The Fast and the Furious

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: When Jesse pulls up to a drag race, he is in a 4 door VW Jetta with white roof, handles and seat belts - its pillars are white too. In the middle of the drag race he is in a Honda civic coupe with 2 doors (rear windows shape is coupe) black roof handles, the seat belts have no pillars, and the belts are black. (01:12:50)

Correction: The car Jessie is driving stays the same throughout. Johnny Tran is racing a Honda with black roof and seat belts.

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Corrected entry: The Supra is a '10 second car' The Ferrari 355 he races is only a '13 second car'. The drag is incorrectly portrayed as being very close. 3 seconds is a massive advantage.

Correction: If you watch the scene Brian has to swing out two lanes to his left in order to avoid traffic before swerving back over into his lane. This would substantially slow him down (also it isn't that close of a race as he is at least a half second ahead of the Ferrari in the last shot and still pulling away).

Corrected entry: Tran is seen with the other Asian guy on dirt bikes after Tran wins the Jetta. The helmets they are wearing require goggles as they do not have a built in visor. Tran is not wearing goggles so we can see his pretty face. Motorcycle people know you cannot see anything over 30 mph without eye protection. However, he never appears to struggle.

Correction: I've driven a motorcycle many times at interstate speeds of 70 mph, even 90 mph and can see just fine without goggles. Not saying it's safe, but not impossible, nor difficult.

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 a real quarter mile race a racer would only be able to change gear about 2 times as its over in roughly 10 seconds, In the 1st race they are shown shifting gear about 5 or more times.

Correction: It is quite possible to change gears 4 or 5 times in a quarter mile drag. Check the Hennessey Motorsport website and they have video of an 850hp Viper pulling a 10 second pass and the incar video shows the driver changing gears 4 times. Another thing to take into account is that you don't shift based on time, you shift based on keeping your RPM in the "power band", not a lot of cars are still in an RPM power band in second gear at 100 mph.

Corrected entry: When all the cars drive to the race at the beginning, a Honda Accord Estate with its bonnet off, pulls up and you can see the yellow Skyline parked next to it, but after that it shows the Skyline pull up and then the Accord is not there. Then when the pizza bloke pulls up, the Skyline and the Accord are parked together again in the same position. (00:15:18)

Correction: Both yellow cars are 2 different cars. One is a skyline, the other an eclipse.

Corrected entry: In the beginning race, they mention blowing the welds off of the manifolds. If you know your metals and car parts, any manifold (intake or exhaust) that has welds has usually been damaged in the past and the weld is a quick fix. They are usually made by casts and no welds are used in making them. (00:22:08)

Correction: Aftermarket intake manifolds are commonly fabricated, not cast, in order to fit or function for their particular applications. The sheer cost of tooling for casting intakes makes it prohibitive for nearly all low-volume, niche aftermarket segments. Fabrication would also allow flexibility in the design, such as additional bungs for his secondary injectors and direct port nitrous injectors.

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: The guy in the white shirt who starts the races at 'Race Wars' is the stunt coordinator of The Fast and the Furious.

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: 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.


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: When the police storm the cafe for Lance, you see him get choke-slammed by an officer and the cop puts his knee on his face. When the shot changes to a close-up of Lance's face, the cop puts his knee on his face again. (01:02:55)

Correction: The cop in the first shot puts his knee by the side of Lance. In the next shot he brings it up and puts it on his face. Not a mistake.

A Demon Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are trying to get Vince off the truck the Civic changes from having regular tail lights to the clear ones. (01:24:12)


Correction: They are normal all the way through. The clear one is the one that was shot out by the driver of the lorry.

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Corrected entry: In the last scene when Brian and Dom are racing the quarter mile and after they go past the train, when Dom hits the big truck, you can see the stunt ramp. You can see it if you look under the truck wheels.

Correction: I just viewed this scene very carefully and no ramp is visible.

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Corrected entry: When Brian arrives to Race wars, two big security guys stop him and one says, "Welcome to Race wars." His lips are not in sync with the audio as the audio is about a second too early. (01:07:10)

Andreas Winnberg

Correction: The words are not out of sync - I just watched this part 3 times to make sure.

