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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29 December 2005 | mstomaso
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| Fun film with big personalities and plenty of action
Action-comedy legend Jackie Chan teams up with the amusing Chris Tucker in this off-beat sequel to the 1998 hit, Rush Hour. Both actors create likable characters with slightly more depth to them than the average comedic archetypes. Tucker is a loudmouthed clown from the LAPD, and Chan is a quiet, methodical Chief Inspector from Hong Kong. Not just racial stereotypes, their characters are developed just enough to make you want more from them - particularly Chan's.

The plot begins to develop in earnest about 1/3rd of the way through the film and takes a few predictable twists and turns until reaching a climactic conclusion. John Lone plays Chan's father's former police partner and the leader of the Triads - a huge Hong Kong gang. He plays his character like a Chinese Chris Walken and, along with Ziyi Zhang, his beautiful but psychotic partner, provides a nice dramatic balance to the lunatic Tucker and straight-man Chan. The story evolves to expose a counterfeiting plot in which the Triad, the US Secret Service, and others are all somehow involved.

Chan and Tucker have great chemistry and, with a good supporting cast, they make this sequel work. Rush Hour 2 is a fun, lightweight action film suitable for teens on up.

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Trivia

The counterfeit dollar bills used in the movie say, "In Dog We Trust". During shooting, some extras walked off the set with some of the fake cash, and it eventually ended up in a few casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. The situation went so out-of-control that production was briefly shut down when the FBI subjected the props department to an investigation to determine whether or not they violated the Counterfeit Deterrence Act of 1992.


Quotes

Old Lady on Stairs in Bamboo-Climbing Fight: Move aside, Kobe!


Goofs

When Lee tries to intimidate Ricky Tan during the finale he's using a Walther PPK/s pointed at his face, but the split second when Lee turns and yells "CARTER!!", He's holding a Sig-Sauer P232.


Crazy Credits

Outtakes are played during the ending credits


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.


Soundtracks

So Flute
Written by
Ludovic Navarre
Performed by St. Germain
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

3 August 2001

Language

English, Mandarin, Cantonese


Country of Origin

Hong Kong, USA

Filming Locations

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,408,222 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$226,164,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,325,802

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