|Fast & Furious|
|Directed by||Justin Lin|
|Written by||Chris Morgan|
|Based on|| Characters |
by Gary Scott Thompson
|Music by||Brian Tyler|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$360.4 million|
Fast & Furious (also known as Fast & Furious 4)is a 2009 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001) and the fourth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. Fast & Furious stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, and Laz Alonso. In the film, fugitive Dominic Toretto and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Brian O'Conner form an unlikely pairing to apprehend a drug lord and avenge the murder of Toretto's lover, Letty Ortiz.
A fourth film was announced in July 2007, with the returns of Diesel, Walker, Rodriguez, and Brewster confirmed shortly thereafter.To account for the original cast seeing absences from either of the previous two installments, the film was developed to retcon The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) as occurring beyond the events of Fast & Furious. Principal photography began in February 2008 and concluded that July, with filming locations including Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic. Lin and Morgan also returned in their roles from Tokyo Drift, while Brian Tyler, who composed Tokyo Drift, returned to compose the score.
Fast & Furious was theatrically released worldwide by Universal Pictures on April 3, 2009, and was the first to feature D-BOX motion feedback technology. The film received mixed reviews with praise for reuniting the original cast and the action sequences, but criticism for its writing. It grossed over $360 million worldwide, subverting expectations to become the then-highest-grossing film in the franchise, and the 17th highest-grossing film of 2009. It also grossed $70.9 million worldwide during its opening weekend, the then-highest grossing worldwide spring weekend opening of all time, until the release of Alice in Wonderland (2010). A sequel, Fast Five , was released in April 2011.
Five years after escaping from the U.S.,Dominic Toretto and his new crew, consisting of his girlfriend Letty, Tego Leo, Rico Santos, Cara and Han Lue, are hijacking fuel tankers in the Dominican Republic using heavily modified 1967 and 1988 Chevrolet trucks and a 1987 Buick Grand National. Dom suspects that the police are on their trail, forcing the crew to disband and go their separate ways, with Han deciding to go to Tokyo. Realizing that he must leave, Dom runs, leaving Letty behind to protect herself from harm.
Three months later, Dom is now residing in Panama City. He gets a call from his sister, Mia Toretto, who tells him that Letty has been murdered. Dom heads back to Los Angeles to attend her funeral and examine the crash and finds traces of nitromethane on the ground. He visits the only car mechanic that sells nitromethane in LA and forces him into giving him the name David Park, the man who ordered the fuel, and informs him that the only car that uses nitromethane in the area is a green 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport.
Meanwhile, FBI agent Brian O'Conner is trying to track down a Mexican drug lord, Arturo Braga. His search leads him to North Korean drug lord David Park, and he tracks him down using an illegal modification record on his car. Dom arrives at Park's apartment first and hangs him out of the window by his ankles before Brian arrives. Brian saves Park and Park becomes the FBI's new informant. Park gets Brian into a street race. Brian selects a 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from the impound lot, which he modifies with parts from another Skyline and a 2007 Nissan GT-R. Dom modifies his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS for the race. Ramon Campos, Braga's second in command and Gisele Yashar, Braga's liaison reveal that the winner will become the last driver on a team that traffics heroin between the Mexico–United States border. Dom wins by bumping Brian's car while it is in nitro, making him lose control. Brian uses his power as an FBI agent to arrest another driver, Dwight Mueller, and takes his place on the team.
The team meets up with Braga's personal henchman, Fenix, and Dom notices that Fenix drives the same Torino the mechanic described. They drive across the border using tunnels to avoid detection. Dom confronts Fenix and learns that he kills the drivers after their work is done, and that he himself killed Letty when she tried to escape him. A stand-off ensues, though not before Dom creates a diversion by loosening his car with nitrous—sparking a vehicle explosion that destroys his car and several others, including Brian's. In the ensuing chaos, Dom and Brian hijack a 1999 Hummer H1 with $60 million worth of heroin in it. Dom and Brian drive back to LA and hide the heroin in a police impound lot, where they pick up a modified 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hatchback; they subsequently drive back to Dom's house, where they reunite with Mia.
Dom finds out Brian was the last person to have contact with Letty, which results in Dom attacking Brian until he explains that Letty was working undercover—she was tracking down Braga in exchange for clearing Dominic's record. Brian tells his superiors that in exchange for Dominic's pardon, he will lure Braga into a trap, forcing him to show up to exchange money for the heroin. At the drop site, the man who claims to be "Braga" is revealed as a decoy, and "Campos"—the real Braga—escapes with Fenix and the pair flee to Mexico. In the ensuing chaos, Fenix nearly runs over Gisele, before Dom saves her. The failed trap results in Brian being taken off active duty.
