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Fast & Furious 6


Fast & Furious 6 (alternatively known as Fast Six or Furious 6)[5] is a 2013 action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. It is the sixth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang, Luke Evans, Gina Carano and John Ortiz. Fast & Furious 6 follows a professional criminal gang led by Dominic Toretto (Diesel) who have retired following their successful heist in Fast Five (2011), but remain wanted fugitives. U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) offers to clear the group’s criminal records and allow them to return home in exchange for helping him to take down a skilled mercenary organization led by Owen Shaw (Evans) and his second in command, Dominic’s presumed-dead lover Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez).
Fast & Furious 6 was in development by February 2010 as the first film in the series to move away from the underground car-racing theme of the series’ previous films which was considered to have placed a barrier on audience numbers. Pre-production had begun by April 2011, and principal photography began in London, England in July 2012. Filming locations also included the Canary Islands, Glasgow, and Los Angeles. The film was first released in the United Kingdom, on May 17, 2013, followed by an international release on May 24, 2013. The film has grossed over $700 million worldwide. A sequel is scheduled to begin filming in August 2013.

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Fast Five


Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 5[3] or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist[4]) is a 2011 action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson and was first released in Australia on April 20, 2011 followed by a United States release on April 29, 2011 as the fifth film in the The Fast and the Furious franchise. Fast Five follows Brian O’Conner (Walker), Dom Toretto (Diesel) and Mia Toretto (Brewster) as they plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by U.S. DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson).

For development of Fast Five, a conscious effort was made by Universal Studios to shift away from the street racing theme prevalent in previous films in the series. Emphasis was instead placed on transforming the franchise into a heist action series that utilized cars in an attempt to attract wider audiences that may otherwise be turned off by the series’ focus on cars and car culture. Fast Five is considered the transitional film in the series, featuring only one car race with more attention given to action set-pieces such as gun fights, brawls and the heist of $100 million.

Following its release, Fast Five garnered critical praise, becoming the highest rated entry in the franchise, and financial gain, breaking box office records to become the highest grossing opening weekend in an April and the second highest opening weekend in Spring, earning $168 million. As of May 19, 2011, Fast Five has grossed over $465 million.

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Fast & Furious


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Fast & Furious (also known as The Fast and the Furious 4 in most international markets, Wild Speed MAX in Japan and Fast & Furious – Solo Parti Originali in Italy) is the fourth film in The Fast and the Furious film series. The film was released in the United States on April 3, 2009. The plot connects with the original film of the series from which Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster reprise their roles.[4][5] The film was directed by Justin Lin, who also directed the third installment of the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and is slated to return for Fast Five.

Plot

Several years after evading authorities in the first film, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his new crew hijack fuel tankers in the Dominican Republic. The crew consists of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Rico (Don Omar), Tego (Tego Calderón) and Han Lue (Sung Kang). After the heist, Dominic believes that the trail is too hot and tells Han that is time for him “to do his own thing”. Dom subsequently leaves Letty to go elsewhere for her own good when the heat comes down. While he is in Panama City, Toretto gets a call from his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster), who tells him that Letty has been murdered. Dom heads back to Los Angeles and examines the site of the car crash that Letty was in and finds traces of nitromethane. Toretto then goes to the only car mechanic that uses nitromethane and coerces him into giving him the name David Park, the man who ordered the fuel.

Meanwhile, FBI agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) is trying to track down a drug dealer named Arturo Braga (John Ortiz). His search leads him to David Park. Toretto arrives at Park’s apartment first and hangs him out of the window by his ankles before letting go. Brian, who was also on his way to Park’s place, saves Park, who becomes the FBI’s new informant. Park gets Brian into a street race through Los Angeles; the winner will become the last driver on a team that traffics heroin between the United States-Mexico border for Braga. Brian selects a modified Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from the police impound lot to race. Toretto also shows up to race with his modified 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Toretto beats Brian in the race by bumping him, sending him out of control. Brian then uses his power as an FBI agent to arrest another driver and takes his place on the team.

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Wild Speed X3 Tokyo Drift in Japan) is a 2006 film directed by Justin Lin and the third installment of The Fast and the Furious film series. The film features an all-new cast and a different setting (Tokyo, Japan) from the previous two films. The movie was shot in Tokyo and parts of Los Angeles, the latter often covered with props and lights to create the illusion of the Tokyo style. While Paul Walker is not in the film, Vin Diesel reprises his role as Dominic Toretto in a cameo appearance.

Plot

Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), a 17-year-old teenager with a talent for auto mechanics, has led a life of getting into trouble. His mother had to relocate to different cities with him every time his problems at school or with the local authorities escalated enough. One day, he gets into a street race against the school quarterback. Both men crash their cars during the race and are sent to the police station. The incident almost lands Sean in jail, and his mother, deciding not to deal with moving again, sends him to Tokyo to live with his father, stationed in Japan as a U.S. Naval officer. Upon arriving at his father’s home in Tokyo, he is warned by his father not to stir up any trouble, or he will return to the U.S. to serve jail time.

