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The Fast and the Furious -- An undercover cop infiltrates an underworld subculture of Los Angeles street racers looking to bust a hijacking ring, and soon begins to question his loyalties when his new street racing friends become the prime suspects.
The Fast and the Furious -- Brian puts himself in danger to help Vince.
The Fast and the Furious -- Brian loses the race after he pushes his car too much.
The Fast and the Furious -- Dominic and Brian end up in the wrong territory.
The Fast and the Furious -- Things go really bad when the gang tries to hold up an eighteen wheeler.


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Writers (WGA):
Ken Li (magazine article "Racer X")
Gary Scott Thompson (screen story)
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Release Date:
22 June 2001 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Rob Cohen 
Writing credits
Ken Li (magazine article "Racer X")

Gary Scott Thompson (screen story)

Gary Scott Thompson (screenplay) and
Erik Bergquist (screenplay) and
David Ayer (screenplay)

Produced by
Creighton Bellinger .... associate producer
Doug Claybourne .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
John Pogue .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Ericson Core (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Honess 
Casting by
Ronna Kress 
Production Design by
Waldemar Kalinowski 
Art Direction by
Kevin Kavanaugh 
Set Decoration by
Florence Fellman 
Costume Design by
Sanja Milkovic Hays 
Makeup Department
Candida Conery .... hair stylist (as Candy Conery)
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... makeup artist
Michael Germain .... key makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist
Roddy Stayton .... hair stylist
Judith Tiedemann .... hair stylist
Georgina Williams .... hair stylist
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Doug Claybourne .... unit production manager
Iram Collantes .... production manager: Mexico
Ned Kopp .... unit production manager: second unit
Tava R. Maloy .... production supervisor: Mexico Unit
Amy Ness .... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen V. Johnson .... second second assistant director: second unit
David Kelley .... second assistant director: second unit
Steve Love .... first assistant director: second unit
George Parra .... first assistant director
John Riley .... additional second assistant director
Michael Risoli .... second second assistant director
Mic Rodgers .... second unit director
Lars P. Winther .... second assistant director
Art Department
Maria L. Baker .... set designer
Monica Castro .... props
Page Charles .... construction foreman
Todd Ellis .... property master: second unit
Monica Frommholz .... art department coordinator
Jeff Hay .... set dresser
Daniel Herrera Arau .... lead man: additional photography, San Felipe B.C.
Joshua Hunt .... set dresser
Barry Kingston .... construction coordinator
Steven Kissick .... carpenter
Helen Kozora .... set decoration buyer
Tyler Lafferty .... propmaker
Lance Larson .... assistant property master
Scott W. Leslie .... set dresser
Gregory Lynch Jr. .... carpenter
Bill MacSems .... property master
John Mann .... storyboard artist
Tony Perez .... lead man
Charles Phillips .... construction general foreman
Brent Rice .... lead man
Chris Samp .... stand-by painter
Alex Sessing .... key greensman
Michael Stone .... assistant art director
Edward Tamayo .... set dresser
Samuel J. Tell .... set dresser
Jay Koiwai .... stand-by painter: second unit (uncredited)
Clint Schultz .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Aulicino .... first assistant sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Bruce Barris .... sound effects recordist
Brian Best .... sound editor
Felipe Borrero .... production sound mixer
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
William Cawley .... sound assistant
Bradley Clouse .... sound assistant
Paul Curtis .... sound editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Charles Deenen .... sound designer
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
William Dotson .... sound editor
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Diana Flores .... adr mixer
Gregg Frazier .... boom operator
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Aaron J. Green .... manager: sound services
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound effects editor
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor
Eric Justen .... sound recordist
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... sound mixer
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Lemont .... adr editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Marc Meyer .... sound effects recordist
Howard Neiman .... sound effects editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
Steve Nelson .... sound effects editor
Jay Nierenberg .... supervising sound editor
Andy Peach .... sound recordist
David Pigg .... sound editor
Aaron Rihel .... sound recordist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Kim Secrist .... sound effects editor
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Tim Walston .... sound designer
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
Richard Burnette .... mix facility coordinator (uncredited)
Martin Schloemer .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Carl D. Ware .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
G. Peter King .... special effects
Andrew Miller .... special effects foreman
Kristina Radicheva .... special effects
Robert Simokovic .... special effects supervisor
Matt Sweeney .... special effects coordinator
George Zamora .... special effects foreman
Jaime Galindo .... special effects laborer (uncredited)
Christine Onesky .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Thad Beier .... visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead
Constance Bracewell .... CG supervisor
Daniel Chuba .... executive producer: Hammerhead Productions
Gregory Creaser .... imaging/timing supervisor: Digiscope
Enid Dalkoff .... digital artist
Heather Davis Baker .... digital compositor
Chris Dawson .... motion control camera operator
Kent Demaine .... creative director: interactive design
Jamie Dixon .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Syd Dutton .... visual effects
