Rush Hour 2

August 3, 2001 0 By Fans
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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

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


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

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


Official Website:
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Release Date: 3 August 2001

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

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000


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

Gross: $347,325,802

Technical Specs



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?

I did.

James Carter:
No you did not!

I said "mmm!"

James Carter:
What the hell is "mmm! mmm!"

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

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!