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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
"Furious 6" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  24 May 2013 (USA)
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Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

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Storyline

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. Written by Universal Pictures

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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24 May 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,375,245 (USA) (24 May 2013)

Gross:

$238,673,370 (USA) (30 August 2013)
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Trivia

An early leaked version of the Superbowl TV spot showed the title "Furious 6" as the title of the film. The later released teaser poster and TV spot showed the final title of the film. Justin Lin clarified that Universal Studios made the decision to promote the film as "Fast & Furious 6" but the official title is "Furious 6". See more »

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During the chase with the tank, the same Toyota Corrolla can be seen in a few different shots throughout the scene. It's not possible for it to be in all those places at the same time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nunn: Señor O'Conner, Señor O'Conner, hurry, come! Come! This way! This way!
Elena: It's all right, I've got it.
Elena: [to Brian] It's okay, you're just in time.
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Dominic Toretto: Because I'll be there to kick your ass if you ain't. Get in there.
Elena: Go.
Dominic Toretto: Brian. Remember, the second you go through those doors, everything changes. Our old life is done.
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Crazy Credits

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True Fiction
Written by Douglas G. Simpson, Kareem Knight
Performed by Euphon
Courtesy of InDigi Music and Ironhorse Music Group, LLC
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Movin' on up!
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While most franchises lose their steam with each succeeding sequel, the Fast and the Furious franchise is that rare exception where its later films breathe in new life into the series. Once a franchise about car racing, "Fast Five" took an unexpected turn as a bank heist thriller in the vein of Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's 11," a welcomed change as seen by its huge box office earnings and critical success. Now, "Furious 6" is neither about car racing nor bank heists, but rather a terrorist threat with obvious inspirations from "The Dark Knight." Like "Fast Five," the results are immensely satisfying and undeniably entertaining.

The key to the franchise's upward turn in quality is due to director Justin Lin. He is a skilled action director, and many filmmakers can learn a few things or two from him: The action sequences are impressive, engaging, comprehensible, and well-shot, with practical effects to boot. There is a sense of danger, verve, and life in these scenes rarely found in other films, despite how over-the-top and ridiculous they may be; and yes, they often drift into gratify-defying territory. While I usually don't react out loudly when watching a film, this film had me gasping, jaw dropping, laughing, and applauding, sometimes all at once!

Another ingredient to the film's success is the chemistry between the cast members. We have grown to love these characters over the course of the series that one cannot help but cheer on for them. In particular, Tyrese Gibson and Ludicrous have such a terrific rapport with each other that they provide some of the film's biggest laughs and memorable one-liners. Additionally, Luke Evans is definitely a step up above the previous film's antagonist, and Gina Carano provides some great ass-kicking moments, although not much performance-wise. On another note, I want to mention how refreshing it is to see minority actors fill these roles. Certainly, the film's use of a diverse ensemble cast should be commended. As for the story, it's nothing special, but I dare you not to act surprised when several plot twists are revealed; I did so more than I would like to admit.

If there's one thing to learn about this franchise, it's that some change can be a good thing. While the later sequels do focus away from the car racing, they still featured cars, which helped retain old fans while bringing in new ones. "Furious 6" is terrific entertainment, and judging by yet another dazzling cliffhanger and the audience's reaction, "Fast & Furious 7" will be an amazing finale for the series. Unfortunately, Justin Lin won't be back around for the last installment, but someone please get this man to direct every and all upcoming action flicks.


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