Michelle Eisenreich .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead Productions
Elton Garcia .... digital compositor
Justin Jones .... visual effects
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist
Peter Koczera .... digital compositor
Michael Kory .... 3D animator
Keiko Koyama .... digital effects coordinator: Digiscope
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor: Digiscope
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Rebecca Marie .... art director: Hammerhead Productions
Rebecca Marie .... compositor: Hammerhead Productions
Fumi Mashimo .... animator
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist
Kenneth Nakada .... matte artist: Illusion Arts
Lori J. Nelson .... visual effects producer: post production
Patrick Phillips .... visual effects
Janet Quen .... digital effects compositor
Jim Rygiel .... digital effects
Theresa Ellis Rygiel .... digital artist (as Theresa Ellis)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... motion control technician
Mary Stuart-Welch .... visual effects producer: Digiscope
Andy Tamandl .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Bill Taylor .... visual effects: Illusion Arts
Mike Wassel .... visual effects supervisor
Hilda Saffari .... assistant visual effects editor (uncredited)
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunt player (as Tsoyoshi Abe)
Laura Albert .... stunt player
Kenny Alexander .... stunt player
Kenny Bates .... stunt player (as Ken Bates)
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt player
Jacob Chambers .... stunt player
Steven Chambers .... stunt player (as Steve Chambers)
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunt player
James Clark .... stunt player
Johnny D'Mara .... stunts (as Johnny O'Mara)
Eddy Donno .... stunt player (as Eddy Dono)
Annie Ellis .... stunt player
Kenny Endoso .... stunt player
Debbie Evans .... principal stunt player
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt player
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunt player (as Bobby Foxworthy)
Gary Guercio .... stunt player
James M. Halty .... stunt player (as Jimmy Halty)
Thomas Robinson Harper .... principal stunt player
Steve Holladay .... stunt player
Norman Howell .... stunt player
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt player (as Tom Huff)
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt player (as Kevin Jackson)
Matt Johnston .... principal stunt player
Mike Justus .... principal stunt player
Henry Kingi .... stunt player (as Henry Kingi Sr.)
Joel Kramer .... stunt player
Shawn Lane .... stunt player
Samuel Le .... stunt player (as Xuyen 'Sam' Valdivia)
Troy Lee .... stunt player
Oakley Lehman .... stunt player
Dustin Meier .... stunt player
John Meier .... stunt player (as John C. Meier)
Bennie Moore .... stunt player
Chrisie Paola .... stunt player (as Christine Paola)
Manny Perry .... stunt player
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunt player
Charlie Picerni .... stunt player (as Charles Picerni Sr.)
Steve Picerni .... stunt player
Tim Rigby .... stunt player
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt player
Robby Robinson .... stunt player (as Robbie Robinson)
Mic Rodgers .... stunt coordinator
Danny Rogers .... stunt player
Michael Runyard .... principal stunt player
Amy Rydell .... stunt player
Kevin Scott .... stunt player (as Kevin C. Scott)
Ron Stein .... stunt player
Tim Trella .... principal stunt player
Christopher J. Tuck .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Chris Tuck)
Dirk Vahle .... stunt player
Danny Wynands .... principal stunt player
Dick Ziker .... stunt player
Mitchell Dean .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Doc Duhame .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
Debbie Evans .... stunt driving double: Michelle Rodriguez (uncredited)
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt double: Ja Rule (uncredited)
Lance Gilbert .... stunt double: Paul Walker (uncredited)
Gene Hartline .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... truck action (uncredited)
Shawn Lane .... motorcycle stunts (uncredited)
Oakley Lehman .... stunt double: Paul Walker (uncredited)
Rudyard Moncayo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Stephen Pisani .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Gary Robert .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Robinson .... stunt double: Vin Diesel (uncredited)
Travis Rosario .... scooter stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Scott .... stunts: truck driver (uncredited)
Tim Trella .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tim Trella .... stunt driving double: Vin Diesel, final race scene (uncredited)
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunt driving double: Paul Walker, final race scene (uncredited)
Danny Wynands .... stunt double: Vin Diesel (uncredited)
Jason Ybarra .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rich Artman .... grip
Gary A. Beaird .... grip (as Gary 'Bullet' Beaird Jr.)
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Lisa Bonaccorso .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Bonnaud .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Bonnin .... libra head technician
Malcolm Brown Jr. .... camera operator
Kyle Carden .... grip
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip
Rafael 'Rafa' Castro .... video assistant operator: second unit
Joseph V. Cicio .... camera operator: second unit
Loren Corl .... key grip: second unit
John Crimins .... electrician: second unit
Donald D. Davidson .... electrician
David E. Diano .... camera operator: second unit
Bruce Dickson .... camera operator
David Golia .... additional camera operator
Oscar Gomez .... best boy rigging grip
Rick Grover .... grip
Pål Bugge Haagenrud .... additional camera operator (as Paul Haagenrud)
Scott Hammer .... key video assist operator
Loren Hillebrand .... dolly grip: second unit
Mark Hyde .... grip: second unit
Oscar Inzunza .... best boy electric
Jimi Johnson .... video assistant: second unit
Lawrence Karman .... camera operator
April Kelley .... camera loader
Jamie Lagerhausen .... best boy grip: second unit
Al Lieberman .... key rigging grip
Dave Lujan .... electrician
