Rush Hour

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

When a Chinese diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in Los Angeles, he calls in Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) to assist the FBI with the case. But the FBI doesn't want anything to do with Lee, and they dump him off on the LAPD, who assign wisecracking Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to watch over him. Although Lee and Carter can't stand each other, they choose to work together to solve the case on their own when they figure out they've been ditched by both the FBI and police.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Elizabeth Peña, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Rolston, Tzi Ma, Rex Linn

Director: Brett Ratner

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions

Keywords: Hilarious , Daughter , Transformation , Los Angeles , Pursuit , Underdog , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's the kind of copycat movie that becomes original through its cast and treatment. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The fast-talking Tucker and quick-kicking Chan are a surprisingly good team that manages to deliver a fun combination of highly choreographed action and comedy. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Lightweight and made out of familiar elements, but they're handled with humor and invention. show more

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