Rush Hour (1998)
Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Jim Cove, Ross LaManna
Actors: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Ma Tai, Mark Rolston, Leung Chun-bong, Elizabeth Pena
Genre: Action / Comedy / Thriller / Crime
Region: United States
Language: English / Cantonese / Mandarin
Released: 1998-09-18 (USA)
Series:  Rush Hour
Length: 98 minutes / 93 minutes (Spain)
AKA: Rush Hour / Peak Hour
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 61%
Ambassador Han (Tzi Ma) presided over the cracking of the smuggling activities of the Zhongtao criminal group before he was sent to the United States, and he was hated by his enemies for this. In the United States, Zhongtao instructed his men to kidnap Ambassador Han’s daughter Suyang (Julia Hsu) and extort a ransom of 50 million US dollars. After hearing the news, the FBI launched a comprehensive investigation. Ambassador Han worried about the efficiency of the US side and insisted on dispatching his old partner Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) from Hong Kong to assist. In order to prevent Lee from solving the case first, the FBI sent Los Angeles Police Department constant problem detective Carter (Chris Tucker Chris Tucker) as Lee’s partner. Carter’s style is flamboyant and high-profile, while Li Ze’s extraordinary skill is low-key and cautious. This pair of temporary partners caused many misunderstandings and jokes. But with the occurrence of crises again and again, the two gradually cultivated a tacit understanding. Will their rescue operation succeed in the end?
The film won the 1999 Latin Media Arts Award for Best Actress (Elizabeth Peña), the 1999 MTV Movie Award for Best Screen Show.
“Rush Hour” is a 1998 action-comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The movie follows the story of LAPD detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Hong Kong Police Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) as they team up to rescue a kidnapped girl and bring down a criminal organization.
The film was praised for its high-energy action sequences and the chemistry between its two lead actors, who provided a balance of humor and intensity. The movie was also noted for its diverse casting and representation of Asian and Black actors in leading roles.
“Rush Hour” was a commercial success, grossing over $244 million worldwide and spawning two sequels. The film’s success helped to establish both Chan and Tucker as international movie stars, and the movie has since become a cult classic in the action-comedy genre.