Rush Hour 2

August 3rd, 2001


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

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 6.4/10 (75,202 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director: Brett Ratner

Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone

It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation.

Writers: Ross LaManna, Jeff Nathanson

Jackie Chan - Chief Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker - Detective James Carter
John Lone - Ricky Tan
Ziyi Zhang - Hu Li (as Zhang Ziyi)
Roselyn Sanchez - Isabella Molina
Alan King - Steven Reign
Harris Yulin - Agent Sterling
Kenneth Tsang - Captain Chin
Lisa LoCicero - Receptionist
Mei Melançon - Girl in Car (as Meiling Melancon)
Maggie Q - Girl in Car
Patricia Chan - Club Hostess
Gelbert Coloma - Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin - Heaven on Earth Hostess
Cindy Lu - Heaven on Earth Hostess #2

Taglines: The Mouth Of The West And The Hands Of The East Are Back!


Official Website: New Line | e-Pipoca [Brazil] (Portuguese)- synopsis, gallery, trailer |

Release Date: 3 August 2001

Filming Locations: Chep Lep Kok International Airport, Hong Kong, China

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $67,408,222 (USA) (5 August 2001) (3118 Screens)

Gross: $347,325,802 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Ziyi Zhang could not speak English, so she had to take direction via the combination of an interpreter (often Jackie Chan himself) and Brett Ratner essentially performing "charades". Her character only says three English words in the movie: "Some apple?" and, later, "Out!" In an interview, Roselyn Sanchez said that Ziyi Zhang tried learning English from her, but tried to discourage her as she would have ended up speaking it with a Puerto Rican accent.

Revealing mistakes: The wall in the massage parlor moves when pushed during the fight.

James Carter: Why didn't you tell me you had a bomb in your mouth?
Lee: I did.
James Carter: No you did not!
Lee: I said "mmm!"
James Carter: What the hell is "mmm! mmm!"
Lee: mmm, mmm. Bomb!

User Review

I've seen it 4 times, and it still makes me laugh!

Rating: 9/10

Rush Hour 2 is one of those rare sequels that turn out to be either just as just as much if not equally more hilarious than the first. This summer, I had several opportunities to see this film and of course took those chances because I just couldn't stop laughing at this film, no matter how I knew what would happen in the next scene. It has great humor and great chemistry that we haven't seen between two actors since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Carter and Lee are back and starting off where the first Rush Hour left off and that's in China. Carter is expecting a dream vacation full of "mushoo's" a.k.a girls! Lee is standing in the way of that though taking on his old cases, including finding out about a counterfeit scam, and finding out who killed his father. He fools Carter several times, but together eventually team back to discover that you just "follow the rich white man" back to America and end up working undercover with the sexy Isabella Molina. But things get deeper as Lee finds out that the counterfeit scam and his father's killer might to be connected.

Rush Hour 2 is one of the funniest movies I have seen, not to mention one of the best movies of the year! I was extremely happy to see this movie and I cannot wait until the DVD! Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are just amazing and I cannot wait until the third Rush Hour release, I just know it'll be a great one!