The Fast and the Furious

Corrected entry: At the end when Brian is chasing Chan on the motorcycle he uses one of his NOS. Then when racing Vin Diesel right after, he uses his NOS two more times. There was only 2 to use.


Correction: This is wrong you do not go through an entire bottle of nitrous oxide every time you use it.

Corrected entry: In the second scene of the movie, at Dodger stadium, the Eclipse is seen with clear 'NOS' Stickers. While the next scene is in sequence, as Brian is talking about the trip to dodger stadium, and then after that, only at the end of the scene does he request to put Nitrous in his car.

Correction: Anyone can put stickers of any type they want on their car. I've seen dozens of cars with "turbo" emblems or stickers when in fact they don't have one.


Corrected entry: In the scene where everyone gathers around Brian's car, and they are looking under the hood and asking questions; two problems arise. An actual turbo is nowhere in sight, nor a frontmount large enough to handle the immense number of pounds he claims to be pushing. Later he quotes that he spent around 4,000 to 5,000 dollars to turbo a non turbo car. Try around 15,000 when all is said and done, to turbo the exact same car.

Correction: Turbos can be placed under or behind the engine, therefore it may not be visible. Prices for installing a turbo vary greatly, and 4-5000 dollars is not unreasonable considering he worked at a parts supply store (employee discount alone is often 50% off retail, sometimes more) and if he did some or all of the work himself, there is little to no labor costs for an install. I can buy a turbo for my non-supercharged Grand Prix for around $1400 and installation would only be about another $1000 - 1600. This is for a V-6 engine, and includes an intercooler. If I rebuilt the entire engine, having a shop do all the work, and have the turbo kit installed, I would be paying about $6500. Parts can be more for an import, but still 4-5000 for a turbo doesn't sound unreasonable.

Correction: He may have been credited as a stunt coordinator, but he isn't. He was the owner of the orange Supra, and he was used as a consultant for the movie. Guy's name is Craig Lieberman.

Corrected entry: During the first hijacking scene, the hijacker shoots a dart through the glass and into the seat. Some kind of wire or equipment comes out of the truck when he pulls out the window, and it is there in the next shot, but has vanished in the following shot. (00:01:40)


Correction: The first dart goes through the glass and expands. He uses it to pull the windshield out then shoots another one into the seat to use as a safety wire when he climbs into the truck. This is more evident in the scene where Vince gets caught up in his wire after being shot.


Corrected entry: In the final race between Dom and Brian, Dom's Charger does a burnout and a wheelie at the same time, which is impossible. A burnout means there is no traction while a wheelie means there is too much traction. You can't have both at the same time. (01:35:50)

Correction: Riding street bikes for years I can tell you that if there is enough power you can not have great traction and bring the front wheel off the ground. Power wheelies are the most dangerous for that very reason.

Corrected entry: At one point during a party at his house, Dom tosses a glass bottle of beer out of a man's hand - yet there's no sound of it breaking, only hitting the ground like a large ball of metal. Throwing a glass beer such as this would've certainly caused it to break.

Correction: This isn't true. Glass bottles can be quite strong.


He forcefully bumped into his man, took the beer and gave it to Walker.

Corrected entry: In the last racing scene between Brian and Dom, there is a shot of Dom's feet. The pedals of the car show that it is an automatic and has no clutch pedal, yet Dom is shown shifting gears as if the car has a standard transmission. (01:33:00)

Correction: The shifter he is using is a Pro Ratchet type after market automatic shifter which allows gear selection like 1-2-3 etc.

Corrected entry: In the scene at the end where Dom and Brian are drag racing, Dom's car flips over Brian's. When the camera switches to the inside of his car, look on the dashboard, you can see the camera used for the close up shot of Brian a few seconds ago. (01:33:40)

Correction: This is actually part of the dial itself:

Corrected entry: When Brian is topping out his car in the beginning scene in the stadium lot, He shifts 8 times. No Eclipse is an "8 speed" that suddenly ends up in reverse, making 9 gears. You can see the first 5 to 6 shifts, you can hear the blow off valve for the 7th, and then the final 8th shift. (00:03:20)

Correction: There is a pause in the first shot but sounds more like a pedal release (for what reason is still up for grabs). 3 shifts are seen in hand shots...and 2 via the clutch. There is a phantom-like pause, hiss, and rpm drop suggesting a shift change but that is questionable and still makes only 6. After that is a downshift for the spinout.


Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Brian is testing out his Eclipse on the track you will notice that the camera view has changed from the passenger seat to the driver's seat. When the camera is in the driver's seat you can tell that Brian is still driving, now on the right-hand side of the car. This can be noticed by the proximity of the door to the driver. (00:03:29)

Correction: It's not changed sides, the camera has just zoomed in more.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Brian and Toretto pull in at Little Saigon with Tran's gang, you see Tran take off his helmet, his cousin Lance and everybody else. As Lance gets off his bike and holster his weapon, you see a female biker standing next to him, but as Lance gets his weapon and points it at Brian, she disappears. She appears and re-appears from shot to shot. (00:27:34)

Correction: The girl was far away enough from Lance that she wasn't seen in the shot. No mistake there.


Corrected entry: In the shot when Dom arrives at the first street race, you see him open his door to get out. The volume level of his car stereo increases, and after he closes the door it decreases. In fact, the driver's window is down the whole time as you can see Dom's fingers curl through the window frame to close the door. The volume level should have remained constant.

Correction: Not necessarily true. Many cars have speakers built into the driver's and passenger side door and when open will sound louder than closed as the bulk of the sound is no longer being directed to the inside of the car.


Correction: The Asian guy is not an actual champion street racer. His name is RJ De Vera and he is a developer of RO_JA wheels for race cars.


Correction: Not a champion Street Racer. He worked on cars and had his own custom shop. He also now works for Meguiars HQ. Attends car shows in his SLS AMG.

Corrected entry: When Brian is in the street race, with Dom, Ja Rule, and that Asian kid. He blows off his floor panel. How does stressing an engine blow off the floor panel? And furthermore, after stage one blows his engine, the engine should seize and the car should stop dead. (00:19:55)

Correction: If you listen at the end of the race Dom says he just fried piston rings and not blown the engine.

Corrected entry: In the beginning where the green car spins out, he starts by clutching out and puts the car into first gear. He then completely releases the clutch and accelerates. This would cause any car to stall - you need to clutch in slowly in first gear. (00:03:20)

Correction: If the author of this submission knew anything about how to drive a manual transmission, he would know that Brian is dumping the clutch to launch the car. You can hear him rev to about 4000rpms and dumping the clutch. This may cause wheelhop on a fwd vehicle but he will definitely not stall.

Corrected entry: Dom states in the film that the Charger has a 900 HP hemi. He goes on to tell Paul Walker that the car ran 9 seconds flat in the quarter mile. Walker's supra is said to be a 10 second car. Seeing as the Charger is so much faster, the race between the two cars should not be nearly as close as it was.

Glenn Morgan

Correction: Rightly so, however, Dom also says that the 9 seconds is what his father got and that he has never raced the car. Without experience, it is possible Dom made the car into a 10 second car and therefore the race was more even.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Dom arrives at the first race, he is greeted by one of the extras as he gets out his car. You can see and hear him say 'Hey Vin'.

Correction: This isn't a mistake at all...if you actually turn up the volume loud enough to listen to the background dialogue, you can HEAR and SEE the extra say "What's up, Dom?" He then says, "How ya feelin'?" He absolutely does NOT say "Vin" at all.

Corrected entry: When Brian gets into the fight, the parking lot behind him has the red car that they build later on in the movie.

Correction: The only "red" vehicle in the fight scene between Brian and Vince is the red Ford Lightning. The car that they build later on in the movie is not red at all, and it is an orange Supra.

Corrected entry: In the scene toward the end of the movie when Brian is chasing the bikes the pushes the left NOS button toward the top of the steering wheel. Then when Dom and Brain are racing to the train tracks at the end he pushes the right NOS button towards the top of the steering wheel, but then to beat the train he pushes the left top NOS button again.

Correction: Both of the buttons on his steering wheel control the NOS system, it helps balance out the levels of the tanks, if you push right, left, right, etc.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening hijack scene, the semi obviously has two sets of rear wheels on the trailer, but when it comes to the scene where the black Honda is under the trailer, there is only one set of rear wheels. (00:01:11)

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Trivia: When the "pizza boy" is stopped by the drag racing, the driver is Rob Cohen, the film's director. (00:15:48)

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Question: It is repeated that Bryan owes Dom a 10 second car. To me, a car has 4 wheels and an engine. What is a "10 second car"?


Chosen answer: It's a car with the power to do a quarter-mile drag race of the type depicted in the film in ten seconds.


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