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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>

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Taglines:

The fastest hands in the East meet 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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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

After filming and editing was completed, a rough test cut was shown to audiences, who demanded more Jackie Chan action scenes. The crew went back for a few more filming days and added in the scene where Chan fights multiple bad guys during the closing confrontation, and the giant vase scene. See more »

Goofs

Some viewers incorrectly perceived that there is a Vietnamese flag inside the home of Consul Han who represents China.

There is no Vietnamese flag in the Chinese Consul's home. Two flags are correctly displayed in the Consul's home, the Hong Kong flag (white flower on red field) and the flag of the People's Republic of China (one large and four small yellow stars on a red field). PRC had just taken back Hong Kong from the British. While at some angles these flags hanging limp may look a bit like the Vietnamese flag (a single yellow star on a red field), they are distinctly Chinese and Hong Kong flags. See more »

Quotes

Lee: I didn't know you spoke Chinese.
Carter: I never told you I didn't, you just assumed I didn't.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The ABC Family edit shown in the mid-2000s removes some of the risque humor and replaces some of not-safe-to-air language like "shit" with nonsensical substitutes like "zits." See more »

Connections

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Written by Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins) and Robert Mays
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buddy comedies ever after
7 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Obviously, "Rush Hour" is mostly just another buddy comedy, but there's so much hilarious dialogue between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, that it's all worthwhile. When a consul's daughter gets kidnapped, Tucker gets hired to take the case, but Chan gets brought in from Hong Kong to assist. Naturally, they have a very hard time cooperating.

I guess that a major aspect of these movies is that you shouldn't try to take them seriously; just accept them as completely crazy. With Chan doing his martial arts and Tucker being a loudmouth, it's a great time from start to finish. Also starring Elizabeth Pena, Chris Penn, and Tom Wilkinson. I liked the sequel equally.


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