Brian and Dom travel to Mexico to catch Braga in the Subaru and Dom's freshly rebuilt 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, with the help of Gisele, who gives them directions as a favor in return for Dom saving her life. Brian and Dom find him at a church and apprehend him. As Braga's henchmen try to rescue him in their cars, Brian and Dom drive through the tunnels back to the United States. In the chase, Brian is chased by Fenix ahead of the others until he is injured after being T-boned by Fenix and pushed out of the tunnels. Meanwhile, Dom jumps from his car and into a henchman's 1973 Chevrolet Camaro, pushing him out and taking control, setting off a chain reaction that causes the tunnels to collapse, killing Braga's henchmen. Before Fenix can kill Brian, Dom drives out of the tunnels and directly into Fenix, killing him and avenging Letty's death. As police and helicopters approach the crash site on the American side of the border, Brian tells Dom to leave, but Dom refuses—saying he is not running anymore. Despite Brian's request for clemency, the judge sentences Dom to 25 years to life in prison.
Brian resigns from the FBI and Dom boards a prison bus that will transport him to Lompoc penitentiary. As the bus drives down the Navs, Brian, Mia, Leo, and Santos arrive to intercept it in their cars, a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, a 2003 Honda NSX, and a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am.
The central cast is rounded out by Sung Kang as Han Lue, Dominic's right-hand man, while Puerto Rican singers Tego Calderón and Don Omar feature as Leo and Santos respectively, members of the oil heist team. Shea Whigham plays Brian's snarky colleague Michael Stasiak, and Liza Lapira portrays Sophie Trinh, an FBI agent who works closely with Brian. Jack Conley features as Penning, Brian's boss, a scout of street racers for Braga. Greg Cipes, Neil Brown Jr., and Brandon T. Jackson play Dwight Mueller, Malik Herzon, and Alex, respectively, the other members of Braga's street racing team.
The film was announced in July 2007. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and the rest of the cast of the original film all reprised their roles. Filming began in 2008. The movie cars were built in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. Around 240 cars were built for the film. hp crate V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission, whereas the actual car included a twin-turbo 1,500 hp engine and a 5-speed transmission.However, the replica vehicles do not match the specifications they were supposed to represent. For example, the replica version of F-Bomb, a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro built by Tom Nelson of NRE and David Freiburger of Hot Rod magazine, included a 300
The original Dodge Charger 426 Hemi R/T that was used in the original movie was a 1970, but the car in this movie was a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi with a slightly modified front grill and rear tail lights to appear as a 1970 car; the original 1970 Dodge Charger was in pieces, being totally disassembled for restoration.
The original red 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS seen in the end credits of the first Fast & Furious movie, also makes an appearance but is later highly modified for a street race.
The most radical vehicles built for the film were the Chevy trucks constructed for the fuel heist. Powered by 502ci GM big block motors, the '67 had a giant ladder-bar suspension with airbags using a massive 10-ton semi rear axle with the biggest and widest truck tires they could find. The '88 Chevy Crew Cab was built with twin full-floating GM 1-ton axles equipped with Detroit Lockers and a transfer case directing power to both axles and capable of four-wheel burnouts.
Another vehicle built for the film was the blue Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 owned by an uncredited owner which brought a 241-mile per hour top speed at the Bayshore Route Highway in Japan. It was a hard car to build by the production so they made clones by acquiring Nissan Skyline 25GT's and made them look like the original car. The Skyline that was also used at the desert was actually a dune buggy using a Skyline R34's shell.
The score to Fast & Furious was composed by Brian Tyler, who recorded his score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox.The score album was released on CD by Varèse Sarabande Records with over 78 minutes' worth of music.
The trailers for the film feature the track "We Are Rockstars" by Does It Offend You, Yeah? and a Travis Barker-remixed version of "Crank That" by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em.
The official soundtrack was released on March 31, 2009, on Star Trak. The first single from the soundtrack was titled "Blanco" and is by Pitbull featuring Pharrell Williams and is produced by The Neptunes.The second single from the album is "Krazy" by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon. The track is also featured on Pitbull's album Rebelution . The third and final single from the album is "Bad Girls" by Robin Thicke. The soundtrack also features the song "G-Stro" by Busta Rhymes featuring Pharrell Williams and also produced by The Neptunes. The track is a leftover track from Busta Rhymes' album Back on My B.S. Amazon.com gave the album an average score of 3.5 out of 5, calling it a Spanish-themed rap soundtrack with mostly average tracks. Interscope and Star Trak Records released the soundtrack for the film with "Crank That" not included.
