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Fast & Furious (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 April 2009 (USA)
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Brian O'Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.



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Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel. Written by Universal Studios

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New Model. Original Parts.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fast & Furious 4  »

Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,950,500 (USA) (3 April 2009)


$155,022,220 (USA) (26 June 2009)

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Due to Universal Pictures moving the release date up from June 12 to April 3rd, composer Brian Tyler only had three days to record the orchestral score. See more »


In the beginning scene after Dom asks Letty to jump, you can see that the truck driver jumps from the driver side to the side of the road. In the very next shot, the truck is on its correct lane, so it wouldn't be possible for the driver to jump that far. See more »


[first lines]
Dominic Toretto: [on a walkie-talkie] All right, we're good to go.
Dominic Toretto: [to Letty] You got this?
Letty: You bet your ass, bubba. Let's make some money!
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Crank Up The Testosterone
19 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of these 107-minute testosterone movies guys crave every once in awhile, some more than others. Being a somewhat-old guy, I don't look as these as often anymore but every once in awhile it's fun to kick back and just watch fast cars, loose women, wild action and fairly-brainless film.

There isn't much of a plot but my guess is people who are fans of this film series don't care. Just give us the above - muscle cars, macho men, sexy babes and a few great chase scenes - and that's all that is asked. I thought the best scene was the first one, a chase down mountain in the Dominican Republic. That was like a James Bond opening scene: a real attention-getter.

After that, you get the normal F&F material, which glamorizes things that shouldn't be (racing through crowded streets, etc.) but also has the "good" guys going to capture a drug lord from Mexico.....and a lot of punks along the way. They all sneer and have a lot of tattoos.

I've only seen this one and the first in the series but from what I read here, I've seen the two best of the four Fast & Furious films. Vin Diesel helps make them a notch above the others, I suspect. He's always interesting as "Dom Toretto" and his character is the most credible.

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