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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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Cast

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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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

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:

$207,284,863
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rob Cohen's original casting choices were Mario Lopez as Dominick, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Brian, and Dustin Diamond as Jesse. However, studio execs feared that the reteaming of the Saved by the Bell (1989) co-stars would confuse audiences. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Chad Lindberg were eventually cast in the roles. See more »

Goofs

Right after the first race when Brian loses his car, Dom says "Granny shiftin' and not double clutching like you should." Double clutching takes precious time to do, time that you do not have during a drag race especially in a Mitsubishi Eclipse. The only time to double clutch that car would be in a road course race to save the brakes coming in fast into a corner. See more »

Quotes

Dom: [getting out of his ruined car] That's not what I had in mind.
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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

Featured in The Fast and the Furious: Quarter Mile at a Time (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Race Against Time Part 2
Written by Ja Rule (as J. Atkins), Irv Gotti (as I. Lorenzo), Robert Mays (as R. Mays)
Performed by Durrell 'Tank' Babbs featuring Ja Rule
Tank appears courtesy of Blackground Entertainment
Ja Rule appears courtesy of Def Jam/Murder Inc. Records
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It truly is Fast and Furious
9 September 2006 | by celtic_girl1990See all my reviews

What makes this film so great? One of the many questions you find asking yourself as soon as you pick up the DVD or Video of this film. Well firstly before you dare to watch this film you must be one of these three types of people to be able to sit and watch this film (in my opinion) 1)A person who knows fast cars, 2)A person who likes to see these cars, and 3)A person who knows why you race them.

If you aren't one of these people and just want to watch Vin and Paul in action then I'm afraid to tell you that you won't do this film any justice (although they are great in this film). I believe that the character that Vin plays was made for him and so was Pauls' character. Vin already has the style, the mood of Dominic Tretto (we have seen this in XXX) i personally couldn't have picked a better actor for the job for no one could pull it off like what Vin does. As for Paul i think it's great that they have used a so-called "tall, lean, blonde pretty-boy" for the part of Brian O'Conner because it brings out the fact that he is an under-cover cop. He's new in the field, it's his first mission and therefore he needs to look it too. We see his character evolve in the second film, which is also truly brilliant. So from me i think that the film should be at least rated at a 7 or 8 out of 10 even though the story does seem to drag on for awhile it is still a pretty good film and i hope you will agree. So from me watch this film and enjoy it too.


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