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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  6 June 2003 (USA)
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Brian O'Conner and childhood friend Roman Pearce are re-united by the FBI to bring down a Miami drug exporter in exchange for clear records.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Pearce (as Tyrese)
Tej (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Enrique (as Matt Gallini)


EX LAPD cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) teams up with his ex-con friend Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and works with undercover U.S. Customs Service agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) to bring Miami-based drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) down. Written by slightlymad22

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for street racing, violence, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fast and the Furious 2  »

Box Office


$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,472,480 (USA) (6 June 2003)


$204,052 (Hong Kong) (10 October 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cars Brian races against at the beginning are the same models that won the major races in The Fast and the Furious (2001) and they reach the bridge in reverse order of their appearance in the first movie. The stunt crew actually reused some of the stunt cars from the original (they were, of course, modified to resemble the cars in the sequel). See more »


When Rome and Brian are going to the impound lot, Brian breaks the gate to the entrance. You can see the front of his car receiving damage, but when they stop and get out of their cars, Brian's car has no damage at all. See more »


[first lines]
Tej: Yo, Jimmy, man, give me the status. Tell me we good.
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Crazy Credits

The main ending credits (cast and main crew) are accompanied by a cgi movie featuring the main cars from the film racing through a city at night. See more »


Followed by Furious Seven (2015) See more »


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Written by Darryl McDaniels (as Darryl Matthew McDaniels), Joseph Simmons (as Joseph Ward Simmons)
Performed by Run-D.M.C.
Courtesy of Profile Records/Arista Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

More fun than the first film but just as dumb and hollow
29 June 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having been kicked off the force for letting Toretto escape, Brian O'Conner lives in Miami and has continued his street racing ways. After one such race he is caught by the police and offered immunity from his outstanding charges if he helps the police by infiltrating the gang of a major drug dealer. Using an agent already undercover with Verone, O'Conner enlists the help of old buddy Roman Pearce and they get jobs as drivers for a movement of money that Verone will supervise personally.

Having just watched the first film on dvd I was hesitant about going to see the sequel. However the reason I watched the dvd in the first place was so that I could get into the sequel, so I decided to do it anyway. Plot wise the film retreads old ground but with a bigger spin on it. In an effort to make the film different enough not to just be a copy, the action has now moved the Miami and revolves around a big drug lord. In terms of logic it is thinner than the first film and a lot of it doesn't make a lot of sense - eg does Verone get personally involved with all his hired help? He is short with his bodyguards who have likely worked for him for years so why so hands-on with O'Conner? Stuff like this (illogical touches that are needed to move the story on) made a weak premise that much weaker.

Despite the dumb retread (which was to be expected) the action is actually a lot better. Instead of the races being straight line races here they are exaggerated to be a lot more involved and interesting. When you look at it, it really does come down to just a big car chase movie but some of the scenes are well done and better than the first film. In some of the early scenes the use of CGI effects are weak and look little like the real cars, but happily this is just this race and they are only fleeting glimpses. The action scenes represent the whole film in that they are designed to be fleeting and wholly to please the eye without a care for substance. Another example of this is the most likely reason that Miami was chosen for a location - girls in bikinis! This film has liberal scatterings of gorgeous women wearing very little in the background of most every scene - it feels a little exploitative but it's hard to level that accusation at this film without feeling like I'm missing the whole point!

The cast are all pretty poor. Most of the performances of the men is simply macho-posturing clichés developed into just about enough dialogue to drive the film along. At times all this macho rubbish comes very close to being homo-erotic! Witness O'Conner and Roman wrestling when they first meet - tell me there's not something in that. In case you think I'm being silly, imagine the same scene if it had been two women rolling together, you know that every man in the audience would have perked up! So it's not that different with the genders exchanged. Another flaw is that everyone talks in this street lingo that is forced in most cases - only Ludacris really manages to pull it off, most of the cast just sound like someone's Dad trying to be cool! This street stuff is spread to the extras as well - in the crowd scenes at the opening race, everyone has been told to swagger and grab their crotches and snap their fingers in the air etc. Singleton probably told them to be `more urban' but the end effect is that a crowd of people all posing etc just looks ridiculous while a conversation is going on!

Walker is OK but he is quite bland - the street lingo (`cuz' etc) doesn't suit him although he does have a reasonable presence. Tyrese is a good addition although he too is a big cliché from start to finish. Mendes is quite sexy and good looking and had the most interesting role in that we were supposed to know if she had `gone native' or not. However this idea isn't taken further than having one of the characters suggesting it which is a shame because it would have made for more tension and drama existing in the plot. Given that gorgeous women fill the cast and extras I failed to see why they had cast Aoki. I'm sure many will find her attractive but I must admit to failing to see it myself - I thought the posse of girls that worked with her character were all better looking. At the start I assumed that it was because she was there for her acting skills - after her first two lines of dialogue I knew that wasn't the case as she is wooden and weak. Ludicris is OK and has fun but Hauser is a real poor villain and never gets above the level of a `join the dots' cliché.

Overall I felt that this film let loose and enjoyed itself more than the first film had and as such made for more entertaining viewing. The speed scenes are much improved from the first film but sadly all the weaknesses have been carried over as well - silly plotting, poor characters, bad dialogue and wooden, clichéd acting. Just about worth watching but by no means a film that I would call `good'.

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