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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'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brian O'Conner
... Dominic Toretto
... Letty
... Mia Toretto
... Johnny Tran
... Jesse
... Leon
... Vince
... Sgt. Tanner
... Edwin
... Harry
... Agent Bilkins
... Muse
... Hector (as Noel Guglielmi)
... 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:

If loyalties must be broken, If the lines must be crossed, do it fast, do it Furious See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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22 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Racer X  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,089,015, 24 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,533,925, 4 November 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,283,925, 4 November 2001
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Close-up shot of Charger's engine throttle, the sound of the engine revs up and down doesn't match the throttle positions. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Tanner: Are you going native on me, Brian?
Muse: I think the sister's clouding his judgement.
Brian: What was that?
Muse: Hey, I don't blame you. I get off on her surveillance photos too.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, the main players have their names listed next to a sketch of their cars. Both the sketches and names are the same colors as the cars. See more »


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Written by Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Nate Dogg (as Nathaniel Hale),
Jazze Pha (as Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander)
Performed by Ludacris
Courtesy of Def Jam Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's more than just an action movie.
24 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Far from being superficial pulp, this movie has a complex plot. Vin Diesel's performance is tremendous; his screen presence is dominating. He succeeds in carrying the movie. Although the movie contains lots of glitz, it also tells a story that deals with themes such as loyalty and betrayal. The rest of the cast is excellent too, especially Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker. Michelle Rodriguez is as usual wonderful. It would be easy to dismiss this movie as being little more than a live action cartoon, but the movie really is full of surprises. It has several intensely dramatic scenes, some of the most incredible car chase scenes, and some deeply esoteric verbal exchanges fraught with emotion. Whether it's Vin Diesel pouting or Paul Walker being heroic, the results are same: nonstop action, intense dialog, and interesting characters, all of which together produce great entertainment. It's more than just about automobiles.


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