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Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 29 April 2011 (USA)
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Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Director:

Justin Lin

Writers:

Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Dominic Toretto
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Conner
Jordana Brewster ... Mia
Tyrese Gibson ... Roman
Ludacris ... Tej (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Matt Schulze ... Vince
Sung Kang ... Han
Gal Gadot ... Gisele
Tego Calderon ... Leo
Don Omar ... Santos
Joaquim de Almeida ... Reyes
Dwayne Johnson ... Hobbs
Elsa Pataky ... Elena
Michael Irby ... Zizi
Fernando Chien ... Wilkes (as Fernando F. Chien)
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Storyline

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. Written by Universal Pictures

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Feel the Speed. Feel the Rush.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Vin Diesel and Elsa Pataky share a birthday. However, Diesel is 9 years older. See more »

Goofs

Most of the actors that spoke Brazilian Portuguese, in fact they have a Spanish accent and they don't speak a natural Brazilian accent See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judge: Dominic Toretto. You are hereby sentenced to server 25 years to life at the Lompoc Maximum Security Prison system, without the possibility of early parole.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the credits roll, Agent Fuentes (Eva Mendes) comes in with a file to Hobbs' office. He asks if the file contains news on Dom and says he is not interested when she says it doesn't. She informs him he should be very interested, and asks if he believes in ghosts as she shows him a picture of Letty, alive. See more »

Alternate Versions

The extended cut is a minute longer with slight more graphic violence with the following additions:
  • After Hobbs' team shootout with Zizi's gang, he asks whether all is clear while they are aiming guns at Neves.
  • Tej admits that the safe they're going after is the hardest to crack and they need another duplicate safe to practice.
  • The crew talks about breaking into the safe and how to transport the money. Brian founds out that there's an adjoining wall to the toilet room. Roman and Han, tasked to transport the money says of a possible solution : a ventilation shaft that leads straight into the garage so they can transport the money from the shaft into the transport cars.
  • Hobbs' and Dominic's brawl is slightly longer: Hobbs lands a cracking elbow check on Dom's back and Dom punches Hobbs in the ribs. Then another hard headbutt and a punch at Hobbs' face. When Hobbs hit back, there's another punch at Dom before Hobbs spins around for another lunge. Finally, when Hobbs is down on the floor, there's another punch from Dom.
  • When rescuing Hobbs' team who are being ambushed by Reyes's men, Dominic fires two more shots at Reyes's men while Hobb's is still lying on the ground
  • Instead of a black screen, the start of the end credits has a warning on stunts shouldn't be imitated at home.
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Soundtracks

Million Dollar Race
featuring "Popozuda Rock N' Roll"
Written by Edu K (as Eduardo Martins Dornelles), Mike Truman, Christopher Healings (as Chris Healings), Charlotte Truman (as Charlotte James)
Performed by Edu K and Hybrid
"Popozuda Rock N' Roll"
Courtesy of Man Recordings
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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The first sequel in the series that's actually worth your dollar
1 May 2011 | by blackmambamarkSee all my reviews

Sure the original was something fresh, new, and somewhat original. But the sequels have been anything but. Yeah i know it's high octane fun, but you can say the same thing about Michael Bay films. Am i saying that these sequels are as bad as Michael Bay films? No, but each one offers nothing new, well, unless you count drifting, and that isn't saying a lot. Hopefull this new installment can bring something fresh to the table.

I never thought i would say this, but i actually enjoyed this movie. I went in with low expectations, and came out pretty damn satisfied. Sure the movie had a lot of the same moving parts, but what really made this one stand out is how it actually changed the pace of how they normally do things.

First, they didn't have a damn drag race every 10 minutes. In fact, they barely had any. Which really is a genius idea, because when the time did come to have an awesome driving sequence, you were begging for it. Finally, someone with brains stepped into this movie and said let's save all of our bullets and unleash them in the end.

So with a series that relies heavily on their driving sequences and less on their script, how do you keep your audience entertained? Well, the first step is to incorporate another major actor, enter The Rock. Next, you really need to buff up your script. Okay, here is where it gets both good and bad. It's good because the movie takes a ton of it's credit from the "Ocean 11" films. Yeah, it's stealing an idea, but it injecting more action into it, which is pretty cool. But the reason why i say it's also bad, is because it's still packed with bad cheesy one-liners, poor acting, and some really tarnished plot outlines. But does that take anything away from the fun.......not really.

Bottom Line, okay people, here is your first action movie worth seeing this year. No, i am not one of those people who hold these 'Fast and Furious' films on a high pedestal. Not since the first one have i given anything over a decent review. But i can say with confidence that this one is actually worth your hard earned dollar. Sure it's slightly cheesy, packed with impossible action, and sure it steals some plot outlines from other films, but i like i said earlier, it's still fun to watch. So with that being said, the question remains.....is this the best one in the series? I still say no, but this movie comes damn close. Closer that any of the other ones, thats for damn sure. On a time line, this should have followed up the original


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Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast & Furious 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Rice, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,198,765, 1 May 2011

Gross USA:

$209,837,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$626,137,675
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2.39 : 1
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