Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

4.6 68
Director: Rob Cohen, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

Cast: Rob Cohen, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

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

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2013
UPC:
0025192207174
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Universal Studios

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

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
oh man Paul Walker the hottest guy on earth thats why i enjoy fast and furious cause Paul Walker is in the 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
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
This movie is only for die-hard car fans. Otherwise it is just a slow going little plot movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If non of you have seen ''The Fast And The Furious'' you don't know what you're missin'. Not only is there hot guys in this movie but there are some really tight cars. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were great partners. ''2 Fast 2 Furious'' was just as good. The only person that was missing from that sequel was Vin.
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
Yo Homey, this film is totally dope. youse gots to see this film. Its been a long time since we seen a film where the Cars are almost as much the stars as the stars, great races and action to be seen in this film.. You wont have time to blink your eyes because you ne3ver know whats going to happen next. I am a big fan of Car Movies ( I'm 42) even though this may be geared to a younger crowd you cant help but appreciate the stunt driving and action in this film. its worth it
Guest More than 1 year ago
iam from germany, sorry for my bad school-english. I saw the movie a couple of times, and i still like to see it again, it's not only the great action in this movie that is so fascinating about it, but the lifestyle and especially vin diesel is amazing ! Iam really enjoyin watchin that movie, every time again, plz mail me if u want to -> frostyler@gmx.de
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this is the best movie cause of all the hot car like the supra and the girl are hot as
Guest More than 1 year ago
i bought this movie the first day it came out and i have watched it like 10 times a day.it is a great movie and i am glad i bought it!!!i love the actoin and the cars!!!
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
Very Good Movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted 2 see this movie when it 1st came out in movie theatres, but instead I just got it on DVD and I love it. I really enjoy the idea of putting two new faces in the world of street racing, Vin Diesel( Dominic Toretto) and Paul Walker ( Brian O' Connor). If you like fast cars and hot women, you gotta get this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the movie was great I normally would not watch a movie like that but when I saw the previews for this movie I wanted to see it over and over again!
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
SO good! Does anyone know if Jesse dies or gets hurt in the end? I hope not the former. Well, c'ya! (VROOM! VROOM!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love The Fast and The Furious !! I am a girl and I love this movie !! nice cars .. hott guys .. Esp Vin Diesel !! and beautiful girls that we can relate to .. they are really good actresses and they play their roles very well .. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are great for the parts they play .. i was happy that they casted them as Dom Toretto and Brian O'Connor .. this movie is the best. ! it's is my all time favorite movie .. and i love it !! and i love Vin Diesel !! Nos Power !! The Fast and The Furious is a really great movie and everyone should see it .. it has action pakced racing and awesome stunts .. and Ja Rule is in it .. how can you not see it .. I LOVE THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS !! I LOVE VIN DIESEL !! #1 MOVIE !! thanks
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont know where to begin. The plot was bad, the story was bad, the movie itself was bad. The only thing that redeemed this movie was vinny diesel and his awesome voice. It kept me watching it all the way through to the end. And Paul Walker is also very dreamy. Now as for the plotholes in this one, there are so many, like what happenend to the owner of the store that paul worked for? Or everyone at the end, it just ended and that was it. I didnt like that at all. But other than that, I liked the cars in it, but not enough trucks!
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