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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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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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Racer X  »

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Budget:

$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

Was inspired by the 1998 Vibe article, "Racer-X". See more »

Goofs

Toward the beginning of the movie when Brian drives into the alley and parks, there is a candy orange Honda Accord Wagon with no hood right next to the green Eclipse on the driver's side. After Hector introduces himself to Brian, he points across the alley to his car but we see the same Honda Accord that Brian is parked next to. You can tell by, 1) the headlights (Hector drives a mid-'90s model Civic hatchback which has more rounded headlights, but the car he point's to has rectangular Honda Accord headlights), and, 2) the design at the bottom of the windshield (both the car that Brian is standing next to and the car Hector points to have the same design, but later in the film, Hector drives to The Racer's Edge, and his Civic has nothing at the bottom of the windshield, also, note the headlights on the Civic and on the car he points to). See more »

Quotes

Brian: Hey, wait, hold up! I don't have any cash, but I do have the pink slip to my car.
Jesse: Wait, you just can't climb in the ring with Ali 'cause you think you box!
Brian: [points to Vince] He knows I can box! So check it out, it's like this: If I lose, winner takes my car clean and clear. But if I win, I take the cash, and I take the respect!
Dom: [laughing] Respect?
Brian: To some people, that's more important.
Dom: ...That your car?
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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 »

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Referenced in Swede Fest Tampa Bay 7 Photo Essay (2015) See more »

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Nigga Wit a Badge
Written by Magdaleno Robles Jr.
Performed by Magdaleno Robles Jr. (as Guic Onezer DRP) featuring Senen Reyes (as Sen Dog),
FM, Mr. Slip and Lil Jay
Courtesy of After Tha Fact Records and Latin Thug
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Solid movie... Worth renting
21 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today I saw Tokyo drift and yesterday I saw 2 fast 2 furious for the fifth time, but I still find myself drawn toward the original. It stars Paul Walker as an undercover cop who infiltrates the street racing underworld of LA to catch a crook who has been hijacking millions of dollars worth of electronics from 18wheelers, causing the truckers to take matters into their own hands, ultimately ending in deaths and multitudes of money stolen. Now, you would think that because of the semi weak plot, this movie wouldn't be that good, however, the main storyline is just a small part of this movie, the other elements being action and some interesting relationships regarding vin diesels character. Diesel plays a street racing god, one of the best in the LA scene. Walkers character, Brians, way into the world is through Dominic Toretto (Diesel). Toretto has an air about him which draws other in, and Brian is no different. Throughout the movie, Brian is getting to know Dom, earning his trust, etc, but at the end of the movie, both Dom and Brian are forced to make a decision about each other... The whole relationship is interesting to watch. As for the action, there is plenty of it. Besides the many races, there is also some gunplay and some hand to hand fighting, and some interesting hijacking sequences.

All in all the cars are hot, the girls are hotter, the cars are fast, the guns are loaded, and for the more serious, the relationship between Dom, Mia, Vince, Letty, and the others is amazing.

If you haven't seen this movie, rent it tonight


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