In this action comedy, popular martial arts star Jackie Chan plays cab driver Jimmy Tong, whose reputation as a fast driver gets him a job as chauffeur for Central Security Agency super-spy Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs). Devlin only has one rule for Jimmy – don’t touch his tuxedo. But when an explosion puts Devlin out of commission, Jimmy tries on the classic suit and discovers clothes really do make the man. The tux is really a sophisticated electronic wonder that almost has a mind of its own and turns Jimmy into Tong, James Tong. CSA agent Delilah, or Del (Jennifer Love Hewitt) Blaine, who’s almost too intelligent for her own good, is partnered with Jimmy, who she thinks is agent Devlin. Bottled water tycoon Diedrich Banning (Ritchie Coster) plans to corner the world market on drinking water by making all other water sources unusable. But are Jimmy, Del and the tux enough to stop his plans. This spoof of James Bond-style spy films has plenty of laughs, Chan’s unbelievable stunts and even the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
Like the Bond films, there’s plenty of martial arts action as Jimmy takes on bad guys. Or the tux takes on the bad guys with Jimmy along for the ride. Several scenes also take on the sexual tone of Bond films as cameras focus on female cleavage or show scantily clad women. A few gruesome sights include people suddenly drying up and breaking into dust. The crude opening scene shows a deer relieving itself in a stream. With frequently crude dialogue, crude sexual content and martial arts violence exploited to entertain, THE TUXEDO needs to be cleaned up.