THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
MAY 18, 2013

Fast cars. Big muscles. Attractive ladies. What more could you ask for from a film titled “The Fast and the Furious”? Vin Diesel and Paul Walker make this film their own and put themselves on the map while doing so. Even if it is mindless fun, there’s enough heart and introduction to want more and believe the connections made. With a focus on illegal street racing, the film is a first of its kind and ushers in an era of kids liking souped-up cars and the down-and-dirty nightlife. With a few twists and enough action to keep one entertained, this first franchise film is a benchmark in action films.

RELEASE DATE
June 22, 2001

DIRECTOR
Rob Cohen

WRITTEN BY
Gary Scott Thompson
Erik Bergquist
David Ayer

BASED ON
“Racer X”
by Ken Li

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

PG-13
(for violence, sexual content and language)

ACTION
CRIME
THRILLER

106 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Ericson Core

COMPOSER
BT

EDITOR
Peter Honess

CAST
Paul Walker
Vin Diesel
Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster
Rick Yune
Chad Lindberg
Johnny Strong
Ted Levine
Ja Rule
Thom Barry
Noel Gugliemi
Matt Schulze

PRODUCED BY
Neal H. Moritz

BUDGET
$38 million

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