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The fast and the furious - Rob Cohen, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

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Movie propaganda

The fast and the furious is a fierce and frenzied look at rival Los Angeles street teams who use street racing as a means of establishing power.

Paul Walker stars as Brian Spindler, a rookie cop who goes undercover, posing as a racing team member in order to investigate a trucking heist. Managing to ingratiate himself with the team's leaders at first, he finds himself in jeopardy when the other members begin to suspect an impostor within their ranks, setting the stage for an exciting climactic showdown.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime action police car street racing undercover

Persons of interest

  • Paul Walker .... Brian Spindler
  • Vin Diesel .... Dominic Toretto
  • Michelle Rodriguez .... Letty
  • Jordana Brewster .... Mia
  • Rick Yune .... Johnny Tran
  • Beau Holden .... Ted Gessner
  • Allen Joseph .... Sugarpop
  • Michelle Johnson .... Tina
  • Eric Kohner .... Gratz
  • Bryan O'Dell .... Frank
  • Clifford Shegog .... Humungus
  • Ken Steadman .... Jerome
  • Ken Li .... Author
  • Gary Scott Thompson .... Storywriter
  • David Ayer .... Screenwriter
  • Gary Scott Thompson .... Screenwriter
  • Erik Bergquist .... Screenwriter
  • Rob Cohen .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

This is a film with a title that fair screams for a piss take, but I could only come up with The cast and the curious and The last and the ludicrous, neither of which tells you anything about The fast and the furious, which can, however, be summed up in two words: fast and loud.

At the preview, I almost went deaf from the roar of the engines, the squeals of the tires and the fact that the volume was turned up too loud. Offsetting this was the fact that the audio was sufficiently enhanced to use the full range of the cinema's speakers. Some movies have left and right, some have front and back, but The fast and the furious has left and right, front and back, middle front, middle and middle back. Cars zoom past your head as if you were there. Rock on digital technology!

As for the cars, well, they are much hotter than Gone in 60 seconds, and it's not a matter of stealing them, it's all about making them go faster. Talk about compensating for having a small penis.

All right, enough of the jokes, here's what you'll see if you see The fast and the furious:

  • Paul Walker: blond-haired, blue-eyed pretty boy.
  • Jordana Brewster: black-haired, black-eyed pretty girl.
  • Vin Diesel: lots of muscles and lots of cool.
  • Michelle Rodriguez: pure, primal, unadulterated latina heat.
  • Cars so sexy that they make the cast look plain.
  • Speed.
  • Cops and robbers.
  • Male bonding over inanimate objects.
  • Love between men.
The film is nothing if not spectacular even though it doesn't even approach minor concerns as drama and realism, but you wouldn't want it to because that would get in the way of the cars, bikes, racing, chasing, shooting and stealing. If you've ever looked beneath the bonnet of a car with anything like affection then The fast and the furious is for you.

Stand by for The fast and the furious 2...

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio and language: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS digital surround audio
  • Disc: Single sided, dual layer
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1/ 16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Commentary: Rob Cohen
    • Featurettes:
      • Editing
      • Special effects
      • Storyboard to final film comparisons
      • The making of 'The fast and the furious'
    • Deleted scenes: Optional commentary
    • Racer x - the original magazine article that inspired the film
    • Multiple camera angle: Stunt sequence
    • Music videos:
      • Furious by Ja Rule
      • Pov city anthem by Caddillac Tah
      • Click click boom by Saliva
    • Soundtrack highlights menu takes you directly to songs in the movie
    • Trailer
    • Production notes
    • Cast and filmmaker's notes
    • DVD-ROM features
    • Picture disc
  • Subtitles: English, Hindi

Media intelligence (Super-bit DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, English captions, Hindi

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, adult themes, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

102 minutes (1:42 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 20 September 2001
DVD rental: 27 February 2002
DVD retail: 2 April 2003 - Diesel powered hits 3-pack
DVD retail: Undated July 2003 - Superbit

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