Not your average buddy cop movie
Jackie Chan's martial arts detective meets Chris Tucker's fast talking LAPD cop in this 1998 explosive action comedy movie.
The plot revolves around the kidnapping of the Chinese consul's daughter, held for ransom by Hong Kong crime lord Juntao. The FBI's attempts to rescue the girl are constantly (and unintentionally) thwarted by the hilarious acrobatic antics of Lee, and his reluctant babysitter Carter, who eventually crack the case and save the day.
The movie is fairly safe for children who understand what bad language is, and why they should not copy what they see on TV. Chris Tucker is a fast-talking, 100 miles-an-hour cop who punctuates every sentence with s**t and d**n, with the occasional b***h and a*s thrown in to keep it from becoming too monotonous. Part of the humour comes from the breakdown in communication between the two stars, most notably when Carter uses the n-word to greet people and Lee tries the same thing with disastrous results.
Carter has somewhat of a character arc in this movie; he goes from being a self-centred, crass, "I'm the best" attitude to realising what is at stake and what really matters, mainly fuelled by Lee's attitude towards the case. Carter wants to join the FBI and sees every case as a chance to show off how great he is, whereas Lee has a personal reason to help and is only interested in rescuing the consul's daughter.
There's no on screen sex in this movie, there is a kiss but it's between the two cops after a particularly tense scene and is not sensual or sexual at all.
There's a lot of violence, most of it is comical OTT martial arts performed by Jackie Chan. A lot of nameless redshirts get shot (both cops and the bad guys) and a lot of things explode.
Make sure you stick around for the outtakes in the credits!
None of the "good guys" die in this movie. A lot of nameless characters get shot but it is unclear if they die. The kidnapped daughter, who ends up with a bomb vest strapped to her, is rescued and the bomb does not explode. Sang (the main henchman) is shot and killed by Carter (on screen) and Juntao falls to his death. Bother these deaths happen at the end of the movie.