Rush Hour (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Philip Baker Hall Capt. Diel
Jackie Chan Detective Inspector Lee
Michael Chow Diner Guest
James Fox Consul Han
Julia Hsu Soo Yung
Kai Lennox Cop at Diner
Ken Leung Sang
Rex Linn Agent Whitney
Robert Littman First Caucasian
Tzi Ma Consul Han
Elizabeth Pena
Elizabeth Peña Tania Johnson
Chris Penn Clive
Mark Rolston Agent Russ
Chris Tucker Detective James Carter
Tom Wilkinson Thomas Griffin
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Thriller; Crime
Director Brett Ratner
Producer Roger Birnbaum; Jonathan Glickman
Writer Ross LaManna; Jim Kouf
Studio New Line Cinema
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 98 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.7
Brett Ratner directed this action-comedy that found box-office success by teaming Chris Tucker with Jackie Chan — performing his own stunts as per his earlier films. As the story begins, Hong-Kong supercop Lee's (Chan), detective savvy leads to the confiscation of $500 million in weapons, drugs, and Chinese art. When Hong Kong Chinese Consul Han (Tzi Ma), is sent on a diplomatic mission to Los Angeles, his 11-year-old daughter, Soo Young (Julia Hsu), is abducted by an international criminal mastermind. The FBI assures Han they will find the kidnappers and return her safely, yet Han only trusts his longtime friend and ally (also his daughter's beloved martial arts teacher) Inspector Lee, who immediately flies in to help. Unwilling to have an outsider interfere in their investigation, the FBI assigns rogue LAPD detective (and buffoon) James Carter (Chris Tucker) to the case. Hoping to impress the FBI, Carter enthusiastically reports for work but is dismayed to discover his real mission is only to keep Lee away from the case (read b-a-b-y-s-i-t-t-e-r). The arrogant Carter reacts by embarking on a one-man crusade to solve the case, but he must first distract Lee. It doesn't take Carter long before he realizes he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who sees what's going on and slips away. Impatient FBI agents try to cast off these unwanted misfit cops, but with an assist from LAPD bomb expert Tania Johnson (Elizabeth Pena), Carter and Lee eventually confront the bad guys in a full-tilt action sequence. — Bhob Stewart
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 297
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 794043717284
Chapters 37
Release Date 2/2/2004
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Interactive Menus
Scene Selection
Special Features
Audio Commentary By The Director
Isolated Score With Commentary By Composer Lalo Schifrin.
Deleted Scenes
Original Feturette
Cast And Crew Biographies
Theatrical Trailer
Short Film - Whatever Happened To Mason Reese With Audio Commentary By Director Brett Ratner
Music Video: Dru Hill "How Deep Is Your Love".