Welcome to Scripts.com

Scripts.com is a huge collection of movie scripts, screenplays and transcripts from famous and not-so-famous screen writers from around the world — collaboratively published by amateur script writers and contributing editors.

Navigate through our scripts database alphabetically or simply search by keywords. Scripts can be rated, discussed through community features and even translated to many common and not-so-common languages.


Watch it now
Rush Hour (1998)
When a Chinese diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in Los Angeles, he calls in Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) to assist the FBI with the case. But the FBI doesn't want anything to do with Lee, and they dump him off on the LAPD, who assign wisecracking Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to watch over him. Although Lee and Carter can't stand each other, they choose to work together to solve the case on their own when they figure out they've been ditched by both the FBI and police.

FADE IN:

EXT. HONG KONG -- NIGHT

We're in a HELICOPTER POV flying over Hong Kong's dazzling skyline.

SUPER - HONG KONG - JUNE 30, 1997

FADE UP the sound of a RADIO NEWSCAST as we continue to fly over

luxury, high rise condos, gleaming corporate headquarters, and

busy freeways.

NEWS ANNOUNCER:

(British accent)

...and now, in something less than

three hours, what was once known as

the Asian pearl of the British Empire

will revert forever to The People's

Republic of China...

Suddenly, we break out of the lights of the city and FLY LOW over the

dark harbor. The newscaster's voice blends with the WHUMP WHUMP of the

chopper.

CUT TO:

INT. A WAREHOUSE-NIGHT

We're CLOSE on a huge gleaming DRAGON made of tin. The dragon seems to

float effortlessly across a concrete warehouse floor.

PULL BACK until we see that it's riding on a fork lift toward a SHIP

docked at the warehouse.

As the dragon moves, we see it pass PRICELESS CHINESE ART OBJECTS

including ceramics, glass paintings, and huge statues.

CHINESE MEN move quickly as they load this precious cargo into the hold

of the ship.

INT. THE HOLD-NIGHT

The dragon is now descending right on top of us as it's lowered by A

CRANE. A Chinese man carrying an AUTOMATIC WEAPON looks up at the

dragon as he walks by. We hold on the dragon.

Suddenly, A MAN'S FACE appears in the dragon's mouth. This is LEE,

dressed all in black. He dives head first out of the dragon and lands

silently on the deck.

EXT.THE SHIP-NIGHT

Another GUARD, cradling an M-16, walks around a railing and looks over

the side. Suddenly, A HAND reaches up and pulls him over the edge. He

disappears and a beat later we HEAR A SPLASH.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Ross LaManna

Ross LaManna is an American screenwriter and author. He is best known for creating the Rush Hour series starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. more…

All Ross LaManna scripts | Ross LaManna Books

★ FAVORITE (0 votes)

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss everything about Scripts.com with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this script to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Scripts.com" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 May 2017. <http://www.scripts.com/>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!