Tuxedo, The (2002) - Synopsis
Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs): never touch Devlin’s prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive "accident," Jimmy can’t resist trying on the tux and soon discovers that this extraordinary suit may be more black belt than black tie. Suddenly thrust into a dangerous world of espionage, paired with a rookie partner (Jennifer Love Hewitt) even less experienced than he is, Jimmy becomes an unwitting—if impeccably dressed—secret agent.
"Tuxedo, The (2002)" stars Jackie Chan, the comedic action superstar who has more recently conquered the worldwide box office in such films as "Rush Hour 1 & 2" and "Shanghai Noon (2000)." Starring opposite Chan is Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Heartbreakers (2001)"). The film also stars Jason Isaacs ("Patriot, The (2000)"), Ritchie Coster ("Thomas Crown Affair, The (1999)"), Debi Mazar ("Insider, The (1999)") and Peter Stormare ("Chocolat (2000)").
The action comedy marks the feature film directorial debut of Kevin Donovan, who made his name as an award-winning commercial director. John H. Williams ("Shrek (2001)") and Adam Schroeder ("Truman Show, The (1998)") are producing "The Tuxedo," with Walter F. Parkes ("Gladiator (2000)"), Laurie MacDonald ("Gladiator (2000)") and William S. Beasley ("Mexican, The (2001)") serving as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Philip Hay & Matt Manfredi ("crazy / beautiful (2001)") and Michael Wilson and Michael Leeson.