Rush Hour 2

Original Title: Rush Hour 2
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Written by: Jeff Nathanson
Cinematography: Matthew F. Leonetti
Music by: Lalo Schifrin
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
Duration: 90 min
Release Date: 3 August 2001 (USA)
Filming Dates: 11 December 2000 – 20 April 2001
Filming Locations: China (Hong Kong), USA (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York)

Synopsis:
It’s vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee’s father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation.

Cast

Jackie Chan
Inspector Lee

Chris Tucker
James Carter

Roselyn Sanchez
Isabella Molina

Zhang Ziyi
Hu Li

John Lone
Ricky Tan
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Apr 02, 2008
Independent
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Face to Face (CCTV)
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Jan 25, 2006
BBC News
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Jan 03, 2006
The Daily Telegraph
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Nov 23, 2005
Femail
Ziyi Zhang Memoirs of a Geisha Interview
Dec 24, 2004
Chicago Tribune
15 things to know about Zhang Ziyi
Dec 12, 2004
The Times
Zhang Ziyi already an icon
Dec 12, 2004
Boston Herald
Zhang's action career flying high in U.S.
Oct 09, 2004
The Times
Zhang Ziyi punching above her weight
Sep 23, 2004
The Independent
Zhang Ziyi: Hidden heroine on the warpath
Sep 01, 2004
The Guardian
Flying High
Jan 01, 2004
Beijing Youth Weekly
Beijing Youth Weekly Interview
Nov 14, 2002
Nanfang Daily
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May 19, 2002
Sunday Times
Hero Worship
Mar 01, 2002
Hao Rizi
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Time Asia
'I Want to Prove to Everyone That I Have Talent'
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Black Belt
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Sep 01, 2001
Inside Kung-Fu
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CCTV
The Secrets of Zhang Ziyi's "First Times" Revealed
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Paper
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The Philippine Star
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The Straits Times
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Black Film
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Bonus

• Ziyi’s character Hu Li (the Mandarin word for fox) was originally written for a man.
• Don Cheadle agreed to do this movie only if he got to fight Jackie Chan and speak Chinese.
• When Chris Tucker is saying that Asians always panic and points out Godzilla films as a reference, he shouts “Hayaku! Hayaku!” This is actually Japanese, and it means “Faster! Faster!”
• In an interview, Brett Ratner admitted that the first part of the karaoke scene with Chris Tucker wasn’t supposed to be filmed. Tucker refused to act like Michael Jackson with the cameras running. Between takes, he went up as entertainment for everyone. Secretly, Ratner told the cameramen to film it but to not let Tucker notice them.
• On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chris Tucker said that while he was filming this movie in Hong Kong, many locals mistook him for NBA star Kobe Bryant. In the film, while Tucker’s character is running up the stairs, the old woman shouts “Move out of the way, Kobe” to him.
• Ziyi could not speak English, so she had to take direction via the combination of an interpreter (often Jackie Chan himself) and Brett Ratner essentially performing “charades”. Her character only says three English words in the movie: “Some apple?” and, later, “Out!” In an interview, Roselyn Sanchez said that Ziyi Zhang tried learning English from her, but tried to discourage her as she would have ended up speaking it with a Puerto Rican accent.
• Chris Tucker ad-libbed many different versions of his short speech to Hu Li at the end of their fight. Brett Ratner felt the speech was not working and told Tucker to call her a “bitch”. Tucker refused to say the word and it took hours of convincing by Ratner before Tucker finally agreed.
• The scene where Carter and Lee are running down the street naked in Hong Kong was an actual take; production could not block the street off for the shoot. —IMDb

Awards and Nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Result
2001 Golden Schmoes Awards Best Comedy of the Year Nominated
2002 Image Awards Outstanding Film Nominated
Oustanding Actor Chris Tucker Nominated
2002 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Won
Favorite Male Movie Star Chris Tucker Won
Favorite Male Movie Star Jackie Chan Nominated
Favorite Male Action Hero Jackie Chan Won
Favorite Male Action Hero Chris Tucker Nominated
Favorite Female Action Hero Zhang Ziyi Nominated
2002 BMI Film & TV Awards BMI Film Music Award Lola Schifrin Won
2002 ALMA Awards Oustanding Supporting Actress Roselyn Sanchez Nominated
2002 World Stunt Awards Best Fight Won
Best High Work Mark Hicks Won
Best Specialty Stunt Won
Best High Work Andy Cheng Nominated
Best High Work Kurt D. Lott Nominated
Best Stunt Coordinator Nominated
Best Stunt Mark Hicks Nominated
Best Stunt Kurt D. Lott Nominated
Best Water Work Andy Cheng Nominated
2002 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Won
Best Comedic Performance Chris Tucker Nominated
Best Musical Sequence Chris Tucker Nominated
Best Villain Zhang Ziyi Nominated
Best On-Screen Team Nominated
2002 MTV Video Music Awards Best Video from a Film Ludacris Nominated
2002 MTV Asia Awards Favorite Movie Nominated
2002 BET Awards Best Actor Chris Tucker Nominated
2002 Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedy Actor Chris Tucker Won
Choice Chemistry Nominated
2002 Satellite Awards Best Actor Chris Tucker Nominated
2002 Bogey Awards Bogey Award Won