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Rush Hour (1998)

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.

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Cast

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Lee
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Consul Han
Robert Littman ...
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Michael Chow ...
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Cop at Diner
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Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
Yang Lin ...
Consul Secretary (as Yan Ling)
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Soo Yung's Bodyguard
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Lucy Lin ...
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Storyline

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence and shootings, and for language | See all certifications »

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18 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,001,803, 20 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$141,153,686, 21 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,386,864
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Trivia

At the Grauman's Chinese Theater, Carter shows Inspector Lee the footprints of John Wayne, an actor whom Chan went on to spoof in Shanghai Noon (2000) and the sequel Shanghai Knights (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Lee and Carter escape from the Foo Chow restaurant Lee pulls the necklace off a Chinese girl, the necklace should've snapped. Yet later he puts the necklace on Soo Yung as if it's been fixed. Lee wouldn't have getting it fixed in that time since his only main concern was saving Soo Yung. See more »

Quotes

Carter: I've been lookin' for your sweet and sour chicken ass.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

Fantasy
Written by Adrian Belew, Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Steven Stanley and Dave Hall
Performed by Mariah Carey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A fun addition to the buddy cop genre
4 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

When a diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in the US, a Chinese policeman Lee is sent to help the FBI with the investigation. Not wishing his help the FBI arrange a LAPD officer Carter to keep him out of trouble. However with both Lee and Carter keen to be involved in the investigation, they set out on their own to find the girl overcoming both bad guys and cultural differences.

This is yet another buddy cop movie where different partners must overcome their differences to solve a crime. Here the difference is the black culture and the Chinese culture. The story is very unlikely but it makes enough sense to get by, all it needs is to hang in and create lots of set pieces. Which it does - there's not as much action for Jackie Chan as I would have liked and his fight scenes feel toned down in favour of Tucker's manic comedy (this was partially reversed in RH2). This is a shame because Tucker is funny but his manic antics can get a bit irritating in large doses - it needed more of Chan.

However it is funny and Chan does hold his own and get to show how fast he is. His fight scenes don't feel as inventive as in other films but he has a good chemistry with Tucker. The bad guys are quite characterless but it doesn't really matter as the lead duo manage to carry the film.

Overall a good buddy cop movie that is a good vehicle for both Chan and Tucker and plays on both their strengths to good effect. However as with RH2 most of the funniest moments come in the closing outtakes, which can't be a good thing.


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