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
Only two domestics are ever driven by the principal cast: Dom and his '70 Charger, and Brian's Racer's Edge Ford Lightning parts truck. Dom also drives a '70 Chevelle SS in the post credits scene. See more »
In Brian's first race, after Dominic speeds forward and his Eclipse is starting to swerve, the white car behind him doesn't seem to try to avoid hitting Brian's car, but is shown in the next shot of Dom and the other two racers crossing the finish line. See more »
The credits whiz by horizontally instead of scrolling vertically. See more »
As shown on the DVD, director Rob Cohen and editor Peter Honess had to trim down the scene where Dom character is hijacking the truck towards the end of the film to secure a PG-13 rating. The trims made to avoid an R rating were the shots of Vince's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed. See more »
An action movie with a some-what plot, hot babes, fast cars, great action and a meet-expectations.
The Fast and the Furious is probably the first movie to get me into cars while at the same time enjoying myself without having to worry about a plot.
Paul Walker plays Brian O'Conner, a hot shot police officer, who goes undercover as a car junkie Brian Spilner to see if a local street racer/mechanic by the name of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diseal) has anything to do with hijacking a bunch of cargo from DVD's, TV's, entertainment sets, and so forth while at the same time falling head over heels for Dominic's sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). Brian comes so close while at the same time gaining trust to the target (Dominic) itself where it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out.
The film itself has the best action sequences involving street racing and high octane action where despite a so-so plot to follow, or one that's been seen before (such as Point Break), you don't have to worry about a thing. It's just pure fun.
The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez (S.W.A.T.) as Dominic's girlfriend, Letty; Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs) as Sgt. Tanner, and singer Ja Rule in a small cameo as a contestant against Dominic.
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