Rush Hour


1h 38m 1998

Brief Synopsis

As the FBI scrambles to save the life of the kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Consul, the diplomat hires trusted Hong Kong police detective Lee to find the girl. Unwilling to have their investigation invaded by a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns a rogue LAPD detective to keep Detective Lee away from the case at any cost. Carter, the detective, covertly embarks on a one-man crusade to solve the case, having first distracted Lee. Within hours, Carter realises he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who has seen through his ruse, given Carter the slip, and landed in the middle of the FBI's investigation. Both excluded by the FBI, these two cops from very different worlds must join forces to save the young girl.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hora punta
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Crime
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; CAST Security, Inc.; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Central Casting, Inc.; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cis Hollywood; Def Jam; Def Jam Recordings,A Devision Of UMG Recordings, Inc.; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; E Films; For Stars Catering; Hollywood Rental Company Inc; Howard Anderson Company; J L Fisher Inc; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Kona Cutting; New Line Cinema; New Line International; New Wave Entertainment; Newman Scoring Stage; Night Lights By Bebee Inc.; Optical Illusions Inc; Panavision, Ltd.; Salon Films; Video Images; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Contender Entertainment; Gaga Communications (Parent); Metropolitan Filmexport; Myndform; New Line Cinema; New Line Home Entertainment; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paradiso Entertainment; Rialto Films; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Videocine; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Hong Kong; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

As the FBI scrambles to save the life of the kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Consul, the diplomat hires trusted Hong Kong police detective Lee to find the girl. Unwilling to have their investigation invaded by a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns a rogue LAPD detective to keep Detective Lee away from the case at any cost. Carter, the detective, covertly embarks on a one-man crusade to solve the case, having first distracted Lee. Within hours, Carter realises he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who has seen through his ruse, given Carter the slip, and landed in the middle of the FBI's investigation. Both excluded by the FBI, these two cops from very different worlds must join forces to save the young girl.

Crew

Thomas A. Curran

Grip

Jan H. Aaris

Additional Special Effects

Rebecca Alling

Makeup Artist

H. Leah Amir

Production Assistant

Colin Anderson

"B" Camera Operator/Steadicam

Jim Anderson

Special Effects Production Assistant

Mark Andrews

Song ("How Deep Is Your Love")

Tony Anthony

Compositor (Optical Illusions)

Tony Anthony

Visual Effects

George C Atamian

Set Dresser

Henry Audette

Driver

Joe Bachelor

Scenic Artist

Carmen Baker

1st Assistant Sound Editor

Reid Baker

Compositor (Optical Illusions)

Hedy P Balani

Driver

Kelly Balfe

Other

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

William D Barber

"A" Camera Operator

Rodney P Barnes

Set Security

Matt Barry

Casting

Matthew Barry

Casting

Kevin Beard

Production Assistant

Adrian Belew

Song ("Fantasy")

Michael A Benson

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit), Director Of Photography (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Melanie Bermudez

Assistant Accountant

Chuck Berry

Song ("Surfin' Usa")

James Biehahn

Driver

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Michael Blankenship

Props Maker Foreman

Judith Blinick

1st Assistant Accountant

Lisa Bonaccorso

Camera Loader

Eddie Braun

Terry Leonard'S Assistant Stunt Coordinator (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Jim Brookshire

Dialogue Editor

Gary A Brostrom

Rigging Grip

Paul Broucek

Music Executive

James Brown

Song Performer ("Night Train")

Troy Brown

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Jeanette Browning

Adr Recordist

Charles John Bukey

Key Grip

Reid Burns

Effects Producer (Optical Illusions)

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter (Kona Cutting)

Brian Burrows

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Hal Burton

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Dana Bushkin

Production Assistant

Charley Cabrera

Art Department Production Assistant

Warren Campbell

Song ("How Deep Is Your Love")

Julian Cantherley

Production Assistant (Hong Kong Unit)

