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Rush Hour [VHS] [1998]

Jackie Chan , Chris Tucker , Brett Ratner    Suitable for 12 years and over   VHS Tape
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson, Tzi Ma
  • Directors: Brett Ratner
  • Writers: Jim Kouf, Ross LaManna
  • Producers: Art Schaefer, Arthur M. Sarkissian, James M. Freitag, Jay Stern, Jonathan Glickman
  • Format: VHS
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • VHS Release Date: 18 Oct 1999
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CYUX
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,269 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The plot line may sound familiar: two mismatched cops are assigned as reluctant partners to solve a crime. Culturally they are complete opposites, and they quickly realise they can't stand each other. One (Jackie Chan) believes in doing things by the book. He is a man with integrity and nerves of steel. The other (Chris Tucker) is an amiable rebel who can't stand authority figures. He's a man who has to do everything on his own, much to the displeasure of his superior officer, who in turn thinks this cop is a loose cannon but tolerates him because he gets the job done. Directed by Brett Ratner, Rush Hour doesn't break any new ground in terms of story, stunts, or direction. It rehashes just about every "buddy" movie ever made--in fact, it makes films such as Tango and Cash seem utterly original and clever by comparison. So, why did this uninspired movie make over $120 million at the box office? Was the whole world suffering from temporary insanity? Hardly. The explanation for the success of Rush Hour is quite simple: chemistry. The casting of veteran action maestro Jackie Chan with the charming and often hilarious Chris Tucker was a serendipitous stroke of genius. Fans of Jackie Chan may be slightly disappointed by the lack of action set-pieces that emphasise his kung-fu craft. On the other hand, those who know the history of this seasoned Hong Kong actor will be able to appreciate that Rush Hour was the mainstream breakthrough that Chan had deserved for years. Coupled with the charismatic scene-stealer Tucker, Chan gets to flex his comic muscles to great effect. From their first scenes together to the trademark Chan outtakes during the end credits, their ability to play off of one another is a joy to behold, and this mischievous interaction is what saves the film from slipping into the depths of pitiful mediocrity. --Jeremy Storey

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On the eve of Britain's handover of Hong Kong, Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) retrieves a valuable haul of art treasures from the villainous Sang (Ken Leung), henchman of crime boss Juntao. Two months later, Lee is called to Los Angeles when Sang kidnaps the daughter of Lee's friend, Han (Tzi Ma). The FBI, angered by Lee's involvement in what they see as their case, insist that he is partnered with their own disgraced detective, the unorthodox James Carter (Chris Tucker). Lee and Carter immediately clash, but the two men gradually develop a grudging respect for each other as they follow a series of clues to Sang's whereabouts.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Today, Jackie Chan is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and the huge success of this film (it grossed over $120 million at the box office) certainly helped him, and gave him that little leg up that he needed to really get in there, afterwards enableing him to make some big budget movies that have themsleves done pretty well. Just when you think you're fed-up to the back teeth of Hollywood's seemingly endless stream of buddy-cop comedies, along comes one like 'Rush Hour' and all is forgiven.
Chan plays Lee, the Hong Kong cop who flies to the States to investigate the kidnapping of little Soo Yung, the daughter of Chinese consul and close friend Han. The trouble is, the Feds want him out of the way so they can get on with solving the crime themselves. So jabber-mouthed LAPD 'tec James Carter is brought on board to keep Lee out of the way - or, at least, that's the intention. Lee pn the otherhand has other ideas and goes about hunting down the kidnappers on his own.
The thing that characterises a Jackie Chan movie is the stunts. Not only the technicality and regularity of them, but the fact that he does them all himself, every single one and for this he has become particularly well known. In 'Rush Hour' the stunts are in abundence, and some of the scenes near the end of the film come to mind. The great thing about this is that when your watching the film (this or anyother Jackie Chan movie) and you see these amazing stunts that make you gasp, you know that they are all done without stunt doubles and make them all the more real, and all the more terrifying to watch.
Probably the main reason for this films huge success is the brilliant teaming of Jackie Chan and the hilarious Chris Tucker. The fastest hands in the east, meet the biggest mouth in the west.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my most favourite film. 8 Jan 2007
By Amo, UK
This film is the my favourite films to watch, i have seen it like 30 times or so and never get bored of watching this film. Its funny, the action sequences are good, theres a good plot, the whole thing is basically the whole humour cop/bad guy theme which is a genre that delights me. The difference with this one is that we get an LA tough beet cop and a kung-fu specialist from Hong Kong who we first think speaks no english. The story and twists in the film make it spectacular, there are some really very amusing lines in this film as well.

