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The Fast and the Furious (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  22 June 2001 (USA)
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Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

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Storyline

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie. Written by rball4042

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If you have what it takes... You can have it ALL! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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22 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Racer X  »

Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$374,574 (Austria) (19 October 2001)

Gross:

$799,647 (Switzerland) (2 November 2001)
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Trivia

The house used as headquarters for the FBI and LAPD undercover investigation is the same house that was used as Walter Matthau's house in Hanging Up (2000). See more »

Goofs

Whenever Brian is driving the eclipse after the police chase, you can hear the car shifting but Brian's hand remains on the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Tran: I'll see you in the desert next month. Be ready to have your ass handed to you.
Dom: You're gonna need more than that crotch rocket.
Johnny Tran: I got something for you.
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In the end credits, the main players have their names listed next to a sketch of their cars. Both the sketches and names are the same colors as the cars. See more »


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It's more than just an action movie.
24 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Far from being superficial pulp, this movie has a complex plot. Vin Diesel's performance is tremendous; his screen presence is dominating. He succeeds in carrying the movie. Although the movie contains lots of glitz, it also tells a story that deals with themes such as loyalty and betrayal. The rest of the cast is excellent too, especially Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker. Michelle Rodriguez is as usual wonderful. It would be easy to dismiss this movie as being little more than a live action cartoon, but the movie really is full of surprises. It has several intensely dramatic scenes, some of the most incredible car chase scenes, and some deeply esoteric verbal exchanges fraught with emotion. Whether it's Vin Diesel pouting or Paul Walker being heroic, the results are same: nonstop action, intense dialog, and interesting characters, all of which together produce great entertainment. It's more than just about automobiles.


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