Another song that was omitted from the album was song "Rising Sun" by South Korean group TVXQ.
The Japanese version of the movie features the song "Before I Decay" by Japanese rock group The GazettE.
Also featured in the background under a club scene which was omitted from the album, was song "Ride" written by Kervins Joseph and Travis Baker, published by InDigi Avenue Music Publishing (ASCAP), courtesy InDigi Music, and Virtual Diva performed by Don Omar.[ citation needed ]
It was originally set to release on June 12, 2009, but moved it up to April 3, 2009, instead. It was the first motion-enhanced theatrical film to feature D-BOX motion feedback technology in selected theaters.
Fast & Furious was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009.The DVD is a two-disc set that includes:
As of June 2021 [update] , the DVD and Blu-ray sales have sold 4,616,164 copies generating $77,846,318 in sales revenue. It was re-released in Australia on Blu-ray including a digital copy and re-titled Fast & Furious 4 on March 30, 2011.
On its first day of release Fast & Furious grossed $30.6 million, and peaked at the top spot of the weekend box office with $70,950,500, more than Tokyo Drift earned in its entire domestic run.The film had the sixth-biggest opening weekend of 2009 and was double what most industry observers expected.
It also held the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend in Apriland of any car-oriented film, the record having been previously held by Cars , which grossed $60.1 million. Both of these records were broken two years later by Fast Five , which grossed $86.2 million. Fast & Furious also held the record for the highest opening weekend for a spring release, until it was broken by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland . Its worldwide gross on its opening weekend stands at $102.6 million with $7.2 million coming from the UK, $8.6 million from Russia, $6 million in France and $3 million from Germany.
The film ended its theatrical release on July 2, 2009, with a gross of $155,064,265 in the United States and Canada and $205,300,000 internationally for a worldwide total of $360,364,265,making it the 17th highest-grossing film of 2009.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Fast & Furious has an approval rating of 28% with an average score of 4.6/10, based on 176 reviews, with this critical consensus:
"While Fast and Furious features the requisite action and stunts, the filmmakers have failed to provide a competent story or compelling characters."
On Metacritic, the film has a score of 46 based on 28 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade "A–" on an A+ to F scale.
Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+:
"Fast & Furious is still no Point Break . But it's perfectly aware of its limited dramatic mission...and...it offers an attractive getaway route from self-importance, snark, and chatty comedies about male bonding."
Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter thought this movie was the first real sequel to the first and also gave it a positive review:
"Fast & Furious is the first true sequel of the bunch. By reuniting the two male stars from the original and...continuing the story from the first film, this new film should re-ignite the franchise."
Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave it a positive review, providing viewers were car fans:
"If you're a lover of stomach-clenching speed that turns the world into a neon blur...then Fast & Furious, the fourth edition of that metal-twisting series, should leave you exhausted and satiated for a very long time."
Roger Ebert, who had given positive reviews to the previous films, considered the story, dialogue, and acting to all be perfunctory, giving an unfavorable review of the film:
"I admire the craft involved, but the movie leaves me profoundly indifferent. After three earlier movies in the series, which have been transmuted into video games, why do we need a fourth one? Oh. I just answered my own question."
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Action||Fast & Furious||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Actor: Action||Paul Walker||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Actress: Action||Jordana Brewster||Won|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Male Performance||Vin Diesel||Nominated|
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel reunited for a Fast & Furious sequel, entitled Fast Five. Justin Lin directed, while Chris Morgan wrote the screenplay. It was released in April 2011.
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 action film directed by Rob Cohen from a screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, and David Ayer, with the story credited to Thompson. It is the first installment in the Fast & Furious franchise and stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine. In the film, Brian O'Conner, an undercover cop, is tasked with discovering the identities of a group of automobile hijackers led by Dominic Toretto.
2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 action film directed by John Singleton and written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, with a story also credited to Gary Scott Thompson. A standalone sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001), it is the second installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and James Remar. 2 Fast 2 Furious follows Brian O'Conner and Roman Pearce who go undercover for the U.S. Customs Service to apprehend a drug lord in exchange for the erasure of their criminal records.
Mark Sinclair, known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and filmmaker. One of the world's highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the standalone sequel to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and is the third installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, and Brian Tee. In the film, high school car enthusiast Sean Boswell is sent to live in Tokyo with his estranged father and finds solace exploring the city's drifting community with Han Lue.
Fast & Furious is a media franchise centered on a series of action films that are largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists, spies and family. The franchise also includes short films, a television series, live shows, video games and theme park attractions. It is distributed by Universal Pictures.
