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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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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:

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,533,925, 4 November 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,283,925, 4 November 2001
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Mia was written for Eliza Dushku, but she turned it down. See more »

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When Dom is trying to rescue Vince from the truck, you can see a stuntman's arms driving the car in a few of the rear shots due to the long sleeve black shirt he is wearing compared to the short sleeve white shirt that Dom is wearing. See more »

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Brian: So what's your best time?
Dom: I've never driven her...
Brian: Why not?
Dom: She scares the shit out of me.
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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 »

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Eight deleted scenes appear on the DVD's special features section. See more »

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A perfect 10...
13 April 2013 | by Shevy1103See all my reviews

I just saw it for the thousand time, and it's still as good as the first time I saw it. Rob Cohen is a pure genius, he truly is. These movies are magnificently awesome and I'm going to tell you why. No Spoiler alerts I promise.

Let's start with the basics. The script and plot is close to perfection. Everything from Action, comedic feuds, deceit, romance and amazing surprises. It has a little of everything and a lot of the rest.

The characters' difference is brilliant. The background of them is hidden beneath the surface of someone completely different. They're just amazingly entertaining. They're personalities is even better. I can't say anything else because I'm out of words; speechless.

The action scenes are incredible for a movie like this. I won't say to much about them though, but if you haven't seen it yet, do so. The first scene when you see how good Brian drives is good and when you see the spark he has, and how his driving improves throughout the movie; nice, very nice.

The turning point is pretty good too, but you'll have to find it yourself because I am not going to spoil your movie-experience. The twists in the movie are good, and there is more than one as well. Everyone has secrets, and the secrets are what make this movie just as good as it is. Without the secrets the movie wouldn't be worth watching.

OK, let's talk about the acting. First, Mark Vincent (or as you may know; Vin Diesel), I'm a big fan for a reason. There's never anything to say on his acting, so I won't even get into how amazingly amazing he is. So, the rest of them, I am a little iffy on their names so I am just going to call them by their character names. Brian, or the guy who played his role in the movie did a great job and so did Mia and Vince. There wasn't any bad acting in the movie, only good acting and some awesome acting.

The mix of secrecy, trust and romance is pretty damn good. I'm running out of adjectives. So I'll just try and wrap this up and give you my concluding opinion and rating of this movie.

This movie is definitely worth watching. I really and truly recommend you to watch this movie and its following movies. They are worth watching, ask anyone who've seen them they'll tell you the same. Personally I think it's great and awesome and so does my pal here who watched it with me an hour or so ago. For my rating, based on everything I wrote and didn't write, I give it 10 out of 10 stars. Why? I couldn't find anything negative about it and since I still enjoy watching after all these times I've already seen it it's probably worthy of a perfect 10.

Rating: 10/10

Thanks for reading my review. Good night, Bon soir, guten nacth, god natt y Buenos noches. Peace & Love God Bless

  • J.J.Shevy


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