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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'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

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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

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Live life 1/4 mile at a time See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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22 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Racer X  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,089,015 (USA) (22 June 2001)

Gross:

$144,512,310 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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Trivia

Dominic's RX-7 originally had a roll cage. It was removed to accommodate Vin Diesel's physique. See more »

Goofs

During the race wars, when Jesse is up against Johnny Tran, we see Johnny Tran pull up in his car next to him and he is clearly wearing a buttoned up black shirt. However, once the ref lifts his hands and waves the signal to go, the next shot of Tran in the car and after the race shows him in a black tank top. See more »

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Jesse: These are the additions, this is the basic layout of the car, and this is what it could look like when it's done. Red, green, whatever.
Brian: Hey man, you should be going to MIT or something.
Jesse: No man, I got that attention disorder.
Brian: Oh, A.D.D.?
Jesse: Yes, that shit.
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In the end credits, the main players have their names listed next to a sketch of their cars. Both the sketches and names are the same colors as the cars. See more »

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No brains, but this simple movie deserves a look.
2 July 2001 | by (Toronto, Ont. Canada) – See all my reviews

FAST AND THE FURIOUS does not try to be something it is not. Therefore, it surprises me to no end that I will say that FURIOUS is a decent movie. For dialogue, everything is one-lined crazy nonsense. Most characters are ultimately cruel to everyone and each other. Some lame brained antics are done. But it all works out. FAST AND THE FURIOUS is definitely for these times and shows all aspects of the real world and who survives in it through cars and the people that drive them.

After losing his job to Dominic Toretto, an untouchable to some, Brian sets out to win his respect by putting his car on the line against the speed demon. Meanwhile, the cops are desperately seeking the perpetrators of several truck hijackings and believe Toretto is the man behind it.

With a built of guilt in me, I am proud of saying that FURIOUS was impressive in its execution. The editing was top notch, the camera work well laid out and some surprising acting from a script made of cardboard. There was not much you could do with FURIOUS, but then it starts to feature more on the engines than the cars themselves. It also never forgets the story. FAST AND THE FURIOUS smokes the competition in its genre, if only for the moment.


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