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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you have what it takes... You can have it ALL! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

There were more than sixty Japanese vehicles in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jesse first pops the hood of the green Eclipse before the first race, you can clearly tell it's a non-turbo eclipse. The car has a non turbo 420-a motor; not a turbo 4G63T. Also if the Eclipse was truly a 10 second car, it would visibly have a front mount inter-cooler which it never has in the movie. See more »

Quotes

[after Johnny Tran is arrested]
Agent Bilkins: DVD players were purchased legally. All we've got on Tran and his boys are some low-rent weapons charges and some outstanding speeding tickets.
Sgt. Tanner: So, they're out.
Agent Bilkins: Father bailed them out. Is this the kind of intelligence I can except from you, O'Connor?
Brian: What, you're gonna pin this on me?
Agent Bilkins: Hey, I can pin this on whoever I want to. Perks of the job.
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Crazy Credits

The credits whiz by horizontally instead of scrolling vertically. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in The Office: Turf War (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Life (Remix)
Written by Faith Evans, Rasheem Kilo Pugh (as Rasheem Pugh), Tamy Smith (as Tamy Lester Smith), August Moon, Tyrone Thomas
Performed by Faith Evans, Ja Rule, Vita and Caddillac Tah
Faith Evans appears courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment
Ja Rule appears courtesy of Murder Inc./Def Jam Records
Vita and Caddillac Tah appear courtesy of Murder Inc. Records
Contains a sample from "Seven Minutes Of Funk"
Performed by The Whole Darn Family
Courtesy of Amherst Records, Inc.
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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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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:

$207,301,509
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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