|Rush Hour: Special Edition DVD|
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The plotline may sound familiar: Two mismatched cops are assigned as reluctant partners to solve a crime. Culturally they are complete opposites, and they quickly realize 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 emphasize 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.
There is a reason why "Rush Hour" is the most successful buddy-cop movie of all time - pure laughs! As East meets West L.A. in this comedy, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker feed off their perfect chemistry to bring laughs, action and more laughs!
Great to watch with the kids (minor foul language) again and again! A true crowd pleaser!
The first Rush Hour movie was very entertaining and funny. LOTS of laughs. And even more action. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan were amazing togather, they has a lot of chemistry in this film. Most likely you'll have fun watching this movie.
Rush hour is an action-comedy where Chris Tucker is a wannabe big shot LA cop who gets stuck with a phony job babysitting Jackie Chan and trying to keep him from saving the daughter of the Chinese ambassador. This movie is action packed with Chan doing all his own stunts (as always) and Tucker's mouth running the entire movie as if he beat up twice as many men as Chan. A great gift, but with some language and sexual innuendos that are probably not appropriate for children.
This is the first installment, of a three movie set. Starring Jackie Chan, as a Hong Kong Police Inspector Li, and his zany counterpart James Carter Los Angeles Police Detective, played by, comedian/actor Chris Tucker. As they chase, a crime boss, known as Juntao, across the streets of Los Angeles, California. Lots of laughs, and action movie stunts, like never captured on film before. Jackie Chan, is the Master of action movie stunts, and performs all of his own, without the aid of a double. Which is why, he has, more broken bones, than Evil Knievel. But a movie that is action packed, stunt filled, laugh out loud, and throw in a crazy style of a movie plot, catagory type of story line. Watch it and you will watch it again and again. Great for watching anytime. Thanks