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Rush Hour


Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson View All


Jim Kouf (Screenplay), Brett Ratner (Director), Ross LaManna (Screenplay), Ross LaManna (Story) View All

Release: Sep. 18th, 1998
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and Carter form an unlikely partnership and investigate the case themselves.
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I liked this movie. I went into it determined to enjoy it, and I did. I have to admit it: I think Chris Tucker is pretty funny. All he has to do is say "DAMN!", and I'll enjoy it. Ebert got ...
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Just posted a review of Rush Hour 3, reproduced below. Rush Hour 3 Many are tempted to think of the Rush Hour franchise as "buddy" movies. You know the type: two wil...
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The rush is on, again. Or is it? Another funnyman, Chris Tucker is reading to keep the reel rolling. Tucker signed on for the next installment of “Rush Hour.” Wait a minute, fans. Buddy-cop co-star ...
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does any body know the name of the song that james is singing wen he is directing traffic? (at the start of the movie.) awsome movie btw, and sry 4 wasting a thred ...
1 Rush Hour 3
Any idea if there will be a 3rd installment to this cool movie? They mentioned it in the 2nd movie at the end in the blooper reel, when the guy falls off the building, Chris Tucker says "He wo...

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Although the plot is overused to the action genre and unimportant to the success of the film, the characters still build themselves around the plot, opposed to later entries in the series, where particularly Rush Hour 3 had the plot constructed around the characters instead, which made the movie see....
The story sometimes plays out as a typical buddy cop film, but to see Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker going at it with either each other or the bad guys sets up new ways to go with the story on occasion.
Starring alongside Chris Tucker tends to be the dividing point with these movies, save the diehard Chan fan who daren't suffer a movie with any less than 3 kung fu fights in it, you either love him or hate him, at least that seems to be how it comes down, but I for one feel that while yes, he can be....