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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 6 June 2003 (USA)
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.

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EX LAPD cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) teams up with his ex-con friend Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and works with undercover U.S. Customs Service agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) to bring Miami-based drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) down. Written by slightlymad22

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Rated PG-13 for street racing, violence, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,472,480 (USA) (8 June 2003)

Gross:

$127,154,901 (USA) (28 September 2003)
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During filming, the transmissions for several of the cars had to be constantly rebuilt. These were sent out to a local shop in Miami named Alonso Transmission to be rebuilt and delivered back to the production crew who would then install them back into the vehicles themselves. Due to the production schedule, these had to be rebuilt on a very tight schedule, and the shop would sometimes have to work weekends and overnight to get them rebuilt in time. The large garage seen toward the end of the film was the actual working location the production company used to swap out transmissions once they received them back. Security was so tight at this facility that before being allowed in to deliver the transmissions, the shop representative was checked to make sure there were no recording devices and even had to surrender his cell phone. As of January 2016, Alonso Transmission still has a letter sent to them by the production company after filming had wrapped on display in their waiting area. The letterhead lists the movie title as "The Fast and the Furious 2." See more »

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When the driver in the orange muscle car is coming to the turn around in the tag team race, his sunglasses are visible before the turn, disappear during the turn, and reappear after the turn See more »

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Tej: Yo, Jimmy, man, give me the status. Tell me we good.
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Pick Up the Phone
Written by R. Kelly, Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges)
Produced by R. Kelly for Bass Productions, Ltd.
Performed by Tyrese Gibson (as Tyrese) and Ludacris featuring R. Kelly
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Ludacris appears courtesy of Disturbing tha Peace Entertainment, Inc. / Def Jam South
R. Kelly appears courtesy of Jive Records
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Almost as equally entertaining as the first film
28 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the help of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's chemistry and some intense racing scenes, Rob Cohen's The Fast and the Furious (2001) was an instant hit among racing fans. And like most franchises with critical financial success, a sequel started to be put into the works. Similar to many other sequels, it was distributed two years later and it's difficult to say whether it pleased fans as much as the first one did. According to this site, this is lowest score the franchise has. It wasn't bad at all but it was missing a few elements of the first movie, which left a more entertaining feeling.

The story follows ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) back to Miami from Los Angeles where he's enjoying his time racing street cars only to be pulled back by the authorities that he dropped. Heading the authorities is Agent Bilkins (Thom Barry) from the first installment and this time he wants O'Conner back one more time to take down a drug lord. And O'Conner can't refuse because he'd go to jail if he didn't accept. Plus, if the drug lord is turned in, all of his criminal charges will disappear. Why does this plot sound like Vin Diesel's xXx (2002) plot line (except it doesn't deal with a drug lord)? Speaking of which, why didn't Vin Diesel return? That's one thing that this franchise consistently needs. Paul Walker is the central character but Vin Diesel's presence was the icing on the cake.

Is was nice though that the writers kept the continuity together. The characters do reference material from the first film which shows the producers want to keep the story going and not divert completely from the original. But if there's one thing that comes into question, it is the concept of getting caught having a love interest in the business. This happened in the first movie and it blew O'Conners cover. Here the same thing happens in a similar way. You'd think the lesson was learned. Sigh. The new interest is Eva Mendes and she plays her character well enough. Accompanying O'Conner is Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) an old friend who originally has a grudge for some of his own issues. Even with this though, their chemistry works well.

Playing the drug lord is another interesting actor - Cole Hauser. He has a very smooth deep voice and resembles a very young Tom Berenger. He's also able to make his character seem dangerous enough to hurt someone. That's it for characters. The music produced by David Arnold of Stargate (1994) sounded better than BT's score from the first film but it wasn't evident enough. Barely heard a thing. As for action scenes, the racing is still fast paced and contains much of the same film making as the first, which kept the feeling the same. Other than that, the story feels the same as before but without Vin Diesel.

It's not a bad follow up to the first movie, but not casting Vin Diesel wasn't smart - it's like missing a piece to a puzzle. Other than that, it's still a decent watch with better music and well-staged action sequences.


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