We race through the first four films of the Fast and Furious franchise, discussing all the things that make the series an international staple. *Joined by guest host Cynthia Naugle (@tentimesatiger)
We breakdown the evolution each movie has taken and the odd time line that was build to piece these films together. More importantly we laugh and enjoy this crazy series of film that fires on all cylinders!
The Fast and The Furious
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
Director: Rob Cohen
Writers: Ken Li (magazine article "Racer X"), Gary Scott Thompson (screen story) |3 more credits »
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez | See full cast & crew »
BOX OFFICE Released June 22nd 2001
Budget: $38 million
Cumulative: $207 million
Opening Weekend: $40 million
Opened #1 ran 19 weeks
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Former cop Brian O'Conner is called upon to bust a dangerous criminal and he recruits the help of a former childhood friend and street racer who has a chance to redeem himself.
Director: John Singleton
Writers: Gary Scott Thompson (characters), Michael Brandt (story) | 4 more credits »
Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser | See full cast & crew »
BOX OFFICE Released June 6 2003
Budget: $76 million
Cumulative: $236 Million
Opening Weekend: $50 million
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.
Director: Justin Lin
Writer: Chris Morgan
Stars: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss | See full cast & crew »
BOX OFFICE Released June 16th 2006
Budget: $85 million
Cumulative: $158 million
Opening Weekend: $23.5 million
Opened #3 ran 12 weeks
Fast and Furious (4)
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
BOX OFFICE Released April 3rd 2009
Cumulative: $363 million
Opening Weekend: $71 million
Opened #1 ran 13 weeks