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The Fast and the Furious (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 22 June 2001 (USA)
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Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writers:

Ken Li (magazine article "Racer X"), Gary Scott Thompson (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Conner
Vin Diesel ... Dominic Toretto
Michelle Rodriguez ... Letty
Jordana Brewster ... Mia Toretto
Rick Yune ... Johnny Tran
Chad Lindberg ... Jesse
Johnny Strong ... Leon
Matt Schulze ... Vince
Ted Levine ... Sgt. Tanner
Ja Rule ... Edwin
Vyto Ruginis ... Harry
Thom Barry ... Agent Bilkins
Stanton Rutledge ... Muse
Noel Gugliemi ... Hector (as Noel Guglielmi)
R.J. de Vera ... Danny Yamato (as R.J. De Vera)
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Storyline

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. Written by rball4042; Car7

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Taglines:

Racing back to theaters (15th Anniversary Re-release) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The car Leon drives is a Nissan Skyline R33, which is not available in the United States and must be imported straight from Japan. See more »

Goofs

In one aerial shot after the first race when the police are driving onto the street, you can see police cars waiting for their cues on the side streets. They have their parking lights on at first and then turn on their lights and light bars when they begin driving into the racer traffic. See more »

Quotes

Vince: Why don't you try Fat Burger from now on? You can get yourself a cheese and fries for 2.95, faggot!
Brian: I like the tuna here.
Vince: Bullshit asshole, no one likes the tuna here!
Brian: Yeah well I do.
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Crazy Credits

On some prints, after the credits, there is a brief epilogue showing Dominic's fate. He is shown, driving alone in a red Chevelle with black racing stripes, on a desolate road by the coast in Baja, Mexico. He narrates about his life 'I live my life quarter a mile at a time ...'. See more »

Alternate Versions

During its original theatrical release, the early scene of Paul Walker pulling up to the coffee shop was scored to Crazytown's "Butterfly." The song was changed for the film's DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hot in Cleveland: Fast and Furious (2013) See more »

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Atrevido
Written by Nicolas Nocchi (as Nicolas Vincent Nocchi), Roldán González (as Roldan Gonzalez Rivero), Ruzzo Medina (as Hiram Riveri Medina), Yotuel Romero (as Yotuel Omar Romero Manzaneras)
Performed by Orishas
Courtesy of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets and Courtesy of Sunco Records J.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The beginning of it all
18 January 2013 | by Maniac-9See all my reviews

This is the movie that created a brand new mega movie franchise. Generally when there's movie franchises they make movies in the form of trilogies. But later this year when Fast and the Furious 6 comes out it'll be the sixth movie in the series which shows the level of box office appeal the series has to be able to pump out an average of 1 movie every two years is quite impressive. The only other series doing that kind of productivity with different directors on basically a once every 2 year rate is the James Bond series.

Vin Diesel who outside of his other series Riddick movies generally puts out mediocre to bad performances was basically made to play the role of Dominic Torretto. Same goes for Paul Walker, normally when I see he's going to be in a movie I don't bother watching it. But somehow when these 2 guys get together in a movie about driving fast cars with hot girls it turns into a guilty pleasure.


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Racer X See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,089,015, 24 June 2001

Gross USA:

$144,533,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,301,667
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2.39 : 1
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