Rush Hour (1998 film)

Rush Hour (Chinese: 火拼時速) is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna from a story by LaManna. It stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched police officers who are assigned to rescue a Chinese diplomat's abducted daughter. Tzi Ma, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Mark Rolston, Elizabeth Peña, and Rex Linn play supporting roles. Released on September 18, 1998, the film grossed over $244 million worldwide. The film's box office commercial success led to two sequels: Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).

Rush Hour
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBrett Ratner
Screenplay by
Story byRoss LaManna
Produced by
CinematographyAdam Greenberg
Edited byMark Helfrich
Music byLalo Schifrin
Distributed byNew Line Cinema[1]
Release date
  • September 18, 1998 (1998-09-18)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States[2]
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
Budget$33–35 million[3][4]
Box office$244.4 million[3]

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