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2000s, Action, Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious 4 (2009)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story A riff on the first film (so it is said)
Writer/s Script Chris Morgan
Additional Info Original characters by Gary Scott Thompson. 240 cars were built or acquired for this outing.
Director Justin Lin
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, Sung Kang
Elevator Pitch A criminal street racer, whose girfriend has been killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel and an FBI agent cooperate in order to bring the trafficers to justice.
Content A hell of a lot of driving about in modified cars, mostly in the dark or in tunnels under the Mexican border. A bit of secondary violence and at one point a lot of machine gun fire. Some explosions as cars are blown up, some girls snogging in a night club and one implied sex scene. A bit of drinking, no nudity athough some girls in short skirts.
A View This was almost watchable, although the many scenes of young men sitting grimly behind the steering wheels of their various cars were a bit wearing. I am not much of a judge of acting but even I could see that it was terrible. But it made a lot of money, so if you like movies about cars this could be for you.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels

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