The Fast and the Furious

Corrected entry: When Dom, Ja Rule etc are checking out Brian's engine, Ja Rule looks in the engine bay then declares that Brian has "enough NOS to blow himself up". This is impossible for him to tell just by looking at the engine as the NOS bottles are mounted on the back seat. (00:14:00)

Correction: Whilst it is true he says that after looking at the engine, he could have seen beforehand that his Nos is on the back.


Corrected entry: In the first street race the amount of racers around at the end of the race is less than the number of cars marking out the track. (00:22:00)

Correction: Not everyone is up by Dom and Brian. If you look you can see people all the way down the row of cars.


Corrected entry: After the end of the first street race when Dom is going on about being a real racer and how it doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Behind him is a kid in a black shirt with spiky hair, it then cuts over to Brian and the same kid is behind him. (00:22:38)

Correction: I just watched this and the same people are in the same place depending on the angle. There is someone who looks like the kid behind Brian, who is behind Dom.


Corrected entry: At the beginning, during the first race scene Toretto pulls away from the white car, so there is now some distance between Toretto and the white car, yet when the camera cuts to a front view, the white car is now magically level with Toretto's bumper or very close to it. (00:18:05)


Correction: I just watched this part of the film and nothing of the kind happens.


Corrected entry: When Brian brings Dom back to the fort, Dom talks to Vince about where they were. When Vince says, "That s**t was orchestrated.", he's seen from the side view, but clearly his mouth doesn't move.

Correction: His mouth does move, but it's hard to see due to the shadow.


Correction: They don't switch sides during this scene.


Corrected entry: In the first street racing scene where Brian first drives up to join the others, a shot of the front underside of his car reveals a hose dangling from under the car. Too much money and effort are put into the construction of these vehicles and something this sloppy would not have been left alone.

Correction: Something like that could also happen enroute to the race. I have a BMW 735iL that I take a lot of pride in, yet I have a headlight washer hose that drops below the valance numerous times a month. I don't crawl under the car every time it happens to refasten it. If the dangling hose disappeared in a following shot then it would be a legitimate mistake.

Corrected entry: The scene starts at 38:12 on the dvd when a tow truck backs in next to Toretto's shop and Brian presents Dom and the team with his new car the one that's all burned up. Notice there is a little black import inside the shop, and the tow truck is blocking the entry to the shop. The shot goes overhead looking down at the burned up car and it's all of a sudden inside the shop facing out and no tow truck, the next shot is from inside the car and you can see it's inside the shop, the next shot is from behind the burned up car facing out and you can see the little black import is outside. (00:38:10 - 00:39:35)

Correction: They moved the black car outside to put the Supra (the burned up car) in the garage. Some time could have passed between the shot of the Supra on the truck and the Supra in the garage.

Corrected entry: In the DVD edition, Rob Cohen tells the viewer that the racers don't have rear view mirrors in their cars, because they don't have time to look at them; but in the first race Brian pulls out laptops, presses buttons, reads graphs, all of which are on the passenger seat! (00:17:30)

Correction: The laptops, buttons and graphs are used by Brian to see how the car is performing, it gives him an idea of when to use nitro and other boosts. Since he has all these to keep an eye on while driving as fast as possible he doesn't have time to look in a rear mirror. Same for the other drivers.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jesse is looking at Brian Spilner's engine, he says "I see a cool-air intake, it's got a NOS fogger system, the T4 turbo, Dominic. I see a AIC controller, it has direct port nitrous injection..." You would not have this on any NOS or N2o setup. It would be either/or.

Correction: The submission isn't clear as to what the either/or is, but I will assume that it is having a NOS fogger with direct port nitrous. Brian had two stages of nitrous which were activated by the two buttons on his steering wheel. One could be a fogger and the other a direct port system.

Corrected entry: After Brian checks on Tran who dies from falling off the bike, he looks up the hill to see Dom's Charger. Dom drives off and you see that only the passenger side wheel spins, indicating that the car doesn't have a limited-slip-differential. Later when Brian drags Dom on the approach to the trainline, both of the Charger's wheels spin which would need a limited-slip-differential otherwise, only the wheel with the least grip would spin. (01:34:53)

Correction: Dom's Charger could be equipped with a locker differential that is activated from the driver's seat. These are used to improve performance during drag races but can be turned off for normal driving.