Tom Cantrell

Electrician

Frank Capp

Music Contractor

Mariah Carey

Special Thanks

Mariah Carey

Song

Mariah Carey

Song Perfomer ("Fantasy")

Michael J Carlson

Carpenter

Pat Carman

Other

T K Carter

Dialogue Coach (For Chris Tucker)

Harry Wayne Casey

Song ("Get Down Tonight")

David S Cass

2nd Assistant Director; 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Chris Chan

Casting Coordinator (Hong Kong Unit)

Darryl Chan

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Frankie Chan

Special Thanks

Jackie Chan

Stunt Coordinator

Paul Chan

Camera Operator (Hong Kong Unit)

Steve Chan

Sound Mixer

Willie Chan

Special Thanks

Anita S. Chang

Assistant (To Brett Ratner)

Tim Chau

Sound Design & Supervising Sound Editor

Andy Cheng

Assistant Stunt Coordinator (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

William Cheng

1st Assistant Director (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Chung Tak Cheung

Swing Gang (Hong Kong Unit)

Lau Hon Cheung

Special Effects (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Cheng Ping Chi

Swing Gang (Hong Kong Unit)

Yolan Chinag

Production Assistant (Hong Kong Unit)

Ken Chiu

Art Director (Hong Kong Unit)

Ken Chiu

Art Decorator (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Peter Chu

Location Manager (Hong Kong Unit)

Wai Wah Chung

Property Master (Hong Kong Unit)

Samuel M. Cobb

Set Medic

Martin Coblenz

Transportation Coordinator

Alan B Cohen

"B" Camera 1st Assistant

Eugene Collier

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Chuck Comisky

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kevin Conlin

Other

Gene Cooper

Sculptor

Joe Couch

Carpenter

Ric Cousins

Song ("How Deep Is Your Love")

Cathy Crandall

Assistant Costume Designer

Steve Cropper

Song ("Hip Hug-Her")

Phil Culotta

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Andy D'addario

Re-Recording Mixer

Bruce D'aragon

"B" Camera 1st Assistant (2nd Unit)

Tom Dahl

Re-Recording Mixer

Mike Daigle

Other

Ara Darakjian

Set Dresser

David D Darling

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

C Marie Davis

Executive Producer (Cis Hollywood)

Kelly Mitchell Davis

Set Costumer

Sharen Davis

Costume Designer

Greg P Dennison

Additional Special Effects

Steve Desantis

Other

Vincent A Desantis

Props Maker Foreman

Alan Disder

1st Assistant Camera (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Alyss Dixson

Special Thanks

Charles E Dolan

Additional Special Effects

Max Doudsmit

Special Assistant

Linda Drake

Other

Leon Dudevoir

Co-Executive Producer

Wayne L. Duncan

Grip

Donald Dunn

Song

Brad Edmunston

"A" Camera 2nd Assistant (2nd Unit)

Erik Ellner

Production Attorney

David Elton

On-Set Dresser

Glenn Enzen

Driver

Jori Espinosa

2nd Assistant Accountant

Ho Kwok Fai

Electrician (Hong Kong Unit)

Skip Fairlee

Driver

John A Fearn

Driver

Marvin Felton

Special Effects

Thomas Fichter

Art Director

Richard Finch

Song ("Get Down Tonight")

Dave Flanigan

Driver

Ruy Folguera

Electronic Music Programming

Linda Folk

Adr Editor

Jimmy Forrest

Song ("Night Train")

Chris Frantz

Song ("Fantasy")

Maurice Freeman

Production Assistant

Jamie Freitag

Associate Producer

Jamie Freitag

1st Assistant Director

Carla Fry

Executive In Charge Of Production

Irene Chau Pik Fun

Production Manager (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Albert Gasser

Dialogue Editor

Stuart H Gates

Labor Foreman

Larry Gaynor

Digital Rotoscoping & Paint (Cis Hollywood)

