Top 12 Rush Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Rush facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Rush film message.

James Hunt uses rain tyres during the final race, instead of slicks, despite the speed disadvantage, thus showing his newfound concern for safety and his respect for Niki Lauda, after suffering the guilt of being responsible for Lauda's injuries at the N?rburgring.
James Hunt uses rain tyres during the final race, instead of slicks, despite the speed disadvantage, thus showing his newfound concern for safety and his respect for Niki Lauda, after suffering the guilt of being responsible for Lauda's injuries at the N?rburgring.
At the beginning of Rush Hour (1998), Chris Tucker briefly recreates one of Jackie Chan's more famous stunts from Police Story (1985)
At the beginning of Rush Hour (1998), Chris Tucker briefly recreates one of Jackie Chan's more famous stunts from Police Story (1985)

Rush Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Matthew Perry's father is played by his actual father, John.

  2. With Daniel Br?hl in the role as Niki Lauda, was in contact with Niki himself through out the production, Niki Lauda who was known for his extreme attention to details. Had only one complaint, "the ring is bullshit! I never wore that wedding ring" the ring is visible for one second.

  3. The Afro and mustache in the photo on Detective Carter's badge were added as an afterthought in post-production.

  4. The boot eating scene took 3 days and 63 takes to shoot to suit Chaplin. The boot was made of licorice, and Chaplin was later rushed to a hospital suffering insulin shock.

Rush Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - (1998) during the explosion scene, you can see the filming crew and the set on the roof
    (1998) during the explosion scene, you can see the filming crew and the set on the roof

Rush Hidden Details

When Detective Carter says "Not you, him!" the character "Yu" looks over in the direction where "Him" is standing.

1 - A reflection of a flame is superimposed on Niki Lauda foreshadowing his fiery crash which burned his face during the 1976 German Grand Prix
A reflection of a flame is superimposed on Niki Lauda foreshadowing his fiery crash which burned his face during the 1976 German Grand Prix

The "Yu,Mi" scene is an upgraded and funnier version of the "Who died?You! Detective Yu?" Scene from Rush Hour 2 (2001)

And Martial Law TV Series (1998) share similar plots.

Rush poster
Rush poster

Rush Plot

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Rush. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director Ron Howard
Stars Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara
IMDB score 8.1