Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime

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Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.


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21 February 2020 | MR_Heraclius
| Not as good as the first but still fun.
Rush Hour 2 is just like the first Rush Hour. You still get all the action and comedy as the first one. Except that their is a new mission for Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Overall, this movie is pretty decent. I would suggest this movie.

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The movie premiered on July 26, 2001 on a single Los Angeles to Hong Kong flight by United Airlines and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.


James Carter: Use them tiger teeth!


At approx. 1:07:28, Lee throws a bag full of coins at the guards. Although, it can be an effective weapon, it would be impractical as the bag would be too heavy if it had the amount of coins shown to fall out after he throws it. He would be unable to throw it that fast enough to gain the momentum required cause any kind of damage or even slow the guards down. Thus revealing the bag and the coins within to be a very light props.

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No chickens were harmed during the making of this film.

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes several deleted scenes:

  • a bit of banter between Carter and Lee before they enter the nightclub.
  • Carter talks to Captain Diel (Philip Baker Hall) over the phone and gets berated for doing police work in Hong Kong.
  • When Carter is wandering through the marketplace and asking for the massage parlor, he mistakenly asks an old man in Cantonese if he can spank his daughter with a ping-pong paddle.
  • Carter talks his way in to the yacht party by claiming to be the band's lead singer.
  • On the flight back to L.A., Carter loudly sings along to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".
  • An extended version of the scene in which Carter and Lee try to get rid of the "bomb" at the hotel.
  • The original version of the scene in the truck. In this version, Carter and Lee are not tied up and they find the counterfeit money in large wooden boxes.
  • At the Red Dragon casino, Carter pulls Steven Reign aside and they exchange sarcastic remarks.
  • Different takes of Chris Tucker's ad-libbed speech to Hu Li after their fight.
  • Different takes of Chris Tucker ad-libbing the name of his "good friend" in San Juan.
  • Different takes of Jeremy Piven ad-libbing during his cameo.


Tian Mi Mi
Traditional music
Lyrics by Hu Hwang


Plot Summary


Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller


Release Date:

3 August 2001


English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Country of Origin

Hong Kong, USA

Filming Locations

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,408,222 5 August 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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