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The stunt involving the flatbed truck slamming into the moving train was filmed practically, without the use of miniatures or CGI. The collision nearly derailed the train, as can clearly be seen.
The role of Hobbs was originally envisioned for Tommy Lee Jones. According to Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson was brought into Fast Five, because of a fan suggestion from a girl named Jan Kelly, who said she would love to see the two work together on screen.
Vince's right arm, which can be seen in the train heist, has scarring. This is because of the truck heist attempted in the first Fast and Furious, in which Vince's arm is cut by a metal wire.
Because of the negative reaction from car enthusiasts regarding the use of CGI backgrounds and locations, Justin Lin insisted "Fast Five" has a limited use of it, to focus more on practical effects.
When Tej, Roman, and Han are sitting around a coffee table, each discussing his plans for his share the money, there is a bottle of Conjure Cognac on the table. Conjure is co owned by Ludacris who plays Tej Parker in the film.
Gal Gadot's character name (Gisele) was never mentioned in the entire film.
The building where Herman Reyes' office is, actually, the Headquarters of Banco Central do Brasil (Central Bank of Brazil).
The first "Fast and Furious" film with a 2-hour running time.
The place where Roman Pearce is seen for the first time in the movie, was supposed to be Rio de Janeiro International Airport, but the place where the scene was shot is, in fact, the sidewalk of the Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art).
Rio's Police squad has never used Dodge Chargers or any of the other models shown in the movie. In fact, by the time the movie was shot, the cars that the Rio de Janeiro Police really used in law enforcement were the Volkswagen Golf (known in Mexico as Volkswagen Pointer), Chevrolet S10, Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Astra Sedan (known as Saturn Astra in U.S.), Renault Logan (known in Europe as Dacia Logan), Renault Mégane and Renault Sandero (known in Europe as Dacia Sandero).
The first "Fast and Furious" film to be released in IMAX.
Hobbs and his team are looking at a traffic cam picture of Dom's car. They can't make out the faces of the occupants because their faces are covered. Hobbs says to use FRS (Facial Recognition Software). The occupants' photos pop up and show that they are "Dominic Toretto" and "Han Seoul-Oh" (Han Solo). Maybe Han's other vehicle is the Millennium Falcon. Hobbs also says that they can change their names but not their faces, so maybe this is an alias.
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. The link picked up again in 2017, with the release of Logan and The Fate of the Furious.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson were considered to play Hellboy before Ron Perlman got the part.
Prior to this film's release in April, 2011, the fake news outlet "The Onion" held an interview with the movie's fake screenwriter, a five year old boy. The interview lampooned nearly all elements of the film, from its simplistic plot, to the over-reliance on special effects, and the quality of the acting. When asked how many more sequels are in the works for the franchise, the young screenwriter replied "six hundred."
Released on the tenth anniversary of The Fast & The Furious (2001).
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At the conclusion of the train robbery, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel drive a Corvette Stingray off a cliff beside a bridge and jump off it before it lands in the river below. This is similar to the opening stunt Vin Diesel performs in the opening of xXx (2002), where he jumps a stolen Corvette off a bridge into the canyon and river below, this time with a parachute, before it crashes
In the August 2011 issue of Mopar Action, it's revealed, that several of the '70's Chargers, in fact were equipped with small block Chevy engines. The "hero car" for close ups, did have a Hemi. Albeit, a Gen 1 392 and not the venerable, widely known and assumed 426 Gen 2 Hemi.
This is not the first film Justin Lin has worked on with both Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson. Justin Lin directed Annapolis (2006), which also starred Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster.
Vin Diesel and Elsa Pataky share a birthday. However, Diesel is 9 years older.
In 2010, it was incorrectly reported that Charisma Carpenter would have a role.
Ludacris's friend, Jeremy Piven in RocknRolla (2008), is named 'Roman'. He also played alongside Tyrese Gibson in Fast Five (2011), whose character was named 'Roman'.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

During an on-set interview for Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Michelle Rodriguez revealed that she didn't know about the "twist ending" to Fast Five (with Letty's "security cam" photo landing on Hobbs' desk) until she actually saw it herself in theaters.
Eva Mendes makes a cameo appearance in the post credits scene as Agent Monica Fuentes.
Upon their arrival in Rio, Brian and Mia drive a KPGC10 Nissan Skyline GT-R, the first to wear the GT-R badge. At the end of the movie, Brian is shown in a R35 Nissan GT-R, the latest Nissan car to wear the GT-R Badge.
Featured cars include: Opening scene: Acura NSX, 1970 Dodge Charger, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Train scene: Ford GT40, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S, Custom Truck. US Marshall vehicles: Armet Gurkha F5. Misc. Crew vehicles: Ford Galaxie 500 XL, Ducati Streetfighter. Misc. Race/Course vehicles: Porsche 911 Carrera, Subaru Impreza WRX Sti, Nissan 370z. Police cruisers: Dodge Chargers. Final Chase: Dodge Charger SRT-8. Epilogue: Dodge Challenger SRT-8, Nissan GT-R, Lexus LFA, Koenigsegg CCXR.
When Hobbs opens the safe on the bridge, on the inside of the safe's door is a manufacturers badge which identifies the manufacturer as "Zuverlässige Tresor GmbH", which is German for "Reliable Safe, Inc."
Hobbs and his team are looking at a traffic cam picture of Dom's car. They can't make out the faces of the occupants because their faces are covered. Hobbs says to use FRS (Facial Recognition Software). In reality, FRS cannot ID partially covered faces, not to mention fully covered faces.

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