Rush Hour

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New Line Cinema Released 1998

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Director:
Brett Ratner
Released:
1998
Rating:
PG-13

Lee is Hong-Kong's unrivaled supercop on a mission to protect a Chinese Consul Han as he travels to Los Angeles for business. Joining the Consul on his trip is his 11 year-old daughter Soo Young who is mysteriously kidnapped in the City of Angels. The FBI assures Han that he will see his daughter in no time, but Han is reluctant to have anyone but Lee work on the case. Regardless, the FBI enlists an LAPD officer of their own - a rookie named James Carter. Carter is arrogant and plans on solving the case single-handedly. He seriously underestimates Lee's wit and covertness. Carter and Lee must learn to work together as they face their evil counterparts.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Rush Hour effectively teams Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in a formulaic but funny action comedy that should please fans of both stars.

  • 70

    Variety Joe Leydon

    A frankly formulaic but raucously entertaining action comedy.

  • 60

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    At regular intervals the film stops short for similiarly nifty Chan choreography, letting the star flip, swivel, scamper up walls and hurl large objects with his feet.

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    • Production budget - $33,000,000
      Domestic gross - $141,186,864 (7th)
      Worldwide gross - $244,386,864 (15th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $245,647,081
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $425,201,879

    • Music:
      Another Part of Me
      Written by Michael Jackson
      Performed by Michael Jackson
      Fantasy
      Written by Adrian Belew, Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth,
      Steven Stanley and Dave Hall
      Performed by Mariah Carey
      Mother's Son
      Written by Curtis Mayfield
      Performed by Curtis Mayfield
      Night Train
      Written by Jimmy Forrest, Oscar Washington and Lewis Simpkins
      Performed by James Brown
      Surfin' USA
      Written by Chuck Berry and Brian Wilson
      Performed by The Beach Boys
      Can I Get a ..
      Written by Jay-Z, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule and Robert Mays
      Performed by Jay-Z and featuring Amil & Ja Rule
      War
      Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
      Performed by Edwin Starr
      Get Down Tonight
      Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
      Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
      Hip Hug-Her
      Written by Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones
      Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
      How Deep Is Your Love
      Written by Ric Cousins, Tamir 'Nokio' Ruffin, Warryn Campbell and Sisqó
      Performed by Dru Hill
      Fight the Power
      Written by The Isley Brothers and Chris Jasper
      Performed by The Isley Brothers

    • Other production companies:
      Entertainment Film Distributors (UK distributor)
      Roadshow Entertainment (AU distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Greystone Park & Mansion, Beverly Hills, California
      Pasadena, California
      Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California
      Bunker Hill, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Capitol Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
      Ennis-Brown House, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
      Foo-Chow Restaurant, Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
      Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Hong Kong, China
      Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Pals Forever. If they can get past today.
      2. Two cops. One is all talk. The other is all action.
      3. The Fastest Hands In The East Meet The Biggest Mouth In The West.
      4. They come from different cultures. But on a case this big, they speak the same language.

    • Other production companies:
      Entertainment Film Distributors
      (UK distributor)
      Roadshow Entertainment (AU distributor)

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Themes

for men, inner city streets, Crime, issues with authority, campy