Rush Hour 2 script
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Synopsis: Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 American martial arts buddy cop action comedy film. It is the sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour and the second installment in the Rush Hour film series. The film stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker who respectively reprise their roles as Inspector Lee and Detective Carter. The film finds Lee and Carter embroiled in a counterfeit scam involving the Triads.

EXT. HONG KONG SKYLINE - ESTABLISHING

A smoky haze dims the blazing sun. Skyscrapers sit like

watchtowers over the city, where East meets West for five and

a half million people a day.

EXT. AMERICAN CONSULATE - HONG KONG - DAY

THE AMERICAN EMBASSY - U.S. and Chinese flags side by side.

HU LI, dark glasses, EXITS and slowly moves toward a STREET

VENDOR across the street.

She pays for an order of pork bao; as she takes her first

bite we see:

THE EXPLOSION BEHIND HER

TWO OFFICES ON THE SIXTH FLOOR BLOWN OUT - a huge fireball

erupting over one side of the embassy.

People panic and run. Hu Li doesn't even flinch. She takes

a bite of her pork bao as she casually turns to the stunned

street vendor.

HU LI:

(Chinese, subtitled)

Someone better call the police.

EXT./INT. LEE'S CAR - CONTINUOUS

The passenger window rolls down and we see Carter, styling in

a Chinese-cut suit. He's holding a Chinese-English

dictionary, leaning out the window - giving his best "do me"

look to two girls in a convertible.

CARTER:

(int Chinese)

Deng wa lu yun cai-shen wu.

The HORRIFIED GIRLS speed off, and Carter turns to Lee, who

is driving and singing to his radio.

LEE:

(singing)

...wish they all could be California...

wish they all could be California

girls...

Carter ejects the BEACH BOYS CD from the stereo and TOSSES it

out of the SUNROOF.

CARTER:

I warned you about playing that shit

when I'm in the car.

LEE:

That was my CD. Don't you ever touch a

Chinese man's CD.

CARTER:

Did you see the way those girls drove

off? I did you a favor.

LEE:

Those girls drove off because of you.

CARTER:

All I did was invite them for a drink.

LEE:

You invited them to get naked and

sacrifice a small goat.

CARTER:

(checking Chinese-English

dictionary)

I said that? Which word was "goat?"

Lee picks up his CD case.

LEE:

You owe me a copy of the Beach Boys

Greatest Hits, Volume Two.

CARTER:

Don't be giving me attitude, Lee. I've

been here three days and we haven't done

shit. We haven't been to a club,

haven't even talked to a girl. I'm on

vacation, and I want some mu-shu.

LEE:

Mu-shu? You're hungry?

CARTER:

Not Mu-shu. Mu-shu. I want to see some

women. Now stop playing dumb and show

me the shu!

Carter flips through the dictionary. A CALL COMES in over

LEE'S CELL PHONE.

INTERCUT:

INT. SUPERINDENDENT CHIN'S OFFICE - NIGHT

The following conversation is in Chinese, English subtitles.

SUPERINDENDENT CHIN

Lee, there was a bombing at the American

Embassy. Two American translators were

killed.

LEE:

Any leads?

SUPERINDENDENT CHIN

(beat)

We think it's Ricky Tan. If you don't

want to take the case, I'll understand.

LEE:

It's my responsibility.

Lee hangs up the cell phone.

CARTER:

What was that? Did you just pick up a

case? Did we just take another damn

case on my vacation?

Lee smiles at Carter.

LEE:

Of course not. My Superindendent

invited us to a club tonight. Big

party.

CARTER:

Don't be messing with me, Lee. I will

kick your ass. I'll hit you so hard

you'll end up in the Ming Dynasty.

LEE:

Carter, would I lie to you?

EXT. RAVEN CLUB - NIGHT

Carter follows Lee out of the car, the two men making their

way to the door of the Raven Club. Carter is combing his

hair, getting himself ready for a night on the town, stopping

when he spots two hot WOMEN walking into the club.

CARTER:

That's what I'm talking about. A real

Hong Kong night club. You want an

Altoid?

LEE:

No.

CARTER:

You better take one. Your breath has

been a little funky all day. Let me

look at you.

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Jeff Nathanson

Jeff Nathanson was born on October 12, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Catch Me If You Can (2002), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and The Terminal (2004). more…

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