Rush Hour

New Line Cinema Released 1998



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Brett Ratner

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
        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
        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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