Eric Giese

Labor Foreman

Emily Glatter

In-House Production Coordinator

Dave Glavin

Driver

Diane Glavin

Driver

Jonathan Glickman

Producer

Gary Goldstein

Digital Rotoscoping & Paint (Cis Hollywood)

Al Goto

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Rich Green

Foley Coordinator

Adam Greenberg

Director Of Photography

Shai Greenberg

"A" Camera 2nd Assistant

Kris Gregg

Compositor (Optical Illusions)

Dewey Gene Grigg

Additional Special Effects

Robert Grime

Craft Service

Thomas Guide

Special Thanks

Charles Hackett

Driver

Dave Hall

Song ("Fantasy")

Richard Hansen

Other

Janice Hayen

Music Copyist

Ira Hearshen

Original Music

Isabell Heimerdinger

Compositor (Optical Illusions)

Mark Helfrich

Editor

Mark A Hicks

Chris Tucker'S Stunt Double (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Earnest Ho

2nd Assistant Camera (Hong Kong Unit)

Patrick Ho

2nd Assistant Camera (Hong Kong Unit)

Jeff House

Other

Melanie Hughes-weaver

Key Makeup Artist

Stanley Hung

Camera Operator (Hong Kong Unit)

Mike Hutmacher

Driver

Marc Hyman

Screenplay

Jeff Imada

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Tim Imre

General Labor Foreman

Alan Jackson

Song ("Hip Hug-Her")

Chris Jackson

Assistant Editor

Doug Jackson

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Jackson

Song Performer ("Another Part Of Me")

Michael Jackson

Special Thanks

Michael Jackson

Song

Robert E Jason

Chief Lighting Technician

Chris Jasper

Song ("Fight The Power")

Nils C Jensen

Sound Effects Editor

Frankie Jimenez

Best Boy Electrician

Christopher Michael Johnson

Casting Assistant

Ivan Johnson

Other

Pops Johnson

Driver

Wayne Johnson

Chris Tucker'S Stand-In And Photo Double

Troy Johnston

Chris Tucker'S Costumer

Booker T. Jones

Song ("Hip Hug-Her")

Gary Jones

Music Supervisor

Dr. Ken Jones

Visual Effects Supervisor (Cis Hollywood)

Rick Joseph

Assistant (To Arthur Sarkissian)

Chan Ching Kan

Swing Gang (Hong Kong Unit)

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Diana Kaufman

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark S. Kaufman

Music Clearance Executive

Peter Kelly

Compositor (Optical Illusions)

Lawrence Kennedy

Dialogue Coach (For Chris Tucker)

David Kern

Sound Effects Editor

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Dianne Ketchum

Location Manager

Nancy Green Keyes

Casting

Willie Chan Chee Kheong

Production Consultant (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Dennis W King

Additional Special Effects

Robb Wilson King

Production Designer

Wayne A King

Stunts (Hong Kong Stunt Team)

Chan Heung Kong

Gaffer (Additional Hong Kong Unit)

Jim Kouf

Screenwriter

Ritchie Kremer

Property Master

Richard Kucera

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Hora punta
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Crime
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; CAST Security, Inc.; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Central Casting, Inc.; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cis Hollywood; Def Jam; Def Jam Recordings,A Devision Of UMG Recordings, Inc.; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; E Films; For Stars Catering; Hollywood Rental Company Inc; Howard Anderson Company; J L Fisher Inc; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Kona Cutting; New Line Cinema; New Line International; New Wave Entertainment; Newman Scoring Stage; Night Lights By Bebee Inc.; Optical Illusions Inc; Panavision, Ltd.; Salon Films; Video Images; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Contender Entertainment; Gaga Communications (Parent); Metropolitan Filmexport; Myndform; New Line Cinema; New Line Home Entertainment; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paradiso Entertainment; Rialto Films; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Videocine; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Hong Kong; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 18, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 26, 1999

Project was originally in development at Hollywood Pictures and then Touchstone Pictures.

Completed shooting March 8, 1998.

Began shooting December 1, 1997.

Released in United States Fall September 18, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 26, 1999