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Cliched buddy film that's sauced up a bit with the unlikely pairing of loud-mouthed Tucker and swift-footed Chan. Motormouth L.A. detective James Carter (Tucker) is temporarily assigned to the FBI to babysit Hong Kong detective Lee (Chan) and keep him away from a kidnapping case that Lee is anxious to solve for personal reasons. Chan is more subdued stuntwise than in his own pictures but nonetheless a charmer against the abrasive Tucker. The culture clash scenes and some high gloss action moments make for a rousing action-comedy. Film was a surprise boxoffice smash.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comic Adventure, Action-Comedy, Culture Clash, Extraordinary Pairings, L.A., FBI, Kidnapped!, Comic Cops
Jim Kouf, Ross LaManna
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tzi Ma, Julia Hsu, Philip Baker Hall, Rex Linn, Elizabeth Pena, Mark Rolston, Tom Wilkinson
Adam Greenberg
Brett Ratner
Lalo Schifrin
Roger Birnbaum, Arthur Sarkissian, Jonathan Glickman, Jay Stern, New Line Cinema


MTV Movie Awards 1999: On-Screen Duo (Chris Tucker/Jackie Chan).

Visitor Reviews

Rush Hour
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A crime lord named Juntao steals millions of dollars worth of chinese cultural treasures and seems to never get caught. Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) is hot on his trail hoping to catch him when he finds these treasures and is disappointed to find Juntao isn't there. Then the outgoing Chinese ruler named Han goes to the U.S. for a job as a diplomatic leader and his daughter gets kidnapped. Han calls upon Inspector Lee to help out and he teams up with LAPD cop James Carter (Chris Tucker). This 1998 martial arts film has a lot of action and Chan and Tucker make a good team.