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The Fast and the Furious (2001)

 -  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 loyalties must be broken, If the lines must be crossed, do it fast, do it Furious 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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At the house party, Dom says to Brian, "You can have any beer you want, as long as it's a Corona." This is a reference to automobile innovator Henry Ford. Although he probably never said, "You can have any color you want, as long as it's black," and although the Model T to which he was supposedly referring was made in several colors (including a couple of shades of green and red as well as gray, blue, and several others), the phrase has long been attributed to him. See more »

Goofs

The police scanner mounted on the dash on one of the "lookout" cars during the street race is an early-'80s Radio Shack Patrolman scanner which is not capable of receiving the current 800mhz digital trunking system currently used by L.A.P.D. and L.A. County Sheriff. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Tran: [about Jesse who is driving away] Where's he going?
Dom: He went to the car wash
Johnny Tran: Whatever. Go fetch my car!
Dom: Go fetch your car? We're not on your block any more. You better watch who you talk to like that.
Johnny Tran: [Dom walks away] TORETTO! TORETTO! SWAT came into my house, disrespected my whole family because somebody narc'd me out! And you know what? IT WAS YOU!
[Dom punches Tran and a brawl ensues]
Dom: *I never narc'd on nobody! I never narc'd on nobody!*
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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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Another One Bites the Dust
Written by John Deacon (as John Richard Deacon)
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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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