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.


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

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Trivia

This is not the first film Justin Lin has worked on with both Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson. Justin Lin directed Annapolis (2006), which also starred Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. See more »

Goofs

Reyes has no reason to open his safe the first time we see it. He asks whether all of his money is in his safe as if he wasn't present when the money was previously deposited off-screen. He's supposed to be the only one able to open his safe. See more »

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[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

The credits begin with cg race between Brian and Dom. 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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Referenced in NCIS: New Orleans: The Last Mile (2018) See more »

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Han Drifting
Written by Mike Truman, Chris Healings, Charlotte Truman (as Charlotte James)
Performed by Hybrid
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So far the best and most entertaining of this series.
28 June 2013 | by tmm_8705See all my reviews

This is the film that single-handedly got me to give the rest of the series a shot, for better or worse. It's a nice change of pace from the previous films where it abandons the street race angle (how far could you have taken that anyway?) and goes into the direction of a heist action flick with cars. Dwayne Johnson is a great addition and really adds to the series embracing the goofiness of its premise. So yeah, still the best this franchise had, and that's kind of rare for a franchise on its fifth film. The action for the most part is really handled well and a lot of fun to watch. The cast as an ensemble are very charismatic which no doubt makes it more fun for audiences to see a cast that has so much diversity and it's not done with generic stereotypes but just a bunch of people with a common interest. Overall a very entertaining action flick.


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Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Fast & Furious 2 See more »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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