The Fast and the Furious

Corrected entry: In the scene where Brian is talking to all the officers in the police hideaway the commanding officer is smoking a cigar, the scene cuts to a different angle and the cigar is gone.

Correction: The cigar's not gone, it's on the counter next to him. He dropped it when he tried to catch the guy that Brian pushed to the floor.


Corrected entry: When the four cars are racing down the street, Dom opens up his seat and turns on the nitrous, if you notice the knob he turns is on the far right side, and in the second shot, the knob is on the far left side.

Correction: He actually has 2 knobs for 2 containers of NOS. When Dom is turning the knob on the far right, you can't see the knob on the far left because it is in the shadows.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Don and Bryan first meet up with Johnny's motorcycle gang, as the motorcycles approach, there is a blue yamaha just behind the window on Don's side, when they cut to the shot inside the car, the blue yamaha is right next to Don, not only that, but it's a different yamaha. The bike outside the car has 2 circle headlights, and little red stripes down the nose, the one next to Don on the inside car shot has no stripes, and different headlights. (00:26:46)

Correction: There are 3 bikes on Dom's side of the car, 1 on the rear of the car, and 3 on Brian's side of the car. The middle bike on Dom's side of the car is hard to spot, but you can see it if you look closely. In all the shots, it is exactly even with Dom's window. This is the bike that has no stripes and different headlights. The bike behind this one, has the round headlights and is mistaken for the bike that appears next to Dom when the camera cuts to the inside the car angle.


Corrected entry: When Brian and Dom are sitting in that restaurant eating shrimps, there's a hill in the background. At first there's bright sunlight on the hill, a few seconds later, it's very dark on the hill.

Correction: It's early evening, somewhat cloudy (smoggy) and they're on the coast. Granted, the light changes slightly in the background every now and then, but very slighty. Thats perfectly normal in those conditions.


Corrected entry: When Bryan and Dom pull up next to the black Ferrari F355 Cabriolet in their newly restored, orange Toyota Supra, and begin to race, it is obvious that Bryan had to pull into oncoming traffic so he would not crash into the slow moving car in front of him. What you don't see is that the Ferrari has to pull onto the shoulder, which is a few inches below the road, which would make it very hard for him to get back on the road...

Correction: Actually, it's not. The shoulder is pretty much even with the road. But even if it were a few inches below the road, he could still get back on. Yes, it would be a bit more difficult, but he could do it.


Corrected entry: When Jesse is throwin' down the pinkslip for the Jetta Leon drives the car to the starting point and Tran's Honda is right by the Jetta. But when Brian asks, "Who are you racin'?" the black Honda pulls up a second time.

Correction: When Leon pulls Jesse's car up to the line with Tran, he pulls up farther than Tran does by maybe 1 or 2 feet. When Brian asks Jesse, "Who are you racin'" Tran pulls up even with Jesse's car so their windows are lined up with each other.


Corrected entry: At the end of the film it becomes apparent that Dom has badly injured his arm, so much so that he can't move it. However as he is pulling away in the Supra he manages to execute a perfect "e-brake" turn that would require two working hands.


Correction: Yes, Dom's arm is badly injured at the end, but he's just making a sharp U-turn that makes the tires squeal a little. It's not an e-brake turn. If you look closely when Dom drives off, you can see him turning with his uninjured right arm. The same arm one would use to pull on the e-brake. Thus, he could not have been using the e-brake.


Corrected entry: In the final hijack, in the civic driven by Toretto, the front H logo disappears from shot to shot.

Correction: No, it doesn't. It can't disappear because it's never there to begin with. There is an occasional silver glimmer on the front of the car where the H logo would be, but it's just the reflection of the sun. If you look closely, the silver glimmer moves up and down the front of the car, where as if it were an H logo, it would stay in the same place.


Corrected entry: When Brian saves Dom from the cops after the street race and they are driving, the Eclipse shifts gears while Brian's right hand is on the steering wheel the whole time.

Correction: Actually, no. Every time the Eclipse shifts gears, Brian's left hand is on the wheel. His right hand is never on the wheel when he is shifting.


Corrected entry: In the scene in which Johny Tran and his folks on bikes order Brian and Dom to stop, Brian stops with his back to the road they came from. When Tran rides away, we see that the green mitsubishi eclipse is with its front to the road they came from.

