"Ain't never gonna have no partner," LAPD Det. James Carter insists. He gets a partner. And since that partner is played by dynamic martial arts legend Jackie Chan and motor-mouthed Carter is played by wisecracking Chris Tucker, Rush Hour zooms along with gleeful chemistry under the dynamic directorial hand of Brett Ratner. The case: rescue the kidnapped daughter of a visiting Hong Kong official. The result: amazing stunts (Chan does his own) and verbal wit (well, Tucker does his own, too!) that delivered a kick to the buddy-cop genre - and gave Chan his long-awaited, mainstream-U.S. breakthrough.
Tom Wilkenson,Christopher Penn,Elizabeth Pena,Jackie Chan,Tom Wilkinson,Chris Tucker
A Hong Kong cop goes to America to rescue the daughter of a Chinese diplomat. But the FBI wants none of his help, so they recruit a fast-talking LAPD detective to babysit him. The action gives way to laughs as cultures clash and tempers flare, but the two must join forces to catch the criminals -- if they don't kill each other first.