Screen Asia: "Rush Hour"

"Rush Hour" (1998)

Continuing its summer film series, Asia Society Texas Center presents the first title in the Rush Hour franchise, which spawned three films and a recent television series. Global icon Jackie Chan stars as Detective Inspector Lee, who is tracking down a Chinese crime syndicate in Los Angeles after Hong Kong’s transfer from British rule. Chris Tucker plays an LA police officer, assigned to divert Lee from an FBI investigation into the kidnapping of the local Chinese Consul’s daughter.

A food truck will be on site, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks to enjoy during the outdoor screening on the Festival Lawn! In case of inclement weather, the film screening will move indoors to the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center.



7:00 pm | Food Truck and Beverage Service
8:00 pm | Rush Hour (1998) screening


About the Film

"Rush Hour" (1998)Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) has captured all members of a dangerous Hong Kong crime syndicate except the leader, Juntao, and his right-hand man, Sang. Lee reports his progress to Chinese Consul Han and British Commander Thomas Griffin, who are feting the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule. Consul Han takes a new post in Los Angeles, where his daughter, Soo Yung, is kidnapped by the villainous Sang shortly after their arrival. Lee travels to California to search for Soo Yung, but the FBI wishes to solely handle the investigation. Los Angeles police officer James Carter (Chris Tucker) is tricked by the FBI into babysitting Lee until the Consul’s daughter is located, however the two cops decide to join forces, encountering comedic and suspenseful roadblocks in their pursuit of the young girl.



Food and Beverages

American, Greek, Korean, and Mexican fusion by Foreign Policy
Soft drinks and water


Related Events

Screen Asia: The Way of the Dragon, July 15
Screen Asia: Rush Hour 2, July 29
Screen Asia: Karate Kid, August 6


Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming to Houston.

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Event Details

Sat 23 Jul 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free with RSVP. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.
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