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14 Behind-The-Scenes Facts You Probably Don't Know About Rush Hour

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 20 years since Rush Hour first exploded across screen in 1998 and became a runaway success. The film offered a unique take on the buddy comedy genre, partnering Jackie Chan’s straight laced Inspector Lee of Hong Kong with Chris Tucker’s American Detective Carter.

In the first film, Tucker and Chan must put their differences aside and team up to rescue the 11 year-old daughter of a Chinese Consul. The film would go on to spawn two sequels and a make household names of its stars, however, there’s a lot that you may not know about Rush Hour.

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1) Interestingly enough, their characters weren’t the only ones who struggled to overcome their language barrier. It’s been reported that prior to filming, Chris Tucker worried that him and Jackie Chan wouldn’t be able to understand each other.

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At one point, he reportedly even asked Director, Brett Ratner, ‘How can we be funny if we can’t talk to each other?’ Clearly, they were able to work things out and even forged a friendship that remains to this day, all while making a hilarious movie at the same time.

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1) Interestingly enough, their characters weren’t the only ones who struggled to overcome their language barrier. It’s been reported that prior to filming, Chris Tucker worried that him and Jackie Chan wouldn’t be able to understand each other.

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At one point, he reportedly even asked Director, Brett Ratner, ‘How can we be funny if we can’t talk to each other?’ Clearly, they were able to work things out and even forged a friendship that remains to this day, all while making a hilarious movie at the same time.

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