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Rush Hour (1998)

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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.

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Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ross LaManna (story), Jim Kouf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Leung ... Sang
Jackie Chan ... Lee
Tom Wilkinson ... Griffin / Juntao
Tzi Ma ... Consul Han
Robert Littman Robert Littman ... First Caucasian
Michael Chow ... Dinner Guest
Julia Hsu ... Soo Yung
Chris Tucker ... Carter
Chris Penn ... Clive
Kai Lennox ... Cop at Diner
Larry Sullivan ... Cop at Diner (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)
Yang Lin Yang Lin ... Consul Secretary (as Yan Ling)
Roger Fan ... Soo Yung's Bodyguard
George Cheung ... Soo Yung's Driver
Lucy Lin Lucy Lin ... Exposition Official
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The fastest hands in the East versus the biggest mouth in the West. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush Hour See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,001,803, 20 September 1998

Gross USA:

$141,186,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,721,064
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film inspired the creation of the website Rotten Tomatoes. Site founder Senh Duong is a big Jackie Chan fan and built the website to collect reviews for all of Chan's Hong Kong as they were being released in the United States. He coded the site in two weeks putting it up shortly before the release of this film. Rotten Tomatoes is now one of the most notable sources for movie reviews and its Tomameter rating is used to judge a film's success and used in advertising and award promotions. See more »

Goofs

In the Billiard Hall at the beginning of the fight, Lee goes to grab a barstool with his feet and it has a bright red seat cover and round metal legs. Right before he hits the bartender, it changes to a dull red seat cover and black painted two by fours for the legs. See more »

Quotes

Carter: [to Griffin] Want to blow something up, huh? Come on push the button. Push the button.
Soo Yung: [to Carter] What are you doing?
Carter: [to Soo Yung] Just playing, play along.
[to Griffin]
Carter: Come on push the button!
Soo Yung: Yeah come on, push the button!
Carter: Blow everybody up!
Soo Yung: Yeah blow everybody up!
Carter: Push the goddamn button!
Soo Yung: Push the goddamn button!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Also, the scene of Carter dressed as an airplane technician talking to the stewardess about a problem on the plane was cut out, it just featured a close up of Carter dressed as a technician boarding the plane and sitting right beside Lee. See more »

Connections

References Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Mother's Son
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
Courtesy of Curtom Classics/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A great Hollywood Comedy-Action flick
19 December 2006 | by fernandez_1989See all my reviews

This movie is pure comedy from the beginning to the end. You will have a good laugh thanks to Chris Tucker in his role of Carter, a clumsy LA cop. The city of Los Angeles is spectacular and is a great scenario for this entertaining movie. Jackie Chan at its best kicking asses everywhere with an outstanding humble attitude. I think Americans love Jackie Chan because he's so nice and great person.

The main reason why I like this movie is the wonderful duo they play, constantly arguing, while walking around exciting California, USA, about everything, but in the meantime they are loyal partners. The great diversity there is in America singles out in a city like Los Angeles when we go through Chinatown. And fortunately, the movie brings us out there. Interesting cultures melt into a huge variety of ethnicities that make anything possible to happen. This is why America is so interesting and wonderful and we from abroad love her as a beautiful land.

All in all, this is a worth-seeing Hollywood movie and probably you would like to watch it several times!


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