Dominic "Dom" Toretto is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Fast & Furious franchise. He is portrayed by Vin Diesel and first appeared on film, alongside fellow protagonist Brian O'Conner, in The Fast and the Furious (2001). Dominic was created by screenwriter Gary Scott Thompson, who was inspired by an article on street racing that was published in the May 1998 issue of Vibe magazine, while Diesel was heavily sought after to play the character.
Han Lue is a fictional character in the Fast & Furious franchise, portrayed by Sung Kang, who, like the character himself, is of Korean descent. The character appears for the first time in the film Better Luck Tomorrow, later appearing in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in Tokyo as the mentor of Sean Boswell, seemingly dying in an explosion after a collision three-quarters of the way through the film. Han's status as a member of Dominic Toretto's crew was shown in the subsequent films Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7, as well as the short film Los Bandoleros, all set between the events of Better Luck Tomorrow and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He most recently appeared in F9, his first appearance set after the events of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
More Fast and Furious: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture The Fast and the Furious is the second of two soundtracks for the film The Fast and the Furious. It was originally released on December 18, 2001, by Island Records. In contrast to the hip hop-oriented first soundtrack, this album contains alternative metal and nu metal songs, as well as selected tracks from the film score composed by BT.
Fast Five is a 2011 American heist action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sequel to Fast & Furious (2009) and the fifth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and Joaquim de Almeida. In the film, Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Walker) recruit a team to steal $100 million from a corrupt businessman while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson).
Los Bandoleros is a 2009 American short film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Vin Diesel. It is the second short film in the Fast & Furious franchise, and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Tego Calderón and Don Omar. Los Bandoleros details the events prior to Fast & Furious where runaway fugitive Dominic Toretto plots to steal oil from a tanker in the Dominican Republic.
Brian O'Conner is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the Fast & Furious franchise. He is portrayed by Paul Walker and first appeared on film, alongside fellow protagonist Dominic Toretto, in The Fast and the Furious (2001). Brian was created by screenwriter Gary Scott Thompson, who was inspired by an article on street racing that was published in the May 1998 issue of Vibe magazine. Walker was directly approached by director Rob Cohen to play the character.
Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sequel to Fast Five (2011) and the sixth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz. In the film, Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the team are offered amnesty for their past crimes in exchange for apprehending a mercenary organization, one member of which is Toretto's presumed deceased lover and wife, Letty Ortiz.
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 American short film directed by Philip G. Atwell, produced by Chris Palladino, and written by Keith Dinielli. It is the first short film in the Fast & Furious franchise, and stars Paul Walker. It is a continuation to The Fast and the Furious (2001) and details the events prior to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), where runaway fugitive Brian O'Conner leaves Los Angeles in order to evade police capture.
Gisele Yashar is a fictional character portrayed by Gal Gadot who appears in The Fast and The Furious franchise. Introduced in the 2009 film Fast & Furious, she helps Dominic Toretto's team while forming a romantic relationship with team member Han Lue. The character is killed in the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6. Gisele was Gadot's first major film role, and American director Justin Lin hired her due to her past military experience. Gadot performed her own stunts while shooting the films.
Furious 7, is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sequel to Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham. In the film, Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesty for their past crimes, until Deckard Shaw, a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts the team in danger once again. This was Paul Walker's final film appearance following his death on November 30, 2013.
The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sequel to Furious 7 (2015) and the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. In the film, Dominic Toretto has settled down with his wife Letty Ortiz, until cyberterrorist Cipher coerces him into working for her and turns him against his team, forcing them to find Dom and take down Cipher.
F9 is a 2021 American action film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Daniel Casey and Lin. It is the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017), the ninth main installment, and the tenth full-length film in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. In F9, Dominic Toretto and the team come together to stop a world-shattering plot headed by Toretto's brother, Jakob.
Superfast! is a 2015 American action comedy film written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The film is a parody of The Fast and the Furious film series. It was released in theaters and VOD on April 3, 2015, to coincide with the premiere of Furious 7.
Fast & Furious: Supercharged is an attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Florida and was cancelled at Universal Studios Beijing. The attraction is based on the Fast & Furious film franchise, which features Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson. The Hollywood version, opened on June 25, 2015 as part of the Studio Tour. The Florida version of the ride, which opened on April 23, 2018, features Ludacris and Jordana Brewster in the pre-show of the attraction.
cost about $85 million to make, the studio said.
Hispanics were Fast and Furious' most represented ethnicity at 46 percent, followed by Caucasians (28 percent), and the grade from moviegoer-tracker CinemaScore was an "A-," which was better than the "B" of the first movie.
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