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Rush Hour 2
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:
Lalo Schifrin

Co-Orchestrated by:
Ira Hearshen

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 21st, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you appreciate Lalo Schifrin's distinctly retro, jazzy style of action but seek the original Rush Hour material in the context of a larger orchestral ensemble.

Avoid it... if you expect much consistency in development during any of these Rush Hour scores, because Schifrin shifts rhythms and progressions so often that the general sense of style is all that holds them together.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #249
WRITTEN 8/27/01, REVISED 1/18/09
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Rush Hour 2: (Lalo Schifrin) Whether you like them or not, the pairing of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker turned out to be more of a success in Rush Hour than anyone could have predicted, with the film grossing over $250 million worldwide. Their haphazard methodology and inherent culture clashes combined with Chan's dazzlingly choreographed martial arts moves to produce a winning team despite Tucker's astonishingly irritating vocal inflections. For the director and producers of the Rush Hour phenomenon, an equally important element of the original film's success was the stylish score by legendary jazz composer Lalo Schifrin, who remained best known for his hit television themes and scores for such shows as Mannix and Mission: Impossible (along with similar film scores for the Dirty Harry franchise, among others). Schifrin's score for the original Rush Hour was a sort of novelty item, overshadowed obviously by the slapstick action in the film but nevertheless of interest to Schifrin's fans and those few who collect such comedy action music with a hint of 70's style. Director Brett Ratner insisted beyond all else that Schifrin be employed for the sequel, stating, "Lalo was as important to Rush Hour as were Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, which is to say that he was indispensable. There's no movie without him." As Ratner suggests, the role of this 2001 sequel was to produce a larger scale version of the original, adding that "for Rush Hour 2, the idea was to expand on the original idea with the addition of a more classical, symphonic approach." Ratner continued by reaffirming that Rush Hour 2, with its more worldly shooting locations, was an opportunity for Schifrin to revisit the same kind of ethnic material heard in his Enter the Dragon score, a work that remains one his more popular to date.



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1,377 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.17 Stars
***** 281 5 Stars
**** 296 4 Stars
*** 369 3 Stars
** 241 2 Stars
* 190 1 Stars
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Chic - Lets bounce
Cleo - February 20, 2008, at 11:07 p.m.
1 comment  (1826 views)
Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - June 7, 2007, at 7:15 a.m.
1 comment  (1610 views)
Lets Bounce
Kenny - January 3, 2006, at 4:05 a.m.
1 comment  (1738 views)
plz help!!
lu - December 31, 2005, at 3:11 a.m.
1 comment  (1589 views)
wat is that song   Expand >>
unknown - November 16, 2005, at 2:10 p.m.
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What is the Song during closing credits of Rush Hour 2?   Expand >>
netinfiniti - October 23, 2005, at 7:23 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 52:30
• 1. Rush Hour 2 - Main Title (2:21)
• 2. Out of the Way (4:12)
• 3. Mu Shu Parlor (3:55)
• 4. Parlor Fight (3:18)
• 5. Undercover Agents (3:01)
• 6. Isabella (4:47)
• 7. Lil Darlin'* (4:23)
• 8. Shiny Stockings** (6:43)
• 9. Nevada Mood (3:16)
• 10. The Cosmo is Las Vegas (4:05)
• 11. Like Father, Like Son (5:31)
• 12. The Sword and the Spear (2:19)
• 13. The Dragon and the Treasure (4:14)
* composed by Neal Hefti
** composed by Frank Foster

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The insert includes a list of performers and a note from the director. The CD itself has a sparklingly beautiful coloration.
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