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The Fast and the Furious (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 22 June 2001 (USA)
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies 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 loyalty really lies. Written by rball4042; Car7

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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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Also Known As:

Racer X  »

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,089,015 (USA) (24 June 2001)

Gross:

$144,533,925 (USA) (4 November 2001)
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Trivia

The Fast and Furious and X-Men franchises have often released the same installments of a franchise in the same year. X2 and 2 Fast 2 Furious were both released in 2003, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift were both released in 2006, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Fast and Furious were both released in 2009, X-Men: First Class and Fast Five were both released in 2011 and The Wolverine and Fast and Furious 6 were released in 2013. Furious 7 was set to be released in 2014, the same year as X-Men: Days of Future Past, however it then was pushed to 2015 after Paul Walker's death. The trend got back on track in 2017 with the releases of Logan and The Fate of the Furious. See more »

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When Dom and his friends pull up to the alley, Leon stops his car before Dom, but in the next shot, when Dom gets out of his car, Leon is seen stopping again. See more »

Quotes

Hector: Wait, hold up, hold up. Look at this snowman right here, man.
Hector: [walks over to Brian] Sweet ride! Whatcha runnin' under there, man?
Hector: [Brian grins] You're gonna make me find out the hard way?
Brian: Hell yeah!
Hector: You're brave! You're brave! They call me Hector. Gotta last name too, but I can't pronounce it
Brian: [shakes Hectors hand] Brian Spilner.
Hector: Typical white boy name, know what I mean?
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Featured in The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) See more »

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Nocturnal Transmission
Written by BT (as Brian Transeau)
Performed by BT
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd./Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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