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera, second unit
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Bill Marti .... first assistant camera: additional unit
Timothy McCrary .... lighting technician
Darin Moran .... additional assistant camera
Luis Moreno .... electrician
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
James M. Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
Pat O'Mara .... unit grip
Tod Olivieri .... electrician
Dino Parks .... gaffer: second unit
Kevin C. Potter .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Presley .... video assist operator: second unit
Maricella Ramirez .... assistant camera
David Richert .... assistant camera
Cary Sachs .... rigging electrician
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician
Jim Shelton .... key grip
Conrad Sigurdson .... rigging electrician
Mike Simko .... grip
Antonio Soriano .... gaffer: second unit
Adam Sudtell .... grip
Jonathan Taylor .... director of photography: second unit
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator
James Andrew Turpin .... set lighting rigging best boy
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional camera operator
Michael D. Weldon .... assistant camera
Peter Yauri .... grip
Andy Young .... rigging grip
Dan Zarlengo .... key rigging gaffer
Poncho Aguilar .... gaffer (uncredited)
Michael J. Walker .... additional camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Animation Department
Joel Merritt .... animator
Casting Department
Stacie Goodman .... casting associate
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francine Lecoultre .... textile artist
Lawrence Quon .... set costumer
Garet Reilly .... costume supervisor
Irena Stepic .... set costumer
Christi Work .... key costumer
Gregory B. Peña .... key costumer: second unit (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brett Carroll .... first assistant editor
Pamela Choules .... visual effects editor
Andy Cohen .... assistant editor
Peter Ettinger .... assistant editor
Jonathan Lucas .... first assistant editor
Steve Moe .... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson Duerrstein)
Staci Pontius .... assistant editor
Dallas Puett .... additional editor (as Dallas S. Puett)
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Gary Jones .... music supervisor
Dave Jordan .... music consultant
Randy Miller .... conductor
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Transportation Department
John Characky .... driver
Bernice Culbertson .... transportation office coordinator
Fred Culbertson .... transportation captain
John Feinblatt .... picture car coordinator
Roland Fullajtar .... transportation (P.Walker's driver)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Scotty Goudreau .... driver
Don Haggerty .... driver
Philip Henderson .... driver: water truck
Kevin Hudis .... driver: car hauler
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation
William P. Lafon .... driver: base camp generator
Craig Lietzke .... transportation captain
Dennis Marchant .... picture car mechanic/fabricator
David Marder .... transportation coordinator
William R. Peck .... driver
Ken Farnell .... driver (uncredited)
Dana Swartout .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Alyssa Ailleo .... office production assistant
Alex Apple .... key assistant location manager
Gary Bechtel .... key assistant location manager
Lisa Blackwell .... production assistant
Sherrie Bradshaw .... assistant production accountant
Kevin A. Canamar .... medic: second unit
Cory Cate .... production assistant
Mike Currie .... set production assistant
Chic Daniel .... police technical advisor
Claudia Eastman .... location manager: second unit
Leann Emmert .... assistant location manager
Louis Farah .... set medic
Nicholas Fitzgerald .... production assistant (as Nicholas S. Fitzgerald)
Brian Floyd .... production assistant
Susan Gee .... production financing
Colleen Gibbons .... assistant location manager
Karen Gilchrist .... production assistant (as Karen Johnson)
Steven Hacker .... production assistant
Josh Hernandez .... production assistant
Ryan Hintz .... post-production accountant
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Jody Hummer .... location manager
Pamela Jaeckle .... production coordinator
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service (as Michael Kehoe)
Rachel Kerns .... production assistant (as Rachel Fecchio)
Timber Kislan .... payroll accountant
Gary Kurashige .... on-set medic
Brandon Lambdin .... set production assistant
Robert Lane .... assistant accountant
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Amanda Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Moritz (as Amanda Cohen)
Craig Lieberman .... technical advisor
Efrain Lomeli .... production coordinator: Mexico
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... on-set production assistant: Mexico
Geeta Patel .... associate writer
Michelle Purple .... assistant: Mr. Cohen (as Michelle Glass)
Kristin Randall .... assistant: Mr. Claybourne
Betty Riggs .... assistant production coordinator
Betty Riggs .... production secretary
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Lucas Solomon .... video/computer graphics
Rhys Summerhayes .... set production assistant
Mark Swenson .... assistant production coordinator
Vicki Thornton .... production coordinator
Ken Twohy .... production assistant: second unit
Paul Walker III .... firearms consultant
Gabrielle Wallack .... production coordinator: second unit
Heather Wusterbarth .... set production assistant
H. Leah Amir .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Mark Chambers .... production safety (uncredited)
Robert Fabra .... production assistant (uncredited)
Angie Popko .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mollie Stallman .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Kirstin Winkler .... assistant to Vin Diesel (uncredited)
alexander Borukhov .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Fast and Furious" - Israel (English title) (imdb display title)
"Wild Speed" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 | Greece:K-13 | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:14 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 | Italy:T | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38053)

