The Fast and the Furious

Dominic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O’Conner infiltrates Toretto’s iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto’s sister and must choose a side: the gang or the LAPD.
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Film Cast:

  • Brian O’Conner: Paul Walker
  • Dominic Toretto: Vin Diesel
  • Letty Ortiz: Michelle Rodriguez
  • Mia Toretto: Jordana Brewster
  • Johnny Tran: Rick Yune
  • Jesse: Chad Lindberg
  • Leon: Johnny Strong
  • Vince: Matt Schulze
  • Sgt. Tanner: Ted Levine
  • Edwin: Ja Rule
  • Harry: Vyto Ruginis
  • Agent Bilkins: Thom Barry
  • Muse: Stanton Rutledge
  • Hector: Noel Gugliemi
  • Danny Yamato: RJ de Vera
  • Ted Gassner: Beau Holden
  • Lance Nguyen: Reggie Lee
  • Rasta Racer: David Douglas
  • Samoan Guard: Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
  • Ferrari Driver: Neal H. Moritz
  • Ferrari Passenger: Doria Anselmo
  • Johnny’s Father: Glenn K. Ota
  • Dispatcher: F. Valentino Morales
  • Night Truck Driver: Mike White
  • Racer’s Edge Clerk: Delphine Pacific
  • Monica: Monica Tamayo
  • Gimel: Megan Baker
  • Edwin’s Babe: Tammy Monica Gegamian
  • Pizza Hut Delivery Guy: Rob Cohen
  • Big Rig Driver: Kevin Smith

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Ronna Kress
  • Costume Design: Sanja Milković Hays
  • Unit Production Manager: Doug Claybourne
  • Editor: Peter Honess
  • Original Music Composer: BT
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Matt Sweeney
  • Story: Gary Scott Thompson
  • Producer: Neal H. Moritz
  • Art Direction: Kevin Kavanaugh
  • Screenplay: David Ayer
  • Director: Rob Cohen
  • Second Unit Director: Mic Rodgers
  • Steadicam Operator: J. Michael Muro
  • Director of Photography: Ericson Core
  • Makeup Artist: Deborah La Mia Denaver
  • Makeup Effects: Matthew W. Mungle
  • Music Consultant: Dave Jordan
  • Production Design: Waldemar Kalinowski
  • First Assistant Editor: Jonathan Lucas
  • Dialogue Editor: Mildred Iatrou
  • Author: Ken Li
  • Screenplay: Erik Bergquist
  • Executive Producer: John Pogue
  • Sound Effects Editor: Kim Secrist
  • Visual Effects: Syd Dutton
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mike Wassel
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jay Nierenberg
  • Foley: Sean Rowe
  • Craft Service: Michael Kehoe
  • Camera Operator: Bruce Dickson
  • Stunts: Dick Ziker
  • Set Decoration: Florence Fellman
  • Production Controller: Maureen Holmes
  • Additional Camera: Pål Bugge Haagenrud
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Bruce Stambler
  • Gaffer: Carl Boles
  • Camera Operator: Jeffery J. Tufano
  • Transportation Captain: Fred Culbertson
  • Set Costumer: Irena Stepić
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Michael C. Casper
  • Stunt Double: Clay Donahue Fontenot
  • Set Designer: Maria Baker
  • Costume Supervisor: Garet Reilly
  • Key Costumer: Christi K. Work
  • Makeup Artist: Michael Germain
  • Key Hair Stylist: Joy Zapata
  • Foley: Laura Macias
  • Sound Designer: Charles Deenen
  • Digital Compositors: Lloyd Lee Barnett
  • Second Assistant Director: Lars P. Winther
  • Sound Designer: Tim Walston
  • Dialogue Editor: Robert Troy
  • Foley Artist: Gregg Barbanell
  • Visual Effects Producer: Michelle Eisenreich
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Daniel J. Leahy
  • Dialogue Editor: John C. Stuver
  • Visual Effects Producer: Lori J. Nelson
  • Script Supervisor: Deirdre Horgan
  • Still Photographer: Bob Marshak
  • Set Costumer: Lawrence Quon
  • Transportation Coordinator: David Marder
  • Steadicam Operator: Kenji Luster
  • Chef: Jamie Kemp
  • Production Sound Mixer: Felipe Borrero
  • Production Manager: Iram Collantes
  • Greensman: Alex Sessing
  • Best Boy Grip: Jamie Lagerhausen
  • Unit Publicist: Michael Singer
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Becky Sullivan
  • Visual Effects Art Director: Rebecca Marie
  • Leadman: Tony Perez
  • Sound Editor: Brian Best
  • Visual Effects Editor: Pamela Choules
  • Sound Assistant: William Cawley
  • Sound Effects Editor: Steve Mann
  • Camera Operator: John Trapman
  • Music Editor: Terry Wilson
  • Property Master: Bill MacSems
  • Camera Operator: Lawrence Karman
  • Hairstylist: Roddy Stayton
  • Sound Effects Editor: Glenn Hoskinson
  • Sound Effects Editor: Steve Nelson
  • Special Effects Technician: Eric Cook
  • CG Supervisor: Constance Bracewell
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Jonathan Taylor
  • Visual Effects Producer: Mary Stuart
  • Hairstylist: Georgina Williams
  • Additional Camera: Joseph D. Urbanczyk
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Thad Beier
  • Art Department Coordinator: Monica Frommholz
  • Assistant Art Director: Michael C. Stone
  • Construction Coordinator: Barry Kingston
  • Construction Foreman: Charles Page
  • ADR Editor: Lee Lemont
  • Sound Recordist: Eric Justen
  • Sound Recordist: Andy Peach
  • Sound Effects Editor: Howard Neiman
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Brad Kuehn
  • Camera Operator: Malcolm Brown Jr.
  • Additional Photography: Michael Pescasio
  • First Assistant Editor: Brett Carroll
  • Picture Car Coordinator: John Feinblatt
  • Location Manager: Jody Hummer
  • Location Manager: Deborah Laub
  • Additional First Assistant Camera: Darin Moran
  • Propmaker: Tyler Lafferty
  • Creative Director: Kent Demaine
  • Executive In Charge Of Post Production: Daniel R. Chavez
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Paul Aulicino
  • Associate Producer: Creighton Bellinger
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Michael J. Wassel
  • Casting Associate: Stacie Goodman
  • Post Production Supervisor: Lisa Rodgers
  • Standby Painter: Chris Samp
  • Assistant Camera: Maricella Ramirez
  • Assistant Property Master: Lance Larson
  • Music Supervisor: Gary Jones
  • Assistant Editor: Andy Cohen
  • Foley Mixer: Shawn Kennelly
  • Color Timer: Mike Stanwick
  • Painter: Gloria Ciraolo
  • Sound Engineer: Carl D. Ware
  • Lighting Technician: Timothy McCrary
  • 3D Supervisor: Michael Kory
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Helen Kozora
  • ADR Recordist: Philip Rogers
  • Key Rigging Grip: Al Lieberman
  • Set Dressing Artist: Jeff Hay
  • Extras Casting: Jimmy Jue
  • Video Assist Operator: Rafael ‘Rafa’ Castro
  • Set Production Assistant: Mike Currie
  • Art Department Assistant: Clint Schultz
  • First Assistant Camera: Bill Marti
  • Grip: Loren Corl
  • Carpenter: Steven Kissick
  • Driver: John Characky
  • Set Medic: Kevin A. Canamar
  • Stunts: Johnny D’Mara
  • Telecine Colorist: Kostas Theodosiou
  • Best Boy Electric: Oscar Inzunza
  • Electrician: John Crimins
  • Rigging Gaffer: Dan Zarlengo
  • Production Coordinator: Pamela Jaeckle
  • Production Supervisor: Tava R. Maloy
  • Boom Operator: Bryan M. Cahill
  • Conductor: Randy Miller
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Robert Simokovic
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Stephen V. Johnson
  • Negative Cutter: Mary Nelson-Duerrstein
  • Digital Compositor: Carol Ashley
  • Dolly Grip: Richard L. Carden
  • Second Assistant Camera: Lisa Bonaccorso
  • Stunt Driver: Charlie Estepp
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Mike Bonnaud
  • Libra Head Technician: John Bonnin
  • Assistant Location Manager: Leann Emmert
  • ADR Mixer: Dylan A. Flores
  • Storyboard Artist: John Mann
  • Payroll Accountant: Timber Kislan
  • Textile Artist: Francine Lecoultre
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: John Riley
  • Assistant Accountant: Robert Lane
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Betty Riggs
  • Rigging Grip: Andy Young
  • Production Assistant: Christina Beaumont
  • Production Driver: Dana Swartout
  • Story Editor: Da Han
  • Technical Advisor: Craig Lieberman
  • Camera Loader: April Kelley

