Rush Hour

(1998)

Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from Crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven year old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a Los Angeles cop (Chris Tucker) - a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way.

‘Rush Hour’ TV Show Gets a Pilot Commitment at CBS

‘Rush Hour’ TV Show Gets a Pilot Commitment at CBS

Just days after Warner Bros. Television began shopping a TV series based on the Rush Hour movies, the project has landed a pilot production commitment at CBS. This is the second WBTV project CBS has picked up in the past few weeks, after the network issued a series commitment to Supergirl.

Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is co-writing the pilot script with Blake McCormick, who serves as executive producer and showrunner on Cougar Town. The series will stick closely to the Rush Hour movie format, following a brash and outspoken LAPD cop who prefers to work alone being forced to team up with a straight-laced Hong Kong police officer. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan starred in Rush Hour and its subsequent sequels Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007). Warner Bros. is reportedly still interested in making the movie sequel Rush Hour 4, although there are no concrete plans in the works at this time. The film trilogy has grossed more than $850 million worldwide.

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‘Rush Hour’ TV Show Coming from Original Director Brett Ratner

‘Rush Hour’ TV Show Coming from Original Director Brett Ratner

Filmmaker Brett Ratner is teaming up with Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence for a new TV series based on the Rush Hour movies.

Bill Lawrence and Cougar Town executive producer/showrunner Blake McCormick are writing the pilot episode for this one-hour action-comedy series, which is expected to stick close to the original 1998 movie that starred Chris Tucker as an outspoken L.A.P.D. cop who partners with a Hong Kong inspector (Jackie Chan) to solve a kidnapping.

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‘Rush Hour’ Blu-ray Premieres on December 7th

The 1998 comedy Rush Hour will finally be making its Blu-ray debut on December 7. This new BD will be priced at $24.98 and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Chris Penn and Tom Wilkinson.

"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.

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