A double bill of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker action-comedies. In 'Rush Hour', on the eve of Britain's handover of Hong Kong, Detective Inspector Lee (Chan) retrieves a valuable haul of art treasures from the villainous Sang (Ken Leung), henchman of crime boss Juntao. Two months later, Lee is called to Los Angeles when Sang kidnaps the daughter of Lee's friend, Han (Tzi Ma). The FBI, angered by Lee's involvement in what they see as their case, insist that he is partnered with their own disgraced detective, the unorthodox James Carter (Tucker). Lee and Carter immediately clash, but the two men gradually develop a grudging respect for each other as they follow a series of clues to Sang's whereabouts. Whilst in the sequel, 'Rush Hour 2', Detective Carter (Tucker) is on holiday visiting his friend Detective Lee (Chan) in Hong Kong. During Carter's stay a bomb goes off at the US consulate, and this means the old buddies are soon back working together, joining forces to track down the bombers. It looks like Triad gangster Ricky Tan (John Lone) is the man responsible, but he's not going to give himself up easily, so Carter and Lee get back in the saddle and give chase once again.