop them. Once more, Lee and Carter must fight their way through dangerous gangsters; however, this time, the past has come back to haunt Lee. Will the boys get the job done once and for all?Written by
When Brett Ratner originally announced his plans for RUSH HOUR 3, he spoke of Sir Ian McKellen, Aishiyara Rai, Gong Li, and Tony Jaa being in the film, none of his original 'dream' cast appear in the movie. See more »
In the opening scene, where Carter is directing traffic, at the second accident, the girl in the Mercedes hits an 80s era Monte Carlo, but when Carter is talking to her, he calls the other car an '81 cutlass. See more »
Detective James Carter:
Well, for your information, I'm part Chinese now. That's right, Lee. For the last three years, I have studied the ancient teachings of Buddha, earning two black belts in Wu Shu martial arts, spending every afternoon the Hong Kong Massage parlor. I'm half Chinese, baby!
Chief Inspector Lee:
If you're half Chinese, I'm half black. I'm your brother and I'm fly. You down with that, Snoopy? That's dope, innit?
Detective James Carter:
Sorry, Lee. You can't be black. There's a height requirement.
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Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »
Both Tucker and Chan look really old and really tired in this second sequel to the popular buddy-cop flick from 1998. It's almost 10 years since the original, and it shows, just as it did with the third LETHAL WEAPON movie. This time around, cops Lee and Carter are hot on the trail of a secret assassin group, which takes them to Paris. Along the way, they encounter several very beautiful women, some of who can actually act, and take on a veritable army of bad guys. Some of the fight scenes are thrilling, and some are trite and poorly staged. It is too obvious this final film in the series was done strictly for the money. Nobody seems to be having much fun, and even the blooper reel at the end is lifeless. It does not help that the main villain is obvious from the get-go, which hurts what little credibility the film has. For completists only.
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