Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
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 loyalties really lie. Written by
Toward the beginning of the movie, Brian is pulled over by an unmarked black police car, a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria. When the stop is first being made, the Crown Victoria is a modified one that does not have a front grille with a blue Ford Oval on it. As Paul gets out of his car, the Crown Victoria is an unmodified one, with the grille and Ford oval on the front. So between shots, the police car changes. See more »
Wait, hold up, hold up. Look at this snowman right here, man
[walks over to Brian]
Sweet ride! Whatcha runnin' under there, man?
You're gonna make me find out the hard way?
You're brave! You're brave! They call me Hector. Gotta last name too, but I can't pronounce it
[shakes Hectors hand]
Typical white boy name, know what I mean?
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The credits whiz by horizontally instead of scrolling vertically. See more »
Written by Ja Rule (as J. Atkins), Irv Gotti (as I. Lorenzo), R. Wilson, O. Miller
Performed by Ja Rule featuring Vita and 01
Ja Rule appears courtesy of Def Jam/Murder Inc. Records
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Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) wants to join the family of the head of California street racing (Vin Diesel)...but why?
The plot is comic book level; the dialogue is very VERY bad...but who really cares? This is a throwback of those dumb 1970s drive-in movies...it's for people who like loud, fast films filled with mindless action, attractive women, cars...and nothing else. I didn't like the film. It was too loud, too silly and way too long for a dumb action flick. What saves it is some truly incredible action sequences (the "hijacking" sequence towards the end was unbelievable), some very nice, innovative direction, a cast that manages to be good despite the script and a very good performance by Vin Diesel. This was supposed to be Walker's breakthrough film but Diesel steals it away. Also it looks kind of silly to have tall, lean, pretty boy Walker against tall, muscular, severe-looking Diesel.
See it for the action and Diesel. During the slow spots admire the cars or the women.
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