Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

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Director: Rob Cohen

Cast: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

     
 

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A magazine article about real-life car racing gangs for Vibe becomes this fast-paced automotive thriller from director Rob Cohen. Paul Walker stars as Brian O'Conner, a youthful FBI agent investigating a series of hijackings by going undercover with a street gang led by charismatic Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Caught up in Toretto's world of gang conflict that is…  See more details below

Overview

A magazine article about real-life car racing gangs for Vibe becomes this fast-paced automotive thriller from director Rob Cohen. Paul Walker stars as Brian O'Conner, a youthful FBI agent investigating a series of hijackings by going undercover with a street gang led by charismatic Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Caught up in Toretto's world of gang conflict that is resolved in late-night car races, Spindler starts to sympathize with his chief suspect and falls in love with Toretto's younger sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). In the meantime, Spindler initially suspects the wrong gang of complicity in the crimes he's probing, while Toretto remains involved in a forbidden romance, à la Romeo and Juliet, with his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). The Fast and the Furious co-stars Ted Levine, Rick Yune, and Matt Schulze.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This supercharged melodrama was the year’s undisputed sleeper hit for good reason. Edgy and stylish, The Fast and the Furious goes beyond the extremely limited parameters of youth-oriented action films and very nearly attains the mythic quality associated with the rugged westerns of John Ford and Howard Hawks. Teen-movie hunk Paul Walker, in his first leading role, plays a hotshot driver who joins a cultlike coterie of Los Angeles street racers and becomes the protégé of local legend Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel), whose posse rules the ‘hood. Their sleek, souped-up cars are fueled as much with testosterone as with gasoline, and violent clashes with rival gangs account for the film’s non-racing action highlights. Rob Cohen, who previously directed Walker in The Skulls, deliberately and effectively contrasts the brash and enigmatic novice with his unsavory mentor, a thoroughgoing hoodlum who adheres rigidly to his own peculiar code of honor. With his shaved head, muscular physique, and deep bass voice, Diesel is quickly becoming the most imposing screen presence of his generation. He imbues Torreto with charisma to spare. With the less complex part, Walker displays a heretofore unsuspected star quality, and Jordana Brewster shines as Diesel’s loyal sister. Occasionally improbable to the point of absurdity, The Fast and the Furious nonetheless succeeds in achieving a sort of surreal authenticity that makes it not only believable but genuinely gripping. The Collectors Edition DVD offers a commentary by Cohen in addition to deleted scenes, a making-of documentary, a montage of visual effects used to enhance the first racing sequence, an interactive segment showing the same car stunt from eight different angles, a featurette on the film's editing, storyboard-to-film comparisons, and several music videos
Barnes & Noble
"It delivers what it promises to deliver, and knows that a chase scene is supposed to be about something more than special effects." -- Roger Ebert,
All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
If not for its pulse-pounding last act, The Fast and the Furious might be little more than a cheeky, intentionally corny street-racing movie in the vein of '50s and '60s exploitation flicks. But what a finale: Director Rob Cohen lines up not one but three chase scenes, one after another, with only the basest of dialogue and a modicum of exposition needed to set up the fun. Cohen is not above using digital effects to enhance a scene -- even throwing in a point-of-view shot of gasoline being injected into a turbocharger -- but they never get in the way of the unadulterated, metal-on-asphalt stunts. Better yet, he wisely knows when to turn down the score and let the grunts and growls of the machines (and their respective owners) heighten the tension of a particular sequence. For their part, the actors do their best to duck and dodge the script's worst lines, which are so simplistic they occasionally threaten to break into song. The normally irrepressible Vin Diesel seems somewhat damped down here, but even still, he has no problem wresting the picture away from its ostensible lead, Paul Walker. Chosen apparently for his resemblance to Steve McQueen (he even gets his very own Ali MacGraw-like love interest, Jordana Brewster), Walker has the most venerable of exploitationer roles, that of the outsider investigating a "dangerous" subculture. And also in keeping with exploitationer tradition, he's the least interesting thing in the movie.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
It delivers what it promises to deliver, and knows that a chase scene is supposed to be about something more than special effects.
Hollywood Reporter
Has B-movie grit, with sexy young actors, even sexier cars and the smarts to realize a teen movie will only work if you empathize with its characters. Kirk Honeycutt

