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.
It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation.Written by
This movie grossed sixty-seven million dollars in its opening weekend, which was thirty-four million dollars more than Rush Hour (1998)'s opening. See more »
In the casino scene towards the end, when Carter is about to throw the dice in the name of Mandela, the pretty girl on the left of Carter shouts Mandela's name along with the others. However, in the next shot, she does not complete her action and is seen nervously looking at the dice instead. See more »
[Carter enters the room while Lee is holding Ricky Tan at gunpoint]
Hey Ricky, how you doing? Lee, I see you've got everything under control, man, I'm gonna go downstairs and...
[sees Reign's dead body]
God damn! What happened to Reign?
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The televised version aired on Fox, 6 May 2005 included alternate footage to replace questionable language. The new footage included:
1) James Carter saying "Yeah, this is my titty - I mean, yeah, this is my city"; the alternate footage changes it to "Yeah, that's right."
2) Ricky Tan's line "I hate that fortune cookie shit" was changed to "Where did you get that? In a fortune cookie?" This shot is noticeably changed from the original - it features an even tighter close-up of John Lone's face to the point where the film grain is very evident.
I'll Be Missing You
(AKA "Every Breath You Take")
Written by Sting
Performed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (featuring Faith Evans & 112)
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
Contains a sample of "Every Breath You Take"
Performed by The Police
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Fun film with big personalities and plenty of action
Action-comedy legend Jackie Chan teams up with the amusing Chris Tucker in this off-beat sequel to the 1998 hit, Rush Hour. Both actors create likable characters with slightly more depth to them than the average comedic archetypes. Tucker is a loudmouthed clown from the LAPD, and Chan is a quiet, methodical Chief Inspector from Hong Kong. Not just racial stereotypes, their characters are developed just enough to make you want more from them - particularly Chan's.
The plot begins to develop in earnest about 1/3rd of the way through the film and takes a few predictable twists and turns until reaching a climactic conclusion. John Lone plays Chan's father's former police partner and the leader of the Triads - a huge Hong Kong gang. He plays his character like a Chinese Chris Walken and, along with Ziyi Zhang, his beautiful but psychotic partner, provides a nice dramatic balance to the lunatic Tucker and straight-man Chan. The story evolves to expose a counterfeiting plot in which the Triad, the US Secret Service, and others are all somehow involved.
Chan and Tucker have great chemistry and, with a good supporting cast, they make this sequel work. Rush Hour 2 is a fun, lightweight action film suitable for teens on up.
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