Rush Hour

Question: What does the waitress say after Lee realises that the waitress is wearing Soo Yung's necklace?

Question: What does the necklace say?

Answer: The Chinese character on the necklace means, "good fortune."

sarvate3

Question: Why did Lee agree to come with Carter to try and rescue Soo Yung instead of going back to Hong Kong, during their conversation on the plane? They talked about Carter's father and his dislike of the police profession. Why did this change Lee's mind? (01:12:30 - 01:13:05)

sarvate3

Answer: Lee believed Carter was selfish and only cared about finding Soo Yung to further his own career. Carter explained that he was cynical about police work because his father was an excellent cop but was killed during a routine traffic stop. Hearing the story about how Carter's father died showed Lee why Carter acts the way he does. Lee was wrong to write Carter off and he recognizes that Carter really just wants a chance to prove himself. Carter shows Lee that he is willing to accept that there is more to police work than serving your own interests when he says "Prove me wrong." This is what changes Lee's mind.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How much time passes between the first Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2?

Answer: Four days later.

Greg Dwyer

Question: When Griffin is revealed to be Juntao, he reveals that all of the artifacts once belonged to him. If they were his, then how did Consul Han manage to get them? Wouldn't it be considered stealing, since they were actually Griffin's?

Chosen answer: Many countries, including China, have laws regarding confiscation of proceeds of crime or criminal forfeiture of assets. When the Chinese government took control of Hong Kong, they seized Juntao's assets including drugs, weapons and the collection of artworks under such laws.

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Question: Why exactly does Carter hide from Lee behind the street post, when they are going to tell the FBI to pull their men out of the building, that the kidnapper is supposedly in?

Chosen answer: Because he doesn't believe that Lee is right. He thinks that he's just going to annoy the FBI and so he doesn't want to be seen to be involved.

roboc

Question: When Carter and Lee get the Chinese food after singing "War", Carter is arguing with the Chinese guy. The Chinese guy starts yelling at Carter in Chinese. What's he saying?

Chosen answer: He says, "I no punk bitch."

Question: At the end of the movie why does the main villain (the one who makes all the ransom calls) wink at Jackie Chan while holding him at gunpoint?

Chosen answer: It doesn't have any real significance. Just his way of letting Lee know he's in charge and happy about it.

Timothy Conard

Question: What is the significance of the phone call from China that Consul Han receives after his daughter leaves for school, when no one answers? (00:10:10)

sarvate3

Answer: I believe that they were confirming he was still there, possibly in an attempt to ensure he and he daughter were not together in the car to school. If he was present with her, then that would ruin the kidnapping and extortion situation.

Timothy Conard

Question: When Carter goes to pick up Lee at the airport he is parked next to the terminal. I know this movie is pre-9/11 but is it actually possible or a non-airport employee to drive so close to the runway? Even allowing for the fact Carter is a cop, it still seems strange. But I'm no expert in airport protocol so I'm not listing as a mistake as it may well be possible.

Chosen answer: The fact that Carter is a cop would help. Lee was also on a private plane, as evidenced by the fact that he was the only one to get off it. Exceptions are quite often made for private planes because of the amount of money private travelers bring in. Consul Han would also have pull to make it work.

Greg Dwyer

Question: When Sang calls the Consul for the second time and says, "You have 29 minutes left", he says something in Chinese and hangs up. What exactly did he say in Chinese?

Chosen answer: He is saying, "You must go there alone".

Question: When Inspector Lee is in the Foo Chow Restaurant, why is the waitress's necklace so important? In a later shot, Lee grabs the necklace from the waitress and runs. Was that Soo Yung's necklace?

Chosen answer: Yes, it was. It is the necklace that he gives her at the beginning of the film, before they leave for America. He takes it from the waitress so that he can give it back to Soo Yung when he rescues her.

Jazetopher

Question: In the card room, in the back of the bar, what exactly does Carter say after telling his cousin that the only reason he hasn't busted him is because he is his cousin?

Chosen answer: Because it would kill Aunt Bootsie.

Timothy Conard

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