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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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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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$85,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$155,022,220 (USA) (26 June 2009)
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Released the same year as The Final Destination (2009), the fourth film in another series, whose title is also almost identical to the tile of the first film, omitting any number or subtitle. Coincidentally the second, third and fifth films of both series have also been released in the same years. See more »

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Agent Penning says with regard to Arturo Braga that "he's moved more heroin across the border than Escobar did in 10 years." This references the notorious Colombian drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar, who rose to power in the 1980s. However, Escobar and his Medellin cartel primarily trafficked in cocaine, not heroin as Penning's quote would imply. See more »

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[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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Written by Rye Rye (as R. Berrain), Maya Arulpragasam (as M.I.A.), C. Smith
Performed by Rye Rye featuring Maya Arulpragasam (as M.I.A.)
Courtesy of N.E.E.T./Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Furiously Dangerous
15 February 2013 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This might bring the audience a lot of questions about the return of the characters Brian O'Connor and specially Han Seoul-Oh after the events in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Fast & Furious is the sequel to the previous films 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), followed by The Fast And The Furious (2001) and the prequel to The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).

What that made this Fast & Furious to be a better sequel than the 2003 film 2 Fast 2 Furious is that all the original casts return in this one. Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O'Connor, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto and Michelle Rodriguez as Leticia ''Letty'' Ortiz. The film also introduces new characters Fenix (Laz Alonso), Omar (Don Omar), Leo Tego (Tego Calderon), Cara Mirtha (Mirtha Michelle) and Campos (John Ortiz). Sung Kang who played Han Seoul-Oh in Tokyo Drift has also made a special appearance. We can briefly say that this is the direct sequel to the 2001 film. It begins from where it ended.

The film focuses mostly on swag, sex appeal, action, hunt and most importantly on the American Muscle cars. Why the film holds my attention is because the film promises on what is says in it's title: Fast & Furious. It's definitely more fast and more furious than the original one.

It has passed 8 years since the last time Vin Diesel portrayed the character Dominic Toretto. He has pumped up his body and fits perfectly to be the legend of street racing. Paul Walker who portrayed Brian O'Connor is still phenomenal as he has always been in the previous Fast & Furious films. Laz Alonso and John Ortiz have lived up in their roles.

Overall this is a perfect Saturday-night movie. If you want to see the classics in action then Fast & Furious is definitely the one you do not want to miss!


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