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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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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 loyalties must be broken, If the lines must be crossed, do it fast, do it Furious See more »


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

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Release Date:

22 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Racer X  »

Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,089,015 (USA) (22 June 2001)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Dom: [looking at the junked Toyota Supra being hauled in] I said a ten-*second* car, not a ten-*minute* car.
Jesse: You could push this across the finish line, or tow it.
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Brian: No Faith.
Dom: I have faith in you, but this isn't a junkyard. This is a garage
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Solid movie... Worth renting
21 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today I saw Tokyo drift and yesterday I saw 2 fast 2 furious for the fifth time, but I still find myself drawn toward the original. It stars Paul Walker as an undercover cop who infiltrates the street racing underworld of LA to catch a crook who has been hijacking millions of dollars worth of electronics from 18wheelers, causing the truckers to take matters into their own hands, ultimately ending in deaths and multitudes of money stolen. Now, you would think that because of the semi weak plot, this movie wouldn't be that good, however, the main storyline is just a small part of this movie, the other elements being action and some interesting relationships regarding vin diesels character. Diesel plays a street racing god, one of the best in the LA scene. Walkers character, Brians, way into the world is through Dominic Toretto (Diesel). Toretto has an air about him which draws other in, and Brian is no different. Throughout the movie, Brian is getting to know Dom, earning his trust, etc, but at the end of the movie, both Dom and Brian are forced to make a decision about each other... The whole relationship is interesting to watch. As for the action, there is plenty of it. Besides the many races, there is also some gunplay and some hand to hand fighting, and some interesting hijacking sequences.

All in all the cars are hot, the girls are hotter, the cars are fast, the guns are loaded, and for the more serious, the relationship between Dom, Mia, Vince, Letty, and the others is amazing.

If you haven't seen this movie, rent it tonight

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