15+ Best Rush Hour Quotes From The Hilarious Detective Movie

Los Angeles was where most of the movie Rush Hour was filmed.

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'Rush Hour' is written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna from a story by LaManna.

It was released on 18 September 1998, and grossed over $244 million worldwide. Later, the success led to two superhit sequels, 'Rush Hour 2' and 3.

The movie stars legendary Jackie Chan and hilarious Chris Tucker as two police officers from two countries, Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter respectively. The other cast members include Tzi Ma, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Mark Rolston, Elizabeth Peña, and Rex Linn.

All three films center around officers Lee and Carter, who go on their series of misadventures involving powerful and corrupt crime figures in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. The film is full of humor, martial arts and is a wholesome example of the buddy cop subgenre. It is an action comedy film and the film series was released theatrically from 1998 to 2007. Both Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have strongly hinted at a fourth installment and it is expected to begin filming in 2021 and to be released in the following year.

The film series was a major hit and in an interview, the director Brett Ratner stated that he has been in contact with a long list of actors, including Danny DeVito and Jet Li, for possible roles in a potential 'Rush Hour 4'. Another rumor is that the next sequel that is 'Rush Hour 4', may be set in Moscow and not in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Here we have collected for you the best 'Rush Hour' quotes from the hilarious detective movie. If you like these quotes then you should also take a look at our Jackie Chan quotes and 'Miss Congeniality' quotes.

Hilarious 'Rush Hour' Movie Quotes

Here are some uproarious 'Rush Hour' quotes to have you laughing uncontrollably.

1. "Sang: The drop will be made tonight. The amount will be fifty million dollars.

  Detective James Carter: Fifty million dollars? Man, who do you think you kidnapped? Chelsea     Clinton?!"

- 'Rush Hour'.

2. "Sang: We want twenty million in fifties.

  Detective James Carter: Okay, twenty million in fifties.

  Sang: Twenty million in twenties.

  Detective James Carter: Okay, twenty million in twenties.

  Sang: And ten million in tens.

  Detective James Carter: Ten million in tens. Okay. Would you like fries with that?"

- 'Rush Hour'.

3. "Detective James Carter: Your daddy was a cop?

  Chief Inspector Lee: Not a cop, an officer, a legend all over Hong Kong.

  Detective James Carter: My daddy a legend too all over America. My daddy once arrested fifteen people in one night by himself.

  Chief Inspector Lee: My daddy arrested 25 by himself."

- 'Rush Hour'.

4. "Detective James Carter: This ain't no democracy.

  Chief Inspector Lee: Yes, it is.

  Detective James Carter: No, it ain't. This is the United States of James Carter. I'm the president, I'm the emperor, I'm the king. I'm Michael Jackson, you Tito. You belong to me."

- 'Rush Hour'.

Chris Tucker 'Rush Hour' Quotes

The cameramen were a crucial part of capturing the incredible stunts in the 'Rush Hour' series.

Detective James Carter was played by the epic Chris Tucker. Here are some Carter 'Rush Hour' quotes.

5. "Detective James Carter: Damn Chen, some greasy food? You ain't got no better food like some chicken wings, some baby back-ribs, some fries or something?

  Chen: Chinese food! No soul food here!

  Detective James Carter: I didn't say nothing bout no soul food, I said you got some better food? I don't want that greasy food. How you gonna sell a big box-o-grease?"

- 'Rush Hour'.

6. "Chief Inspector Lee: Ah! Beach Boys!

  Detective James Carter: Oh, no! You didn't just touch my goddamn radio!

  Chief Inspector Lee: The Beach Boys are great American music."

- 'Rush Hour'.

7. "Captain Diel: You destroyed half a city block!

  Detective James Carter: That block was already messed up.

  Captain Diel: And you lost a lot of evidence!"

- 'Rush Hour'.

8. "Detective James Carter: How long this flight?

  Chief Inspector Lee: Fifteen hours.

  Detective James Carter: Fifteen hours? What are we gonna do for fifteen hours?"

- 'Rush Hour'.

9. "Detective James Carter: You don't know nothing about no War.

  Chief Inspector Lee: Everybody knows War.

  Chief Inspector Lee: War! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, sing it again, you all.

  Detective James Carter: It's not 'you all' it's 'y'all'.

  Chief Inspector Lee: Yahl?

  Detective James Carter: Y'all!

  Chief Inspector Lee: Yaal!

  Detective James Carter: Man you sound like a karate movie. Y'ALL."

- 'Rush Hour'.

'Rush Hour 2' One-Liner Quotes

Jackie Chan has great comic timing in the 'Rush Hour' series.

Some great one-liner 'Rush Hour 2' quotes.

10. "I'll hit you so hard you'll end up in the Ming dynasty!"

- Detective James Carter, 'Rush Hour 2'.

11. "Lee, snoopy is 6 inches taller than you."

- Detective James Carter, 'Rush Hour 2'.

12. "I'm gonna pretend you a man. A very beautiful man with a great body that I'd like to take to the movies with me."

- Detective James Carter, 'Rush Hour 2'.

Classic 'Rush Hour 3' Quotes

Quotes from the third sequel of 'Rush Hour' with hilarious lines by both Carter and Lee.

13. "If you're half Chinese, I'm half black. I'm your brother and I'm fly. You down with that, Snoopy? That's dope, innit?"

- Chief Inspector Lee, 'Rush Hour 3'.

14. "Yeah, we go to Fiji. Hideout for a year. Maybe change our names. Get jobs as bartenders. And imma calls you Kiko."

- Detective James Carter, 'Rush Hour 3'.

15. "Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth? I cannot believe this thing!"

- Detective James Carter, 'Rush Hour 3'.

16. "You lucky we're not in Hong Kong. Phone book twice as big."

- Chief Inspector Lee, 'Rush Hour 3'.

17. "C'mon man, my ride over here. Put your bag in the back... Put your bag in the back!"

- Detective James Carter, 'Rush Hour 3'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the 'Rush Hour' quotes, then why not take a look at 'Karate Kid' quotes, or 'Trading Places' quotes?


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