Movie Reviews:

  • Wuchak: ***Kinetic, “hip” street-racing flick with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker***

    A newbie to Los Angeles (Paul Walker) falls for a café host (Jordana Brewster) while trying to join a street-racing gang led by her brother, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel). Meanwhile the LAPD are trying to apprehend a radical group on the highways that targets semis and their valuable cargo. Michelle Rodriguez is on hand as Dom’s babe while Matt Schulze plays an angry member of his gang.

    “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) was the beginning of the popular street-racing franchise that currently has eight movies with two more planned. The over-the-top action is akin to “The Road Warrior” (1981) while the tone mixes the comic book melodrama of “The Warriors” (1979) and “Torque” (2004) with the more serious air of “Grand Canyon” (1991) and “Training Day” (2001). (Yes, I realize “Torque” and “Training Day” debuted after this one; I’m just providing comparative references).

    Speaking of the tone, there’s no goofiness and the actors take everything dead seriously, which is good in my book, but the flick has several unintentional laughs because, while quasi-realistic, the thrills & posing are so exaggerated.

    Brewster and Rodriguez are effective in the feminine department, but neither do much for me personally. There are a few good-looking ladies in the periphery, however.

    The soundtrack contains several dynamic urban numbers, including the excellent “Deep Enough” by Live.

    The movie runs 1 hour, 46 minutes and was shot in Los Angeles & nearby areas (San Bernardino, Hemet, Malibu, Westminster, Beverly Hills, etc.).

    GRADE: B

  • Leslie Kell: I can’t call this film a legend. The film, which gave a big push in such a concept as street racing and tuning cars. He raised interest in illegal races on the night streets, gave life to such a renowned game like Need for Speed: Underground, which in turn gained countless fans. And maybe the storyline is really simple and without frills, but its implementation is worthy of deep respect.
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