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Fast & Furious (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 3 April 2009 (USA)
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Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.


Justin Lin


Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Dominic Toretto
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Conner
Jordana Brewster ... Mia
Michelle Rodriguez ... Letty
John Ortiz ... Campos
Laz Alonso ... Fenix
Gal Gadot ... Gisele
Jack Conley ... Penning
Shea Whigham ... Stasiak
Liza Lapira ... Trinh
Sung Kang ... Han
Tego Calderon ... Tego
Don Omar ... Don Omar
Mirtha Michelle ... Cara
Greg Cipes ... Dwight


Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel. Written by Universal Studios

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


New Model. Original Parts.


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


At the golf driving range scene when Braga tells the prospective drivers "Good drivers are a dime a dozen. Man, every corner's got a chingadera tuner racing for pinks...", Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker's character) briefly smiles as he remembered racing Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) for pink slips in The Fast and The Furious (2001). See more »


Fast & Furious takes place 5 years after The Fast and the Furious. Assuming the first took place in the same time period it was made (2001), then this installment would take place circa 2006. Brian driving a 2009 Subaru STI is therefore impossible. See more »


[first lines]
Dominic Toretto: [on a walkie-talkie] All right, we're good to go.
Dominic Toretto: [to Letty] You got this?
Letty: You bet your ass, papa. Let's make some money!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits shows, an animated version of the beginning of Dominic's escape from Jail. See more »

Alternate Versions

After initially being awarded a 15 rating, the distributors chose to make one cut for the UK theatrical release. The sight of a man having his head slammed into a marble wall, as well as the removal of the follow-on shot of his broken and bloodied nose, was edited in order to attain a 12A category. This pre-cut version was released on both the UK DVD and Blu-ray. See more »


References Nowhere to Run (1993) See more »


Raising Hell
Written by Joseph Simmons (as Joseph Ward Simmons), Darryl McDaniels (as Darryl Matthews McDaniels)
Performed by Run-D.M.C. (as Run D.M.C.)
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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one of the better entries in the franchise
7 April 2015 | by Tyson14See all my reviews

Fast and Furious is, in my opinion one of the high points of the Fast franchise. I could enjoy The Fast and the Furious for what it was. 2 Fast 2 Furious I could not really get into despite the awesome races. Fast and Furious is where I started to like and get into the franchise. There are many reasons for why this is.

I find the characters to be much better this time around. Vin Diesel's character, Dom toretto, is back with a vengeance. Him being back, and his character arc in this is one of the main reasons I like this film more than the previous ones. At the start of the film he leaves his gang because the police are gunning for him. He then gets a call from his sister saying Letty (Michelle Rodriguez's character) has been killed. Now Toretto is on a revenge mission to kill the person who killed Letty.(in fast and furious 6 we find out she isn't though.) This makes it more of a personal story for the characters, especially Toretto, which I like. I am also a fan of revenge stories, which made me enjoy this more.

I like Paul Walker's character, Brian o Connor, more here than any of the previous films. He seems more mature and professional here. In this film he has been reinstated as an FBI agent. I still do not really buy him as an FBI agent; he does come off as more professional and less of a punk in this movie. Jordana Brewster, from the first film, comes back as Mia, who is Brian's love interest. I thought she was fine, but she is not given much to do. The other characters are not much. Han Lu form Tokyo Drift returns here, as well as Letty. However, they only show-up in the beginning and then disappear from the movie. This story is really about Brian and Toretto.

The villain is also very lazy. The Fast films have never had strong villains, but I find this one particularly weak. The villain in this movie along with the villain in the first film is probably my least favourite villains of these movies.

The races are still fun to watch. The races here are probably some of my favourite of the franchise. Although there is some very obvious CGI used in some of the races and car chases which might take you out. There was CGI used in the previous films as well, but here it is particularly noticeable. The CG did irk me, but it did not ruin the action.

Overall, Fast and Furious is my second favourite Fast film so far. I definitely like it more than the films before it. I like the darker tone, as well as Vin Diesel and his character arc. The races were also good despite the noticeable CGI. For those who are fans of this franchise give this a look if you have not already.

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3 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,950,500, 5 April 2009

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