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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Working titles for the movie included "Racer X", "Redline" and "Race Wars". See more »


When the police car speeds past Dom when he is walking down the street, it is a Crown Victoria. When the car turns around, it is a Chevy Caprice. See more »


Brian: So what's your best time?
Dom: I've never driven her...
Brian: Why not?
Dom: She scares the shit out of me.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in xXx (2002) See more »


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User Reviews

Insanely Fast
25 June 2001 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

This movie, has by far the best car racing scenes ever filmed, as well as the best cars. They are gorgeous machines, and these guys certainly can drive them. Great story, not just another Gone in Sixty Seconds where all they did was steal cars, there actually weren't very many race scenes as you might expect, but every shot is filled with cars, and lots of them. The acting is great as well, as usual Vin Diesel gives a brilliant performance, as Dominic Toretto. It has already earned a massive following, and when you leave the theaters you will be filed with such a massive adrenaline rush, that you and all your buddies will be left with the feeling that you must go out and race. Everybody I have talked to have said the same thing, it just has this crazy adrenaline rush it gives you. I highly recommend this to all fans of cars, and racing, but it has something for everybody so see it even if you are not a fan of either, bottom line, just see it!!!!!!

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