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2013
UPC:
0025192205316
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

The Making of The Fast And The Furious; Feature commentary with director Rob Cohen; "Racer X" the article that inspired the movie; Deleted scenes; Multiple camera angle stunt sequence; Movie magic interactive special effects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Walker Brian O'Conner
Vin Diesel Dominic Toretto
Michelle Rodriguez Letty
Jordana Brewster Mia Toretto
Rick Yune Johnny Tran
Chad Lindberg Jesse
Johnny Strong Leon
Matt Schulze Vincent
Ted Levine Sgt. Tanner
Ja Rule Edwin
Thom Barry Agent Bilkins
Vyto Ruginis Harry

Technical Credits
Rob Cohen Director
David Ayer Screenwriter
Maria Baker Set Decoration/Design
Creighton Bellinger Associate Producer
Erik Bergquist Screenwriter
Felipe Borrero Sound/Sound Designer
BT Score Composer
Doug Claybourne Executive Producer
Ericson Core Cinematographer
Florence Fellman Set Decoration/Design
Sanja Milkovic Hays Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Honess Editor
Gary Jones Musical Direction/Supervision
Waldemar Kalinowski Production Designer
Kevin Kavanaugh Art Director
Ronna Kress Casting
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Jay Nierenberg Sound/Sound Designer
George Parra Asst. Director
John Pogue Executive Producer
John Pohue Executive Producer
Bruce Stambler Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Scott Thompson Original Story,Screenwriter
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Fast and the Furious
1. Chapter 1 [:22]
2. Chapter 2 [2:35]
3. Chapter 3 [:59]
4. Chapter 4 [1:33]
5. Chapter 5 [:56]
6. Chapter 6 [1:00]
7. Chapter 7 [:59]
8. Chapter 8 [1:49]
9. Chapter 9 [:03]
10. Chapter 10 [:26]
11. Chapter 11 [:18]
12. Chapter 12 [1:19]
13. Chapter 13 [:11]
14. Chapter 14 [:26]
15. Chapter 15 [1:28]
16. Chapter 16 [:37]
17. Chapter 17 [1:39]
18. Chapter 18 [1:34]
19. Chapter 19 [3:18]
20. Chapter 20 [4:59]
21. Chapter 21 [1:59]
22. Chapter 22 [1:10]
23. Chapter 23 [:09]
24. Chapter 24 [3:53]
25. Chapter 25 [:49]
26. Chapter 26 [:02]
27. Chapter 27 [:55]
28. Chapter 28 [2:26]
29. Chapter 29 [:02]
30. Chapter 30 [:39]
31. Chapter 31 [:39]
32. Chapter 32 [:33]
33. Chapter 33 [1:30]
34. Chapter 34 [1:40]
35. Chapter 35 [1:43]
36. Chapter 36 [:59]
37. Chapter 37 [1:12]
38. Chapter 38 [6:59]
39. Chapter 39 [1:13]
40. Chapter 40 [:04]
41. Chapter 41 [:32]
42. Chapter 42 [2:40]
43. Chapter 43 [:02]
44. Chapter 44 [1:42]
45. Chapter 45 [1:14]
46. Chapter 46 [:06]
47. Chapter 47 [:04]
48. Chapter 48 [2:21]
49. Chapter 49 [2:41]
50. Chapter 50 [:46]
51. Chapter 51 [1:09]
52. Chapter 52 [:19]
53. Chapter 53 [:15]
54. Chapter 54 [2:37]
55. Chapter 55 [:02]
56. Chapter 56 [3:19]
57. Chapter 57 [:47]
58. Chapter 58 [4:32]
59. Chapter 59 [1:48]
60. Chapter 60 [6:58]
61. Chapter 61 [:29]
62. Chapter 62 [4:58]
63. Chapter 63 [1:37]
64. Chapter 64 [1:06]
65. Chapter 65 [:21]
66. Chapter 66 [:02]
67. Chapter 67 [1:49]
68. Chapter 68 [:03]
69. Chapter 69 [1:30]
70. Chapter 70 [4:49]
71. Chapter 71 [:32]
72. Chapter 72 [:05]

