Rush Hour is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna from a story by LaManna. It stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched police officers who are assigned to rescue a Chinese diplomat’s abducted daughter. Tzi Ma, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Mark Rolston, Elizabeth Peña and Rex Linn play supporting roles. Released on September 18, 1998, the film grossed over $244 million worldwide. The film’s success led to two sequels: Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).