At his private school, Sean meets Twinkie (Bow Wow), a fellow American, who hustles pre-owned goods to their Japanese classmates. That night, Twinkie and his gang bring Sean to a carpark and introduce him to the world of drift racing. Sean soon runs into Takashi (Brian Tee) – also known as DK (short for Drift King) – and his close friend Han Lue (Sung Kang), who was born and raised in America. Sean is seen by Takashi talking to Neela (Nathalie Kelley), Takashi’s New Zealander girlfriend, and when Takashi tells him to back down, Sean challenges him to a race using Han’s car. Due to Sean’s lack of drifting skills, Takashi easily defeats him. The next day, Han meets Sean after school and tells Sean that he must work for him to repay the damage done to his car. Sean soon learns that Han is involved in a business partnership with Takashi.

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2 Fast 2 Furious


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2 Fast 2 Furious (commonly known as 2F2F, The Fast and the Furious 2, and known as Wild Speed X2 in Japan) is the 2003 second installment of The Fast and the Furious film series, following 2001’s The Fast and the Furious. It stars Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Devon Aoki, and Chris Bridges; and was directed by John Singleton. The soundtrack was composed by David Arnold. It is the only film in the series to not feature Vin Diesel in the cast, though his character Dominic Toretto is referenced in the film.

Paul Walker returns as cop Brian O’Conner who teams up with his ex-con pal Roman Pearce (Tyrese). The duo transport a shipment of dirty money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), while working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes (Mendes) to bring Verone down.

Plot

After allowing fugitive Dominic Toretto to evade arrest in the first film, former LAPD officer Brian O’Conner finds himself on the run and leaves Los Angeles for Miami to start a new life. There, he makes new friends with Tej Parker (Ludacris), an ex-street racer, and Jimmy (Jin Auyeung), a well-known car tuner as well as Suki (Devon Aoki), also a street racer. Brian is now known by his street name “Bullet” due to his driving skills and his modified silver Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. He competes with fellow street racers in high stakes races to win money using the skills he learned as a member of Toretto’s now disbanded team.

One night after winning a race, he is caught by U.S. Customs agents after his car is disabled by the fictional grappling hook-shaped ESD (Electronic System Disruptor) that is deployed by Agent Markham (James Remar). Upon his arrest, Brian is offered a deal by Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent Bilkins (Thom Barry) to take part in a joint Customs/FBI operation in exchange for his criminal record wiped clean. The operation involves his street racing background, but seeing that neither Customs nor the FBI have a convincing racer to be his partner, Brian tells Bilkins he will select a partner of his own.

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The Fast and the Furious


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The Fast and the Furious (also known as Wild Speed in Japan[2]) is a 2001 car film starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. Directed by Rob Cohen, The Fast and the Furious was the first mainstream film to feature the Asian automotive import scene in North America. It is the first film in The Fast and the Furious film series. The concept was loosely inspired by a Vibe magazine article about street racing in New York City.

Plot

Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) is a police officer tasked by an LAPD/FBI joint operation with infiltrating the Los Angeles street racing scene, suspected to be the origin of a string of high-speed truck hijackings perpetrated by a trio of black ’95 Honda Civics with green neon lighting under the chassis. Brian gets a job at a local shop and works his way up until finally getting an opportunity to compete against elite street racer Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and two other contestants at a large, late-night event. Brian barters his way into the race with the title for his ’95 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS. He loses the race, but gains Toretto’s respect when he picks him up after the police arrive and bust the race. After losing the police, the duo unexpectedly encounter a rival gang led by Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), who promptly destroys the Eclipse with machine gun fire.

The next day, Brian’s superior Sgt. Tanner (Ted Levine) and FBI agent Bilkins (Thom Barry) voice concern that Toretto might be the source of the hijackings and warns Brian not to let anything cloud his judgment. Since Brian’s first encounter with Toretto, the duo become close friends while Brian becomes romantically involved with Toretto’s sister Mia. As Brian’s Eclipse was destroyed, he gives Toretto a salvaged ’95 Toyota Supra for him to restore and modify and offers his services as a street racer. Soon afterward, Brian discovers a cache of electronics hidden in the back of Tran’s auto shop, and authorizes the police and FBI to raid the garage and Tran’s house believing them to be the source of the hijackings. However, a connection is not found, as the electronics were legally purchased by Tran. Tanner and Bilkins again warn that Toretto is behind the hijackings and tells him that truckers all over the state are about to take matters in their own hands. Running out of time, Brian asks Toretto about how he gets his income. Toretto agrees to reveal the source as long as Brian wins at the upcoming Race Wars, a legitimate closed-track event for auto enthusiasts.

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