Overall a must see if you are wanting a fun filled, action packed film thats not heavy and will put a smile on your face when finished. Like i said i enjoy watching this film the most, because it cheers me up every time i watch it. PS this one is a lot better than the second.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complete Subtitles & Specs 31 May 2011
By Itas
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition Widescreen 2.40:1

DTS-HD Master Audio: English 7.1
Dolby Digital: Castilian Spanish 5.1, German 5.1, Italian 5.1, Thai 5.1, Czech 2.0, Latin Spanish 2.0
Dolby Stereo: Hungarian 2S

SUBTITLES: English, English SDH, Arabic, Bulgarian, Castilian Spanish, Complex Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, German SDH, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Italian SDH, Korean, Latin Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

May not be in High Definition. Audio & subtitles may vary.

EAN: 5051892011686
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Action! 10 Aug 2003
By Coded
Chris Tucker does an amazing job of being funny and being an action man! Personally i thought the mix of him and Jackie Chan would never work, but thankfully i was proofed wrong! Jackie Chan with his usual amazing action and at a couple of times he was actually funny. A good storyline, not too complicated, which is pulled off nicely. The extras are also quite interesing, but nothing amazing. You could easily watch this film a couple of times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast, Funny and Fantastic 22 April 2007
By Jay
Rush Hour is fast, funny and Fantastic. It is 2 hours of non stop entertainment. I have seen the sequel, No where near the Classic. Jackie Chan is amazing as the martial arts expert cop from Hong Kong. Chris Tucker is Hilarious as the fast talking cop from America. What happens when two people like this meet, Excitement and entertainment. This is Jackie's Best Hollywood Movie. I have seen a few Chris Tucker movie, this is his Best performance. I hope the third in the series will entertain as the First. If you have not seen this movie, then i recommend this movie. A great action comedy movie for all type of audience to enjoy. One of the best cop buddy movies since Lethal Weapon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, great DVD but...... 15 July 2001
Its a great film, and the DVD has some excellent features, but for some reason when the actors are speaking chinese no subtitles appear to tell the viewer what they are saying. WHY? Its not a major thing, but still is dissapointing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rush Hour Blu-ray 26 Oct 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Very disappointed. Has not been remastered. Picture quality is no better than the Dvd. What a waste of money. I thought the idea of Blu-ray is to have far better picture and sound. Not so with a lot of the older ones as the companys are too lazy too re-master them. They just put the same quality onto a blu-ray disc just to get more money out of us suckers. Highly disappointed with the quality on this. If you have the Dvd then don't waste your money on the blu-ray. It's no better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy customer thanks
Prompt arrival, fully sealed. Happy customer thanks!
Published 4 days ago by Mrs C Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great film, very funny and well worth it
I bought this for my son for his birthday. He already had it on DVD and wanted it on Blu-ray. This is a great film, very funny and well worth it.
Published 13 days ago by finelady
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Brilliant film. Really funny even after all these years.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. J. Curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars my wife says
i love this its sooooo funny i laugh from start to finish i watch over and over again brill film
Published 2 months ago by dpt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great.
How can you not like this movie, its Jackie Chan at his best, Chris Tucker at his least annoying with some great action scenes and comic set pieces. Highly recommended.
Published 2 months ago by D. Fenwick
3.0 out of 5 stars Rush Hour DVD
Bought this for a friend, personally I don't like Jackie's U.S. films very much, his Hong Kong films are better.
Published 3 months ago by Sweetie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Duo
What more can you say about these two? Apart from, how well the suit each other. You get to see how they actually get introduced to each other and you just know, from that moment... Read more
Published 6 months ago by DHernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars bought as a present
bought this as a present for my husband along with 2 + 3 and we both loved watching them .. all a great laugh
Published 7 months ago by melissa prescott
2.0 out of 5 stars I am not Carl Lewis....
Detective Inspector Lee, close friend to Consul Solon, manages to prevent precious pieces of China's history being smuggled out of the country. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
this film was so was so good 2 watch never got board .good for nite in with the mates
Published 9 months ago by linda sinclair
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