Rush Hour (1998 film)

Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. It stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched cops who must rescue a diplomats kidnapped daughter. Released on September 18, 1998, the film grossed over 200 million worldwide. The films success spawned two sequels, Rush Hour2001 and Rush Hour2007, with a fourth film currently in development.

Shortly after Han arrives in the United States to take up his new diplomatic post in Los Angeles, his daughter, Soo Yung, is kidnapped by Sang while on her way to her first day of school. The FBI informs Consul Han about the incident, who calls in Lee to assist in the case because he and Soo Yung are from China. The FBI, afraid that the injury or death of Lee would result in negative attention, decide to pawn him off on the LAPD. Captain Diel originally is against the plan and believes it to be a disgrace to his department. He later agrees with Agent Russ plan and has someone reckless in mind, due to his lack of belief in working with the people in the LAPD. The arrogant and reckless detective, James Carter is tricked into doing this but Carter makes a plan to solve the case himself when he finds out that he has been given a mundane taskbecause the FBI doesnt trust him or Lee in the matter.Carter meets Lee at Los Angeles International Airport and then proceeds to take him on a sightseeing tour of LA, simultaneously keeping Lee away from the embassy and contacting several of his underworld informants about the kidnapping. Lee finally escapes and makes his way to the Chinese Consulate, where an anxious Han and a group of FBI agents are awaiting news about his daughter. While being reprimanded by Agentincharge Warren Russ, Carter accidentally involves himself in a phone conversation with Sangwho is posing as Juntao, where he arranges a ransom drop of 50 million in a couple of hours. ........

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