Correction: When Tran rides away, the green eclipse still has its back to the road they came in from. Tran and his gang do not go out the same way they came in.


Corrected entry: When the gang is putting together the orange car there is a shot of someone putting on the decal that looks like an arm pointing down the side of the car, except the car has not been painted yet. The car is still silver metal and after this shot is another when the car is actually shown to be bright orange.

Correction: The only time we see someone putting the pointing arm decal on the Supra is right before Dom and Letty make out in the garage. The car has already been painted orange, and the decal was the last thing to go on the car before it is finished.


Corrected entry: The black civics used to rob the trucks were made from 1992-1995. The parts that Hector orders are for his three civics from the 96-2000 generation of civics (as seen when Brian sneaks into Hector's garage later on). The parts he ordered could not be used on the Black Civics, and anyone who works in an import store would know this. Brian had no reason to suspect Hector based on the parts he ordered.

Correction: The police knew only (from the truck drivers') that the hijackers drove three black Honda Civics with neon kits. Neither the truck drivers' or the police knew the year of the Civics, so neither could Brian.

Corrected entry: When Dom speaks that immortal line "probably blown the welds on the intakes", never could a more stupid line be spoken by someone who supposedly knows about cars. For the inlet tract to 'blow', the inlet would have to be under increasing pressure, which isn't likely as the pressure occurs in the piston chambers, not the inlet tract.

Correction: He's not saying this as a fact, but an exaggeration and way of putting him down. It's a lot like saying someone "is such a bad cook, they'd burn water". Also, some variable length manifolds CAN in fact increase pressure due to their shape, which is why they are used in performance applications. What Dom is saying is that the pressure became so high it blew the welds, which anyone would know is an overstatement. Especially as a lot of high performance manifolds are cast, not welded.

Corrected entry: Nitrous oxide is not activated like a turbo boost on a video game. You switch it on before the start of a race and it is activated at a specific throttle position. Drag racing isn't a chess game where you have to trick the other driver as the last second to win.

Correction: The button on the steering wheel is used to activate the nitrous system's second stage. Brian does in fact receive a notice that stage one is complete.

This doesn't address the mistake. The mistake in the film is that the drivers use nitrous like a turbo boost in a video game, where it is used at just the right moment. The film implies that knowing when to use nitrous is a skill that is learned through experience. Tran and Toretto both demonstrate this. Tran even says "Too soon, Junior." when he's racing Jesse, implying that if Jesse had more experience he would have known not to use his nitrous early. This is hilariously false, as nitrous oxide is used for the entirety of a drag race to boost the engine's overall power. The point of a drag race is to get to the finish line first, there is no way you would "hold back" your engine power and use the boost at the last second to overtake your opponent. If you had been using the boost for the entire time you would get to the finish line faster. The film implies this is done because nitrous is dangerous and if you use too much your engine will be destroyed, which is also ridiculous.


Corrected entry: In one of the aerial shots after the first race. The police cars are driving onto the street. If you look closely you can see several police cars parked on the side streets waiting for the cue to pull onto he streets. (00:23:45)

Correction: The police could be deliberately using this tactic, so not a mistake.


Corrected entry: When Brian and Jessie are by the computer and put in a floppy disk and about all possible angles of a car show up. Most floppy disks have about 1.4-2 megabytes capacity. There is no way all of that stuff could have been on one floppy disk.

Correction: It could of just been a program on the computer and the floppy was a saved version of a file. It's just like saving a document from Word and opening it on floppy.

Corrected entry: When Tran is talking to the guy in his shop about the empty engine bays, the empty engine bays belong to a Civic and an Integra, yet Tran makes a comment about some Nissan SR20 motors for the engine bays. Interesting motor swap.

Correction: Interesting... but not impossible. Especially when you have the kind of money that Tran has. Notice when Brian warns Jesse not to race Tran he says, "Don't do it Jesse. I bet you he's got over 100 grand underneath the hood of that 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, short 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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Question: Jessie is using a car design program from the Supra. Does anyone know either what the program is or where to get it?


Chosen answer: It's not a real program, just some CGI. As well as when the pictures of "what it could look like" show up. Those are existing pictures of the car.

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