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Cameo: [Neal H. Moritz]driver of the black Ferrari.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Edwin is looking at Brian's car before the first race, he is heard to say, "He's got enough NOS in there to blow himself up, period," but he appears to be saying something else.See more »
Dispatcher:[First line]
[On phone]
Dispatcher:Just packed up a real money load and it's comin' your way. Look for "Rodgers" on the side of the truck. Don't forget my share of the deal.
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59 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
There's something about Vin, 25 June 2001
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

Every summer a film comes around that takes everyone by surprise. Last year it was Scary Movie and I'm sure in 1977 it was a film like Star Wars and then in 1981 it was Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now I am not saying that The Fast and the Furious is in the same class as Raiders and Star Wars, just that it surprised everyone on the same level. F&F is short on plot and dialogue and even some of the acting is lame, but what it is oozes is testosterone. It pumps your blood, increases your adrenaline and attacks you with fast cars, sexy women and that one invariable that I think it has going for it... Vin Diesel. There is just something about the guy, something that you really can't put your finger on, but he just has it. Maybe it is charisma, maybe it is charm, maybe it is just that he resembles some of the action heroes from the 80's with his chiseled triceps and his slabs of pecs. Maybe it is all those things and maybe it is none of those things, all I know is that F&F is exactly what I had hoped it would be and nothing more. This is the summer movie that I have been waiting for. It's not that the films that have been out so far aren't that great because some of them are, it's just that this is the one that epitomises what summer as a teen ager is all about. It is no wonder that exit polls for this film were around 65-70% under the age of 21. And maybe that is why I enjoyed it so much. I am pushing 30 but isn't it cool to lose yourself in a film that reminds you what it was like to be in highschool. And isn't it cool to watch street racers break 140 miles an hour wile they shoot NOS through their vehicles? Well isn't it?

F&F doesn't contain any machinations similar to a film like Mission Impossible and it doesn't dazzle us with special effects of impending doom like Armageddon did, but it takes us into a world where people live life "a quarter of a mile at a time."

Vin Diesel plays Dominic Toretto, a massive, bald mechanic that owns a garage but street races on the side to make some extra cash. Paul Walker ( The Skulls, Varsity Blues) plays Brian Spindler. He is a cop that has infiltrated the street gang to find out who is highjacking trucks and stealing all their merchandise. There are about four rival street gangs in L.A. and one of them is pulling this off. He has to figure out which one. Of course along the way he seduced by the life, but that is not what we really care about. All we want to see is lots of racing, a few crashes, some fights and some sex. F&F doesn't disappoint. If what you have seen in the trailers of the film excites and entices you, then you know exactly what you're in for. This is not going to win any Oscars for anything but what it will do is entertain you. It will expedite you for 90 minutes into a world where Honda's are souped up to look like Dragons and junkyard scraps are rebuilt from scratch to be better than they were before, better, stronger and faster. If this film appealed to you in the commercial, it will appeal to you on the screen.

And of course there is Vin Diesel. He first made a name for himself in Saving Private Ryan where he played Capparrzo. Then he jumped onto the scene with his excellent and grandiose turn as Riddick in Pitch Black. I think this is the film that got him noticed because no one had even heard of him before this. Then he did Boiler Room and he showed a different side to him. But F&F is all muscle and sheer bravado. I think Vin is going to do great things in the years to come. He is not a nobody anymore. This film will take care of that. And face it, isn't it cool to see the genesis of a new action hero?

8 out of 10- The ultimate summer rush!

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