Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
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
Working titles for the movie included "Racer X", "Redline" and "Race Wars". See more »
Right after the first race when Brian loses his car, Dom says "Granny shiftin' and not double clutching like you should." Double clutching takes precious time to do, time that you do not have during a drag race especially in a Mitsubishi Eclipse. The only time to double clutch that car would be in a road course race to save the brakes coming in fast into a corner. See more »
[about Jesse who is driving away]
Where's he going?
He went to the car wash
Whatever. Go fetch my car!
Go fetch your car? We're not on your block any more. You better watch who you talk to like that.
[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]
*I never narc'd on nobody! I never narc'd on nobody!*
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The credits whiz by horizontally instead of scrolling vertically. See more »
Good Life (Remix)
Written by Faith Evans, Rasheem Pugh, Tamy Lester Smith, August Moon, Tyrone Thomas
Performed by Faith Evans, Ja Rule, Vita and Caddillac Tah
Faith Evans appears courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment
Ja Rule appears courtesy of Murder Inc./Def Jam Records
Vita and Caddillac Tah appear courtesy of Murder Inc. Records
Contains a sample from "Seven Minutes Of Funk"
Performed by The Whole Darn Family
Courtesy of Amherst Records, Inc. See more »
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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