2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Poster


Orange Julius's RX-7 was originally one of the cars that doubled as Dominic Toretto's red RX-7 in the first film.
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The first car you see Paul Walker drive in the movie, is in fact his own racing car in real life. He has a love for street racing. Also he personally handpicked all of the racing cars in the movie.
Universal Studios had two different scripts commissioned. The first script featured Vin Diesel's character while the second script did not in case he decided not to return.
While this movie was filming on one side of Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne, Bad Boys II (2003) was filming scenes on the other side of the park.
When Brian wins the first race, he powerslides toward the crowd. Paul Walker actually performed this stunt himself, among many other in this film and the prequel, as he is a big fan of street race and a good driver.
To keep the feel of the movie interesting, Director John Singleton often encouraged the actors to improvise during filming. Many of the humorous moments on screen are ad libbed.
The complex used as Verone's mansion was formerly owned by Sylvester Stallone.
Rap artist Redman was seriously considered for the character of Tej. But due to schedule conflicts, the part was given to Ludacris.
The part where the Corvette crashes into the Mustang on the freeway was not planned. Yet the stuntman walked away unscathed. Some parts of the ending were not scripted either, so the actors just improvised.
Before the first race there is a deep-focus shot of three of the drivers in their cars turning one by one to look at Brian. The slightly unnatural motion of the head and eye movements of the actors reveals that this shot is running in reverse. As actually filmed, the action begins with Brian and then moves down the line of actors, finishing with Suki.
The cars Brain 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).
The electrical device used by the police throughout the film to disable the cars is non-existent in reality. It was just made up by the creators of the film to add more excitement.
The rear wing on Brian O'Conner's Nissan Skyline was made entirely of carbon fiber and cost $2000.
Most of the cars were heavily reinforced with roll cages for the bridge jump. However, the roll cage would have been all too obvious in the convertible S2000. So, the stunt crew rigged up a remote control version for the jump with a dummy in the driver's seat.
So much neon lighting was used in the cars that a technical specialist whose expertise was in shooting neon on film was kept on set at all times.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII driven by Paul Walker is not available in the USA, the cars used were actually current US models, modified to look like the Evo VII. All mods done by EP Industries in El Segundo, CA.
Brian O'Conner's Nissan Skyline sustained a ruptured oil pan and severe damage on all four rims from the bridge jump, but in a matter of hours, the car was in good running condition with the parts replaced.
The Yellow Dodge Viper driven by one of the goons was the first of the new shape "production" Dodge Vipers, Universal pictures got hold of the first four of these cars to use for filming on the understanding that none of them would be damaged, this is why we don't see it crash in the actual film.
The Saleen Mustang that crashes in the highway scene is not an actual Saleen Mustang. It is a V6 Mustang modified with a Saleen body kit.
The license plate of Rome's Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder reads "H8ter".
The scene near the end of the movie where the blue car is driven onto the boat was filmed at Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne. A new fishing pier was built by the movie crew to provide the ramp and a car was prepared with the engine and all fuel and brake lines removed and the vehicle steam cleaned so no oil or gas would pollute Biscayne Bay. The plan was to film the shot several times but the first one went so well that the additional takes were cancelled.
The heliport scenes were shot on the roof of the Miami Herald.
Before production of the film began, Devon Aoki did not have a driver's license or any driving experience.
Most of the cars license plates say "Year One" on them.
The yellow Dodge Vipers loaned to the production team were originally colored red. They were repainted red before they were returned.
The Fast and Furious and X-Men franchises have often released the same installments of a franchise in the same year. X2 and 2 Fast 2 Furious were both released in 2003, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift were both released in 2006, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Fast and Furious were both released in 2009, X-Men: First Class and Fast Five were both released in 2011 and The Wolverine and Fast and Furious 6 were released in 2013. Furious 7 was set to be released in 2014, the same year as X-Men: Days of Future Past, however it then was pushed to 2015 after Paul Walker's death.
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Early drafts of the script featured a scene where Brian played a game of pick up basketball with Roman's cousins Flip and Samuel. Flip was to be played by rapper Faboulos and Samuel was was to be played by Alonzo Mouring.
Ja Rule was in negotiations for the film, but turned it down to pursue other film projects. His reason for turning down the role was he wanted the role of Roman Pearce and not a secondary role.
The opening street race zooms past the American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA's Miami Heat, located on Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida.
Slap Jack's Toyota Supra was modified from the remaining copies of the orange Supra driven by Brian O'Conner in the first film. To make the car stand out from the rest, the production team designed a lexan panel on the center of the hood that made the engine visible while letting hot air out at the same time. To save the production staff thousands of dollars, the engine of the "hero" car (unit used mainly for photography, not for stunts) was photographed and sent to a local printing press in Miami, FL, where the image was blown up to actual size. The engine pictures were placed directly below the lexan panels of the stunt cars.
Rosa Blasi was considered for the role of Monica Fuentes.
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Suki's car was a Honda S2000 with a custom pink paint scheme.
The Liz-Stick Red Saleen that was parked in front of Verone's was bought by a collector and is now parked in Farmington, New Mexico.
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Jeff Celentano was once rumored to direct the film.
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Neal H. Moritz:  the producer appears as one of the swerving cops.
Michael Thomas Dunn:  the indie filmmaker makes an appearance as a street racer in the warehouse scene (driving a modified PT Cruiser).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The only movie in the Fast and Furious franchise where Vin Diesel does not appear.
This is only one out of the four Fast And The Furious movies to have no major character deaths.
The first draft of the script actually had the character of Markham, being in cahoots with Carter Verone the entire time.

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