|Who is it?||Actress|
|Birth Day||February 19, 1924|
|Age||96 YEARS OLD|
|Directed by||Brett Ratner|
|Produced by||Roger Birnbaum Jonathan Glickman Arthur M. Sarkissian|
|Screenplay by||Jim Kouf Ross LaManna|
|Story by||Ross LaManna|
|Starring||Jackie Chan Chris Tucker Tom Wilkinson Chris Penn Elizabeth Peña|
|Music by||Lalo Schifrin|
|Edited by||Mark Helfrich|
|Production company||Roger Birnbaum Productions|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|Release date||September 18, 1998 (1998-09-18)|
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Language||English Cantonese Mandarin|
|Box office||$244.4 million|
On the last day of British rule in Hong Kong late 1997, Detective Inspector Lee of the Hong Kong Police Force leads a raid at a shipping bar wharf, hoping to arrest the mysterious crime lord Juntao. He finds only Sang, Juntao's right-hand man, who manages to escape. However, Lee successfully recovers numerous Chinese cultural treasures stolen by Juntao, which he presents as a farewell victory to his departing superiors: Chinese Consul Solon Han and British Commander Thomas Griffin.
Rush Hour opened at No. 1 at the North American box office with a weekend gross of $33 million in September 1998. Rush Hour grossed over $140 million in the US and $103 million in the rest of the world, for a total worldwide gross over $244 million.
The official Soundtrack album was also a success, certified platinum on January 21, 1999.
A sequel Rush Hour 2, was released in 2001, which was primarily set in Hong Kong. A third film, Rush Hour 3, was released on August 10, 2007, which was primarily set in Paris. Tucker earned $25 million for his role in the third film and Chan received the film's distribution rights in Asia. A fourth film in the series is in negotiations, and reportedly may be set in Moscow.