Rush Hour

Rush Hour

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Director: Brett Ratner

Cast: Brett Ratner, Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson

     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
Just when it seemed that buddy movies peaked with the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour high-kicked its way to box-office success. Due to its surprisingly new take on the action-comedy genre, the film pairs up the polar opposite Jackie Chan with motor-mouth Chris Tucker of Friday. The talkaholic Tucker proves to be the perfect complement to Chan's choreographed kicks and backflips. While the movie is constructed from typical elements, the two stars make for an entertaining and exciting team. Martial arts expert Chan has become famous for being his own stunt man and literally breaking every bone in his body. Rush Hour not only shows his ability to throw punches and scale walls, but there are several physical routines that rival the work of Charlie Chaplin. In one scene, Chan must ward off goons as he protects wobbling vases -- and does so with the grace of Buster Keaton and the moves of Chuck Norris. Directed by Brett Ratner, who proved that he can direct both Tucker and high-octane action segments in Money Talks, the film comes to life due to the onscreen chemistry between Chan and Tucker. While some may be offended by the Asian stereotypes and racial jokes, one can't deny that Rush Hour proves that a little humor and creativity can fuse new life into an ailing genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
UPC:
0794043109362
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
43,891

Special Features

An exclusive sneak peak at Rush Hour 3 (Part I) ; "Rush Hour: 1, 2, 3!" includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast; Deleted scenes; Music video "how Deep is Your Love"; Original featurette "A Piece of the Action"; Behind-the-scenes of Rush Hour; Short film "Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?"; Audio commentary by director Brett Ratner

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Chan Detective Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker Detective James Carter
Tom Wilkinson Thomas Griffin
Elizabeth Peña Tania Johnson
Philip Baker Hall Capt. Diel
Mark Rolston Agent Russ
James Fox Consul Han
Rex Linn Agent Whitney
Ken Leung Sang
Chris Penn Clive
Julia Hsu Soo Yung

Technical Credits
Brett Ratner Director
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Matthew Barry Casting
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Sharen Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
Leon Dudevoir Executive Producer
Thomas Fichter Art Director
Jonathan Glickman Producer
Nancy Green-Keyes Casting
Mark Helfrich Editor
Gary Jones Musical Direction/Supervision
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
Jim Kouf Screenwriter
Ross Lamanna Original Story,Screenwriter
Kim Ornitz Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Sarkissian Producer
Art Schaeffer Co-producer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Jay Stern Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rush Hour
1. A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of Rush Hour [:06]
2. Getting With Jackie [1:49]
3. Working With Chris [1:41]
4. Brett Ratner - Action Star [1:06]
5. Chris Tucker - Action Star [3:04]
6. Brett Ratner - Director Energy. Detail. Personality [2:26]
7. Hard at Work [2:12]
8. Intimidating the Director [:57]
9. Oh, the Chemistry [1:25]
10. Fights...Fireworks...and Brett's Mamma [1:37]
11. ...Doubts When Shooting [1:24]
12. The Hardest Part of Acting [1:55]
13. Jackie's Stunts [3:21]
14. Buster Keaton & Musicals [2:28]
15. A Piece of the Action [10:31]
17. Credits [:31]
1. Opening Credits [2:26]
2. "Where is Juntao?" [1:33]
3. Hong Kong, [2:08]
4. C4 [3:18]
5. School's Out [2:34]
6. Partners [3:13]
7. Going to the Show [1:54]
8. G-14 Classified [2:49]
9. Carter, FBI [2:51]
10. Supercops [4:10]
11. The United States of James Carter [2:12]
12. Azteca Shakedown [5:22]
13. Quick Hands [1:10]
14. Meet Inspector Li [2:56]
15. Get Carter [2:48]
16. Pickup on 6th Street [1:56]
17. The Detonator [3:16]
18. Prectice Makes Perfect [1:53]
19. Give Me the Name [2:29]
20. The Foo Chow [3:33]
21. Camel's Hump [2:49]
22. One From Column B [2:01]
23. "Fight Me Like a Man?" [3:11]
24. Room Service [3:17]
25. Case Closed [2:08]
26. Juntao Colls [2:35]
27. A Lesson in Honor [2:17]
28. Getting the Drop on the Drop [3:25]
29. "Juntao!" [2:13]
30. "Thank You and Goodnight" [3:19]
31. Saving Vase [1:37]
32. "Meet Me on the Roof" [2:14]
33. Leave Them in Stitches [2:02]
34. A Banner Night [1:14]
35. Three Little Words [:41]
36. End Credits / Bloopers [2:13]
37. Tail Credits [3:05]

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Rush Hour 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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An Action/Comedy That You Need to See! -Samuel Sears Movie Freak Reviews
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An amazing film for action only bettered by it's sequel
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Rush Hour is the best movie! The girl who played Soo Yung (Julia Hsu) goes to my school, but people don't hound her. People say ''That's the girl from 'Rush Hour''' She's really nice and friendly.
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Rush Hour was a high entertaining movie. The movie brings together two of the bests actors of today. The movie brings Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker to L.A. to find a missing girl. Even the plot of the movie was outstanding. This movie is still interesting, and entertaining everytime I watch it.
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Chris Tucker is a funny dude on his own, so when he was partnered with Jackie Chan, that made it one hell of a comedy film.
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Even with the creation of Rush Hour II and III, the first remains the most clever, innovative, humerous, and with a plot and action scenes comparable to any mystery or thriller.
Dunn1inc More than 1 year ago
Great pair these two make. they need to team up & make a boatload of more movies.
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