Rush Hour Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Rush Hour the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

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 VHS, DVD
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).

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