Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy.
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
Film-makers asked owners of houses in backgrounds to re-paint their houses with more muted colors to show off the colorful cars. See more »
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 »
Written by Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Nate Dogg (as Nathaniel Hale), Jazze Pha (as Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander)
Performed by Ludacris
Courtesy of Def Jam Records
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Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) wants to join the family of the head of California street racing (Vin Diesel)...but why?
The plot is comic book level; the dialogue is very VERY bad...but who really cares? This is a throwback of those dumb 1970s drive-in movies...it's for people who like loud, fast films filled with mindless action, attractive women, cars...and nothing else. I didn't like the film. It was too loud, too silly and way too long for a dumb action flick. What saves it is some truly incredible action sequences (the "hijacking" sequence towards the end was unbelievable), some very nice, innovative direction, a cast that manages to be good despite the script and a very good performance by Vin Diesel. This was supposed to be Walker's breakthrough film but Diesel steals it away. Also it looks kind of silly to have tall, lean, pretty boy Walker against tall, muscular, severe-looking Diesel.
See it for the action and Diesel. During the slow spots admire the cars or the women.
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