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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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When the sun goes down, Another world comes to life 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  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$144,512,310 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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Trivia

Neither Michelle Rodriguez nor Jordana Brewster had driver's licenses or even learner's permits before production of the film. See more »

Goofs

In Letty's race at Race Wars, her seats change from black racing seats, to light gray stock seats, then back to racing seats See more »

Quotes

Brian: What's the retail on one of those?
Ferrari Driver: More than you can afford pal. Ferrari.
Dom: [turning to Brian] Smoke him.
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Crazy Credits

On some prints, after the credits, there is a brief epilogue showing Dominic's fate. He is shown, driving alone in a red Chevelle with black racing stripes, on a desolate road by the coast in Baja, Mexico. He narrates about his life 'I live my life quarter a mile at a time ...'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: The Fast & the Bi-Curious (2013) See more »

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Polkas Palabras
Written by Juan Francisco Ayala
Performed by Molotov
Courtesy of Universal Music Latino
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Comes at you Fast AND Furious
25 June 2001 | by (Suffield, CT) – See all my reviews

The Fast and the Furious comes at you like it says. It's not a long movie and really never slows down much at all! Those looking for a movie delving into a complex plot with in depth charachters need not watch it. The movie is as the preview shows, a lot of great car chase scenes held together by a loose form of a plot. It does what Gone in 60 Seconds only wishes it could do. In gone in 60 you have 2 scenes with cars driving fast at all. Here you have at least 6 or 7 distinctly different and memorable scenes. Although acting ability and some of the lines lack severely, this can be forgiven and is made up by the cars. This movie is perfect for anyone into speed and tuned import sports cars for the most part(yes, even the occasional despicable economy car made to "perform" is present)I saw the previews knowing this was going to be basically an adrenaline rush of a movie, and I gave it a 10 because that's what it delivered.


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