Rush Hour (1998) Movie Poster

Quotes from Rush Hour (1998)

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    • Carter: You don't know nothing about no War.
    • Lee: Yoll.
    • Lee: Everybody knows War.
    • [singing]
    • Lee: War! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, sing it again, you all!
    • Carter: It ain't 'you all', it's "y'all"!
    • Lee: Yaw.
    • Carter: Y'all!
    • Lee: Yaw!
    • Carter: Man you sound like a Karate movie, y'all!
    • Sang: The drop will be made tonight. The amount will be fifty million dollars.
    • Carter: Fifty million dollars? Man, who do you think you kidnapped? Chelsea Clinton?
    • Sang: We want twenty million in fifties.
    • Carter: Okay, twenty million in fifties.
    • Sang: Twenty million in twenties.
    • Carter: Okay, twenty million in twenties.
    • Sang: And ten million in tens.
    • Carter: Ten million in tens. Okay. Ey d'you want any fives with that?
    • Carter: We must be... must be a misunderstanding. I was sent down here for the big case. For the kidnapping. The little girl?
    • Carter: No disrespect, sir, but he's only gonna get in my way. If I'm gonna handle the situation for you, I'm gonna have to work alone.
    • Agent Russ: Carter, he *is* the situation.
    • Lee: We can hang in my crib. I will show you my 'hood.
    • Carter: This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer.
    • Agent Whitney: Well as long as we're gonna humiliate someone, might as well be LAPD.
    • Lee: Leave me alone. A man like you could never understand.
    • Carter: A man like me?
    • Lee: You are devoted only to yourself. You're ashamed of being a police officer, you dishonor your father's name!
    • Carter: You don't know nothing about my father.
    • Lee: You said your father is a legend.
    • Carter: My father WAS a legend. My father was killed making a routine traffic stop in broad daylight by some punk who didn't want no ticket. His partner was supposed to get out of the car and back him up but never did. My father was just as devoted as you, and now he's dead, and for what? A traffic ticket and some punk? You tell me, where's the honor in that?
    • Lee: You believe your father wasted his life, that he died for nothing?
    • Carter: Prove me wrong.
    • [after watching Juntao fall to his death into a fountain]
    • Carter: Whoo! You know he dead.
    • Carter: It is not my job to be jumping on and off of buses, I don't do that, I am not Carl Lewis!
    • Carter: How long this flight?
    • Lee: Fifteen hours.
    • Carter: Fifteen hours? What are we gonna do for fifteen hours?
    • [Puts on head phones and begins to sing]
    • Lee: Huh! War! Uh! Good God "yaw."
    • Carter: Oh, hell no! Stewardess! Get me another seat!
    • Carter: First Class, I like this, this is tight.
    • Steward: Can I take your jacket, sir?
    • Carter: My jacket? No, no, you can take this bag though.
    • [Carter has just been booted in the head]
    • Carter: ...which one of y'all kicked me?
    • Carter: I don't want no partner, I don't need no partner and I ain't never gonna have no partner. Did Kojak have a partner?
    • Tania Johnson: Yeah the fat guy.
    • Carter: Well he wasn't ever with him. Did Columbo have a partner?
    • Tania Johnson: Captain Diel ordered me to go with you on that bust because you needed bomb squad back up but once again you screwed me and you screwed yourself.
    • Captain Diel: Two officers were shot, one man lost a pinkie.
    • Carter: But didn't nobody die!
    • Captain Diel: You destroyed half a city block!
    • Carter: That block was already messed up.
    • Captain Diel: And you lost a lot of evidence!
    • Carter: We still got a little bit left.
    • Carter: I'm lookin' out for you when I reach the top. I'm gonna make you mayor.
    • Captain Diel: I'd rather you didn't.
    • Lee: Why would they not want my help?
    • Carter: Because they don't give a damn about you! They don't like you! I don't like you!
    • Lee: I don't care! I'm here for the girl!
    • Carter: The girl don't like you! Nobody likes you!