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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.

A Demon Premium member

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Corrected entry: Dom and Brian switch sides during the explosion of Brian's car.

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

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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.

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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.

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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: 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: 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.

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: When Dom drags Brian in the Charger, when he does the wheelie, if you pause it at the right moment you can see the wheelie bar coming out of the back.

Correction: I have looked at this part in slow motion and using frame by frame, I cannot see any bars coming out the back, or underneath of the car, all you see is smoke from the tires.


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 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.


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 first race, with Dom, Brian, Ja Rule, and the Asian guy, the Asian guy was an actual champion street racer.

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: 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.

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 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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 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: When Brian arrives at the gathering of all the racers, between the buildings, there is a camera shot where the camera is real low as he drives by. With the green lights below his car you can see a loop of hose dragging on the ground. (00:10:30)

Correction: It isn't a piece of hose, it's the nos line that runs under the car, or a ground wire.

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.

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.

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: In the drag race scene with four cars, speeds of 160 mph are achieved. This would put their e/t's (estimated times) at around 8-9 seconds, not 10. Granted the 1/4 race scene lasts about 2 minutes, but it's implied that Brian owes Dom a 10 second car...

Correction: Yes, speeds of 160 mph are achieved in this drag, but from that fact alone you simply cannot narrow it down that they finished in 8-9 seconds. There are way too many other variables that come into play. Just to name a few: How good their start was, how quickly they got to 160 mph and how long they stayed there before they crossed the finish line. There is no way of judging these other variables, so there is no way you can simply say that they would have finished in 8-9 seconds, not 10.


Corrected entry: When Dom hits the 18 wheeler in the black car at the end of the movie the front end is not messed up at all.

Correction: That's because the truck hits the side of Dom's car, not the front.


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."


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: In The First race with the 4 cars you see all 4 guys shift into first gear. If you look each hand is a white person's hand that shifts the gear. Out of all the 4 guys there are 2 white guys, a Chinese guy, and a black guy.

Correction: Each hand is not a white guy's hand. The first hand is white, belonging to Toretto. The second hand having little or no hair, is oriental. The third hand is Ja Rule's hand, it's not dark black, but it's definitely black. And the fourth belongs to Paul Walker, with the rubber band around the wrist.


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: Just before the 4 car race, when all the cars are driving from the warehouses to the start there is a shot from above and far away of the stream of cars, you can see the helicopter providing the lighting on the right of the screen, and if it was meant to be a police helicopter the race never would have gone ahead.

Correction: It's not a helicopter, it's just a light on top of a building.


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: Near the start when Brian arrives at the first street race and meets Dom, he is driving a green car. Yet when the black guy lifts the bonnet, the car is black. When the camera cuts back to the car, it's green again.

Correction: The car is green throughout the whole movie - it appears to be black in that scene because it has a black carbon fibre hood which is popular among import street racing.

Corrected entry: In the scene where everyone is about to eat and Jesse say the blessing he thanks God for "titanium valve springs". Well, if you know about cars, you know there is no such thing as "titanium valve springs". There's titanium valves but no valve springs.

Correction: The knowledge of this site's visitors never ceases to amaze me. There are in fact titanium valve springs - check out the proof. Guess the original contributor didn't know as much as he thought...

Corrected entry: When Dom is telling Bryan the story about his father losing control coming out of the "final turn"...did anyone but me wonder which dragstrip had any turns in it. Cool movie, but drag racing means 1320 feet (or possibly 660 feet) - straight ahead boys.

Correction: in Dom's speech, he says that his dad was stock car racing, which is on a circular track.

Corrected entry: In the final chase with the two bikes and the supra. Just before the 1st guy on the bike crashes going down hill, he is holding a firearm. A second later the firearm is gone and both hands have a firm grip on the handle bars as he crashes down the hill.

Correction: They have tactical slings on their weapons. This allows them to drop the weapons when they need both hands and pick the weapon up again quickly when they don't. The weapon is probably behind his back.

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.

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