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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.

Director:

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 Lin)
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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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

Brett Ratner was a big fan of Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies. He felt that American audiences would not be familiar with the jokes in Jackie's other movies, and deliberately re-used some of his gags. For example, the scene where Inspector Lee accidentally grabs Johnson's (Elizabeth Peña's) breasts is a reference to Jackie Chan's film Mr. Nice Guy (1997). See more »

Goofs

When the building explodes, a camera crew is visible on the rooftop to the left. See more »

Quotes

Lee: Why would they not want my help?
Carter: Because they don't give a damn about you! They don't like you! I don't like you!
Lee: I don't care! I'm here for the girl!
Carter: The girl don't like you! Nobody likes you!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

When aired on television on TBS in 2001, the following alterations were made: usage of the word 'shit' was completely removed and replaced by 'stuff','it', etc., the usage of the word 'ass' was limited; The scene at the police station where Carter apologizes to Johnson for spreading rumors at Christmas about them sleeping together and Johnson is enraged, the part where Lee stops her and says that Carter was just kidding and also notices his hands are on Johnson's breasts was removed; when Johnson and Lee come to Soo Yung's aide in the van, Johnson's sentence of 'it'll blow if I take it off' was removed; many of the outtakes were removed and shortened, like Jackie Chan's "My daddy cotcha bullet by his bare hands, no bullshit." was shortened; at the beginning where Clive shows Carter some C4 in his trunk, Carter's response of 'the Iraqis can't even get this shit' was altered (by replacing 'Iraqis' with Americans and removing the word shit). Also at the beginning and endings of the commercial breaks, interviews with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and scenes from Rush Hour 2 were shown. Jackie and Chris discussed working on the movie and commenting on each other. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Written by Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins) and Robert Mays
Performed by Jay-Z and featuring Amil (of Major Coinz) & Ja Rule
Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Fast, funny and fantastic
12 June 2006 | by Li_85See all my reviews

Rush Hour is fast, funny and Fantastic. It is 2 hours of non stop entertainment. I have seen the sequel, No where near the Classic. Jackie Chan is amazing as the martial arts expert cop from Hong Kong. Chris Tucker is Hilarious as the fast talking cop from America. What happens when two people like this meet, Excitement and entertainment. This is Jackie's Best Hollywood Movie. I have seen a few Chris Tucker movie, this is his Best performance. I hope the third in the series will entertain as the First. If you have not seen this movie, then i recommend this movie. A great action comedy movie for all type of audience to enjoy. One of the best cop buddy movies since Lethal Weapon.


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