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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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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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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

The film is considered to be a remake/updated version of Point Break (1991). In that film, young FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) goes undercover as a surfer to infiltrate a gang of bank robbers called The Ex Robbers, whom are surfers. Johnny becomes friends with surfer Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) and becomes romantically involved with another surfer Tyler (Lori Petty). But Utah soon discovers that Bodhi and his gang are the bank robbers. See more »

Goofs

During the race wars, when Jesse is up against Johnny Tran, we see Johnny Tran pull up in his car next to him and he is clearly wearing a buttoned up black shirt. However, once the ref lifts his hands and waves the signal to go, the next shot of Tran in the car and after the race shows him in a black tank top. See more »

Quotes

Dom: [pointing to a picture] That's my dad. He was coming up in the pro-stock circuit. Last race of the season, he was coming into the final turn when a driver named Kenny Linder tapped his bumper and put him into the wall at a hundred and twenty miles an hour. I watched my father burn to death. I can still remember him screaming. The people who were there said my father died long before the tanks blew. They said it was me that was screaming.
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Written by Chad Elliot, Arthur Javonn Alexander, Shawna & Tracey A. Horton
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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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