Corrected entry: When we first see Brian's Ford truck, the grill has no Ford emblem on it, but later when we see the truck hauling all the parts to rebuild the car he gave to Turetto, the Ford emblem is on the grill.

Correction: The Ford emblem is always on the grill in every scene of the movie.

Corrected entry: When Brian gets his new car the hood scoops have no grills over them but when he goes to race wars they have grills.

Correction: The grills are always there, but they are more obvious in the strong overhead light evident during Race Wars.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film where Bryan and Dom are chasing the dirtbikes, Dom hits one bike with the back of his car and the bike goes to the left, yet in the next shot, the bike flies off the hill towards the right.

Correction: Dom hits the rear wheel, forcing it to the left and similarly jolting the rider. Thus, the bike turns to the right and flies off the road.


Corrected entry: When Dom is about to crack Tran one at 'Race Wars' for accusing Dom of "narking" on him, and the crowd rushes in to a big brawl just after this, in a shot of Dom you can see his pal Leon bracing himself for the rush of the crowd. (01:14:25)

Correction: Leon could probably tell that there would be a fight and readies himself for the onslaught of the crowd.

Corrected entry: In the Malibu, Dominic and Brian drive the Supra and pull up next to a Ferrari. After Dominic says to Brian, "Smoke him", a shot of both Ferrari and Supra is shown with the Ferrari's headlights in the open position. After the traffic light has changed to green and both cars drive away, the headlights are closed. (01:06:25)

Correction: That's not necessarily a mistake. If I was going to race, and I had pop-up headlights, I'd close them to be more aerodynamic. Having them up only creates more drag.

Corrected entry: In the final race scene between Vin and Paul, right after they clear the train tracks, Vin's car hits the green truck. After the obviously horrible accident, the truck is just gone. One would think the driver would come over to check on any injured parties, but you never see it again.

Correction: After Dom's car has finished crashing, and the camera swings around to where it shows Brian helping Dom out of the car, in the background you can see the truck with most of its front end mangled.

Corrected entry: In the shot when Dom goes to see what Brian has under the hood before the 4 car race, the NOS lines in Brian's car are on the left. When he starts the race, his car torques to the right, meaning that the engine went to the left: toward the NOS lines. There is no way that Brian would have installed the NOS lines on the left side of the engine. If you torque your engine toward the NOS lines you risk cutting them. Any real street racer would have put them on the right so that they wouldn't blow themselves up. (00:14:13)

Correction: Being that Bryan is driving a front wheel drive car with an "east-west" engine - the torque would rotate the enging towards the front of the car and therefore there is no risk of cutting the nos lines.

Corrected entry: It is said that it is a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, but it has a 1968 front grill. The 69' has a chrome split down the middle, but the 68 has four round taillights (2 on each side) while the 69' has moulded body taillights (1 on each side.)

Correction: At the start of the scene Dom informs Brian that his dad built the car, this means that he probably salvaged parts from other cars to put it together.

Corrected entry: In the 4 car race with Brian, Dominic, Eddie and the Asian guy, Brian blows out his passenger side floor plate after using the second Nos burst. But when he picks up Dominic to escape from the cops, Dominic sits comfortably in the passenger seat. (00:19:58)

Correction: A part of the floor plan does fly out under the car. But we never see Dom put his feet on the floor. There are other places they could rest - further up the floor well, the door sill or the side of the transmission tunnel. Only a small square of metal comes off the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Jesse is going to race Johnny Tran at Race Wars for pink slips, and Johnny Tran pulls up in his Honda S2000, Tran has on a black long-sleeved shirt. When the camera goes from side to front view, Tran has on a black tank top. (01:12:41)

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Toretto: Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning.

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Trivia: The driver of the Ferrari that Brian and Dom race in the Supra is Neal Moritz, the producer of the movie. (01:06:28)


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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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