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The Fast and the Furious 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both Paul Walker and Vin Diesel bring this world of street racing into the mainstream. I myself enjoy racing my car proving that street racing is not only for men! I love the entire movie- I know the lines by heart! And the cars are fascinating...the charger(which I have the exact replica of), the supra, the eclipse, the jetta, ....all of them are great! ''It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning''
Kuroi-Bara More than 1 year ago
Love this movie! I love the cast. the stunts, and especially the cars! Fantastic! A definite must see!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a really good thrilling action film, then this is the dvd for you! its got everything, its has the best car crashes and stunts you will ever see. I cant stress enough how exciting and off your seat amazment this film makes for the audience.if you dont own a copy then you are missing out! buy it now! and enjoy a masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this movie the cars are awesome and the women are even hotter so u like hot cars and hot women this is your movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie rocked in the theater..now you can shake the walls at home on DVD and your home theater. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Fast and the Furious is an exhilarating off your seat thriller. If you are the kind of person who likes fast cars then you will love this movie. It stars the major hotties Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Brian Spindler (Paul Walker) is an FBI agent who goes undercover to discover who is behind a number of truck hi-jackings. During his investigation, he is befriended by big shot street racer Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). You will be on the edge of your seat as the story unfolds in this exciting story of guts, glory, and most of all pride.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that the Fast and the Furious was a well acted and directed movie! I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, it had me sayin what were they gonna do next! See this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a great movie everyone should see
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy it. That's all there is to it, it's a great movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie had Fast suped up cars that street raced. The film makers also did a good job showing you what it look like going at top speeds in a car.I recommend anyone that hasnt seen it to see it. Trust me u will want to buy this awsome movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title reflects the very nature of the film. It involves the inner feelings and life style of people on the side of the law and how those feeliings can be changed by the very people that you are sworn to bring to justice. It also gives you an in depth view of the international street recing scene with the new muscle cars of the 21st century!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best action movie of all time and not just the best action movie of all time the best of the best of movies! got to see it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. I am so into cars and I'm the only girl in a group of all guys that are obsessed with cars like in this movie. This movie is awesome and it's like a rollar coaster ride!!!! Best movie I have even seen. Not only does the cars kick butt, but the point and plot of the movie is unthinkable!! Can't wait till it gets released!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is incredible. Fast heart pumping action and excitement from start to finish. After the movie, it gave me an all night, ''RUSH'' Must see, must own
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie I have ever seen! All these people say it is for guys but I am a girl and I love it!The actors are great and the plot is good and fun to watch. Everyone should see it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie rocks . If you like fast cars and never ending action you need to see this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw fast and the furious in the theaters and it was so incredible. if you are a fan of tricked out imports, like i am, this movie gets you going! i cant wait till i can get it on DVD
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw this movie in the theater and enjoyed it alot. this is a great movie if you enjoy fast and awesome cars combined with great actors / actresses. this is a must see
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is awesome. Totally amazing- for real. I couldnt believe the cars in it- there so tricked out. Makes you wanna leave the movie and go race. The actors are awesome... its all around good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This piece was the best blockbuster hit of summer 2001!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie will keep you entertained and make you want more! I saw it twice in the theaters and I am going to buy it so I can watch it over and over again. Vin Diesel does an excellent job in this film. A must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. The cars are so beautiful!!This movie is for all the car lovers out there. This movie makes you feel like you are actually in the passenger's seat. The stunts are so cool!! Fast and the Furious is the best action movie. I can't wait to purchase it on dvd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie. A must see for all if you love car racing, speed burst, adrenaline rush, leaving you wanting more kind of movie. ''The Fast & Furious'' is the movie that you want to see. Better than any other car racing movie I've ever seen.