Genevieve: I'm going to go into the bathroom and make myself more comfortable.
Detective James Carter: Need some matches?

I don't know what you been feedin' him, but he is TOO DAMN BIG!

Chinese bad guy: [shouts at Carter in French]
Detective James Carter: [to Lee] What the hell is that?
Chief Inspector Lee: I think he's speaking French.
Detective James Carter: You Asian, stop humiliating yourself!

Genevieve: I'm a bad girl.
Detective James Carter: Hallelujah!

Genevieve: [while making out on the bed] I have never been with an American man before.
Detective James Carter: Neither have I!

Dojo Master: May I Help You?
Detective James Carter: I'll be asking the questions old man. Who are you?
Dojo Master: Yu.
Detective James Carter: No not me you!
Dojo Master: Yes I'm Yu!
Detective James Carter: Are you deaf?
Dojo Master: No Yu is blind!
Detective James Carter: I'm not blind, you blind
Dojo Master: That is what I just said.
Detective James Carter: You just said what?
Dojo Master: I did not say what, I said Yu.
Detective James Carter: That's what I'm asking you!
Dojo Master: And Yu is answering.
Detective James Carter: Shutup!
Detective James Carter: You!
Dojo Master: Yes?
Detective James Carter: Not You, Him! What's Your name?
Dojo Student: Mi.
Detective James Carter: Yes You!
Dojo Student: I'm Mi.
Dojo Master: He's Mi and I'm Yu.
Detective James Carter: And I'm about to whoop your old ass man because I am sick of playing games!

Detective James Carter: We need to get her to relax.
Chief Inspector Lee: Maybe we should put on a dirty movie.
Detective James Carter: Lee!
Chief Inspector Lee: Only $9.95.

How do you say surrender in Chinese?

James Carter: What are they gonna do to us Li?
Lee: First they will torture us for 3 days.
James Carter: Ok,I can take that.
Lee: Then they will cut off our egg roles.
James Carter: Cut off our egg roles... Aww hell no we gotta get outta here

James Carter: Hey Lee! What are you doing?
Lee: ...Dancing
James Carter: Dancing! Man, im up here working, putting my life on the line, and you up here messing around, dancing with some Bimbo... Does she have a friend?

What in the hell is going on up in here? Am I the only one listening to this? The man destroyin' a classic! BOO!

Oh I know I don't think I see what I see what I'm thinking. I know good and well y’all ain't gambling back here, this supposed to be a Chinese Restaurant!

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Detective James Carter

Can You Hear Me Now?

James Carter is a loud-mouthed, fast-talking LAPD detective who is forced to babysit Hong Kong inspector Lee when he's in from out of town to investigate a crime.  Carter agrees to this mission with the intent of solving the crime himself.

in Rush Hour 2, Carter goes off to vacation in Hong Kong and visit his now good friend Lee.  However, soon after he arrives, Carter's vacation turns business when a bomb goes off in the American Embassy.

in Rush Hour 3, Carter is no longer a detective but now a traffic cop in Los Angeles.  This time the film opens back up in Los Angeles as Lee is a bodyguard for the Chinese ambassador Han.

Played By
Chris Tucker
Full Name
Detective James Carter