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.
In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
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
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When Carter (Tucker) and Lee (Chan) are getting to know each other at the beginning, Lee reveals to Carter that Juntao killed his partner (after Carter questions the very existence of Juntao). Yet, towards the end when Juntao is on the stage, after taking over for Consul Han, it takes Lee a while to recognize that it is actually Juntao. This could mean that Lee has only ever heard about Juntao's exploits but has never actually seen him before. It's safe to say that at the end, Lee connects the dots and finally has a face to match with the name. See more »
I didn't know you spoke Chinese.
I never told you I didn't, you just assumed I didn't.
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Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »
When aired on TV, right after Lee and Carter fell through the bridge and were nearly run over, Carters says "I think I broke my shin", the line was removed, because it sounded too much like: "I think my broke my shit!" When Sang tries to abduct Soo Yung, the part where she whacks him in the face with her necklace, cutting the corner of his eye, was cut so the scar below his right eye remains a mystery; When Clive aims a gun at Carter's head and says "I'm gonna blow his freakin' head all over the parking lot, asshole", the line was changed to: "I'm gonna splatter his brains all over the parking lot..."; The word 'ass' is replaced by 'butt' and 'rear' throughout the movie; When a character says 'God damn' or 'God dammit', the 'God' was removed; At the bar, Carter's greeting of 'What's up, my nigga?' was changed to 'What's up, Negro?", it's even changed to that when Lee accidentally says it to the bartender; When Carter takes a joint from a man in the bar and breathes it in, the scene of him having a small trip was deleted; the part where Lee stops Johnson and says "he's just joking" was altered to delete the scene of him noticing his hands are on Johnson's breasts; When Carter shoots the C4 in the back of Clive's car and it explodes, the explosion was shortened; The outtakes were also altered to eliminate profanity. See more »
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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