The Fast and the Furious (2001)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 46 mins

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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 loyalties really lie.
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Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

Crew: Rob L Cohen (Director), Ericson Core (Director of Photography)

Rating: M (Australia), 15 (South Korea)

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Dates: 22 Jun 2001 (India)

Tagline: If you have what it takes... You can have it ALL!

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as Brian O'Conner
as Dominic Toretto
as Ted Gassner
as Jesse
as Leon
as Mia Toretto
as Vince
as Ferrari Driver
as Lance Nguyen
as Johnny Tran
as Sgt. Tanner
as Agent Bilkins
as Harry


First Assistant Director
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Executive Producer
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Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Foley Artist


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Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

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Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist
Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Coordinator

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Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
If you have what it takes... You can have it ALL!
If loyalties must be broken, If the lines must be crossed, do it fast, do it Furious
When the sun goes down, Another world comes to life
Live life 1/4 mile at a time
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Fast & Furious 7 (Bengali)
Followed by: Fast Five (English)
Followed by: Fast & Furious 6 (English)
Followed by: Fast & Furious 7 (English)
Followed by: Fast & Furious 9 (English)
Featured in: Fast & Furious 6 (English)
Audio/Video Mismatch
Whenever Brian is driving the eclipse after the police chase, you can hear the car shifting but Brian's hand remains on the steering wheel.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When the agents are debating whether Mia is clouding the opinion of Brian, the dialogue is, "Hey, I don't blame you. I get off on her surveillance photos too." But he is clearly dubbed over saying, "Hey, I don't blame you. I beat off to her surveillance photos too.

Audio/Video Mismatch
Close-up shot of Charger's engine throttle, the sound of the engine revs up and down doesn't match the throttle positions.

Character Error
When Brian shows up with the junk yard Supra Jesse is somewhat surprised to see a 2JZ engine in the car, he has no reason to since it was the only engine available in that generation Supra.

Character Error
Dom says, "That's my dad. He was coming up in the pro-stock circuit. Last race of the season, he was coming into the final turn..." Pro-Stock is drag (straight-line) racing. It was his dad, he was there, he ought to know what Pro-Stock is.

Character Error
When Brian is following Mia into the bedroom at Dom's house after the first street race, Mia hits her left elbow on the top of a dresser. She pretends it didn't happen and continues her lines.

The floor of the passenger side of Brian's car comes off in the first race yet Dom doesn't seem to need to be wary of this missing floor when he rides with Brian later that night.

When Jesse gets ready to race at race wars, we see the Honda S2000 standing next to him. Then Brian asks Jesse who he's racing, and we see the Honda S2000 arriving for the second time.

When the Supra is chasing the dirt bikes it switches from clean to very dirty many times between shots.

Crew/Equipment Visible
As the Charger is flying through the air towards the end of the movie, the stuntman and his helmet are visible for a few seconds.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When the racers are on their way to the first race, there is an aerial shot of above the street, and in the right side of the screen a lighting tower is visibly illuminating the street.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Just before the final race between Dom and Brian, as the view comes up to Dom, the camera, and camera man (wearing a red shirt) are reflected in the Charger's side-view mirror.
Neither Michelle Rodriguez nor Jordana Brewster had driver's licenses or even learner's permits before production of the film.

Vin Diesel accidentally broke a stuntman's nose.

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Eminem were all considered for the part of Brian O'Connor before Paul Walker was cast.

Over 1,500 cars were at the Race Wars.

Natalie Portman, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Bijou Phillips and Jessica Biel auditioned for the role of Mia.

Paul Walker and Matt Schulze carefully choreographed the fight scene outside the grocery store, but when it came time to shoot, it didn't feel right. In the end they just improvised.

During the Race Wars, real race cars with their real drivers came to participate in the huge scene.

Film-makers asked owners of houses in backgrounds to re-paint their houses with more muted colors to show off the colorful cars.

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

There are over 15,000 individual sound effects in the first street race.

There were more than 60 Japanese vehicles in this movie.

Working titles for the movie included "Racer X", "Redline" and "Race Wars".

The only film in which O'Connor does not pilot a Nissan Skyline. Although a Skyline does appear during the four way drag race where O'Connor tries to ingratiate himself to Toretto's team.

The role of Mia was written for Eliza Dushku, but she turned it down.

At the house party, Dom says to Brian, "You can have any beer you want, as long as it's a Corona." This is a reference to automobile innovator Henry Ford. Although he probably never said, "You can have any color you want, as long as it's black," and although the Model T to which he was supposedly referring was made in several colors (including a couple of shades of green and red as well as gray, blue, and several others), the phrase has long been attributed to him.