    • [Carter is trying to convince Officer Bobby to let him into the prison after-hours]
    • Carter: Bobby, didn't I look the other way that time you bought that bag of weed?
    • Officer Bobby: I was splittin' it with you!
    • Carter: Well, didn't I give you the bigger half?
    • [after killing Sang]
    • Carter: Wipe yourself off, man. You dead.
    • [Sang throws a towel over a helpless Carter]
    • Sang: Now wipe yourself off. You're bleeding.
    • Agent Russ: Where the hell's Carter?
    • [handcuffs Lee to the steering wheel]
    • Lee: Hey, what are you doing?
    • Carter: You ain't the only one with quick hands now, right? Wah!
    • [after suitcase opens and money falls from ceiling]
    • Carter: Thank you God!
    • Lee: Carter! I can't hold any more! I'm slipping!
    • Carter: Hang on a minute, I'll go get help!
    • [shouts]
    • Lee: Carter!
    • Carter: Ah, I was just playin' wit ya...
    • Soo Yung's Driver: Is there a problem officer?
    • Sang: No problem. Just rush hour.
    • [Sang in his police disguise pulls out his pistol and kills both of Soo Yung's bodyguards]
    • [yanks a cigarette from the Cigaweed Guy]
    • Lee: That's bad for you!
    • [Tania is trying to defuse a bomb without killing all of them]
    • Tania Johnson: Roses are red / Violets are blue / Sugar is sweet/ And so are you.
    • [Looks at Carter's badge]
    • Sang: FBI Huh?
    • Carter: FBI? No, I'm not FBI, I'm a security guard... at the mall!
    • [Motions to kill Carter]
    • Carter: Oh hell nah, he didn't mean that. He meant cut me loose!
    • Lee: I didn't know you spoke Chinese.
    • Carter: I never told you I didn't, you just assumed I didn't.
    • Carter: I'm still the law around, clean it up... and brush your teeth.
    • Carter: Man, what you got me eatin'?
    • Carter: Mmm! Kinda good. Needs a little Hot sauce, but it's kinda good though.
    • Lee: That's eel.
    • Carter: Is it good?
    • Lee: Very good.
    • Carter: What you got?
    • Lee: Camel's Hump.
    • Carter: What?
    • [enuciates]
    • Lee: Camel's Hump
    • [Carter takes a bite of the eel while Lee eats his Camel's Hump]
    • [as the guests are evacuating the Convention Center, Lee sees Sang, disguised as a server, handing a remote to Griffin. The trut]
    • Lee: Juntao.
    • [Lee chases after Griffin]
    • Lee: Juntao! JUNTAO!
    • [holds the remote towards Lee, Consul Han, and the agents]
    • Thomas Griffin: Consul Han, six pounds of C-4 are wired to your daughter in a car outside.
    • [Lee and the agents back off]
    • Thomas Griffin: You know, before the takeover, most of these works were in the hands of a single private collector: me. I mastered my life to acquire and catalog these priceless piece that you see before you. And then in one fell swoop, it was taken away from me. But tonight, I shall be paid in full. Don't move! She dies if I press this button. Just be patient. My transportation will arrive shortly. Stay calm.
    • [to Soo Young]
    • Lee: And don't worry, America is a very friendly place.
    • [cut to]
    • [Carter driving erratically on the LA Streets]
    • Carter: Stupid fool get the hell out of my way!
    • [to Griffin]
    • Carter: Want to blow something up, huh? Come on push the button. Push the button.
    • Soo Yung: Push the goddamn button!
    • Carter: You heard what she said. Come on you get everybody excited about something being blown up, and look at your punk British-ass!
    • [to Carter]
    • Soo Yung: What are you doing?
    • [to Soo Yung]
    • Carter: Just playing, play along.
    • [to Griffin]
    • Carter: Come on push the button!
    • Soo Yung: Yeah come on, push the button!
    • Carter: Blow everybody up!
    • Soo Yung: Yeah blow everybody up!
    • Carter: Push the goddamn button!
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