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2000s, Action - Cars, Fast & Furious

The Fast and the Furious: F&F 1 (2001)

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A young FBI man infiltrates a gang of street racers who may, or may not, be engaged in hijacking trucks using three identical modified cars. They have rivals, a gang of motor cycle riders who may also be the perpetrators. When the detective falls for the sister of the gang leader, and during a  heist one of the guys is injured, his loyalty and his anonymity are both called into question.

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Trucks are hijacked by people in black cars, a lot of street racing takes place, the rival gangs engage in shoot-outs, the FBI man argues with his bosses usually demanding more money, more time or another car. FBI raids take place. There is a love interest. So, a lot of street racing with young women sexily clad and heavily modified European cars, just a bit of sex and drinking but no nudity.

A View I only watched this to make up the set, so to speak, but there was a bit of a plot and the director avoided those irritating shots of feet with accompanying unlikely gear changes, so it was not too bad. Maybe give it a miss if you don’t like movies which feature cars, or have it playing while doing your knitting.
Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story Apparently a magazine article by Ken Li Racer X.
Director Rob Cohen
Writers/Script Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, David Ayer
Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune,
Additional Info The movie covered its estimated production costs of $38 million on its first weekend and went on to gross $207 million, so there have been many sequels and F&F 10 is due out in 2021.

 

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