The Fast and the Furious

Revealing mistake: In the race with the four cars in the beginning, if you look inside Ja Rule's car you can see it's not him. (00:18:35)

Continuity mistake: Right at the end when Vin and the rest are preparing to rob the final truck, Vin says something like "Let's go." A duffel bag of equipment comes flying at him, presumably from another person, that Vin catches in mid-air. In an immediate overhead shot from Vin's back, he has the bag in his hand but there is no one anywhere near him who could have thrown the bag. The closest person in maybe 25 feet away. The shallow angle that the bag arrived and the heavy equipment in it shows that it was a close throw of a few feet at most. (01:16:00)

Factual error: Brian tells Dom that hector is running spoon engines with T66 turbos and a motec system exhaust. Spoon engines are typically 1.6L and are a terrible drag racing choice, also a 1.6L engine cannot properly spool a T66 turbo as the exhaust gasses do not have enough pressure to effectively spool the turbo.

Factual error: In the beginning of the film where Jessy is looking under the hood of Brian's car he says he has a T4 turbo. On NON turbocharged Eclipses, the intake is routed along the driver's side of the engine, which you can see (the big chrome tube). On the turbocharged Eclipses, the intake is on the front passenger side and routes to the passenger side of the engine to the throttle body near the fire-wall. Non turbo Eclipses have the throttle body on the driver's side.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when the Chinese guy is shooting at Brian's car, if you watch closely in the background, the street changes from having lots of cars on it to none or hardly none at all. (01:28:45)

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Continuity mistake: The smudges and blood-stains on Dom's shirt in the end change a lot during the scene. (01:25:50)

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene with the race with the Dodge Charger, the Dodge hits the truck, flips over, and the air filters sticking out next to the air intake disappear. In fact, the car used in the flip is a replica, with a fake intake stuck on top of the bonnet. (01:37:40)

Continuity mistake: During the first race, Brian's cars hood pin wires appear and disappear. (00:19:30)


Audio problem: In the first hijacking scene, where the Honda Civic darts under the trailer, you hear the car shift up 3 times. Each time, it pulls high revs, yet the Civic doesn't move forward (at one point it almost goes under the rear wheels of the trailer) or crash into the back of the main tractor unit. Surely, with the performance of these vehicles against a laden truck, shifting up three times would have caused it to hit the tractor unit. (00:02:39)

Continuity mistake: When Brian and Dom get pulled over by Tran's gang, there is a shot of both Brian and Dom getting out of the car and shutting their doors. Then it cuts to a shot of Lance taking off his helmet. If you look in the background, you can see Brian getting out of his car again, and shutting his door again. (00:27:27)


Continuity mistake: Watch the scene where everyone is scrambling to run to their cars after Leon yells "Cops!" When Mia runs and gets into the passenger seat of Letty's purple 240SX, you can see that the driver is not Letty. The driver looks nothing like Letty (hair and face are different). (01:46:48)

Revealing mistake: In the first race, Brian is going at 140 Mph but his hood clip cable is straight in the air and is not moving. (00:19:25)

Continuity mistake: During the first race scene Brian uses NOS to take over the guy next to him in the red car. You can see Brian taking over the red car, then it cuts to inside the red car, and Brian is taking over it again. (00:18:40)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where the cars are hijacking the truck with the harpoon, it shoots through the windshield, leaving a big, shattered hole. When it cuts back to the truck again, the windshield is fine. (01:21:22)

Continuity mistake: In the scene with the motorcycle chase they jump off the same hill twice which is in West Hollywood, once they go down the hill and turn the corner they are magically in San Pedro. (01:35:29)

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Continuity mistake: When Brian pulls up to Dom's garage towing a red car, Jessie looks under the hood, and the shot from inside the car shows Jessie in one shot with his arms down, in the next shot, he has them up or crossed. (00:37:25)


Revealing mistake: In the extra scene after the credits, you can see tyre marks in the sand ahead of where Dom is driving. (01:42:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Brian gives Mia a Snapple to drink, she takes a drink of it. Her hand position and the label of the bottle change from the shot from Mia's front and the side shot of them both as she is taking a sip.


Revealing mistake: During the high-speed chase with the tractor trailer, Vince fires one grappling wire through the truck's passenger windscreen to pull the glass out. He fires a second grappling wire through the now-open windscreen and grapples the passenger seat, then attaches the grappling wire to his harness and leaps to the front of the truck. So, his only tether to the truck is the horizontal grappling wire attached inside the truck cab. But, when the truck driver slams on the brakes, Vince is catapulted around the truck's front-end to the side door, his full weight suspended from a visible, vertical line that is attached to something several feet above the truck cab. The taut line from above even crushes the truck's side-view mirror under Vince's weight. This is the stuntman's safety cable, attached to an overhead boom mounted out-of-frame on top of the truck rig.

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Continuity mistake: When Dom and Brian are back at Dom's place right before Jesse gets shot, there are blood stains on Dom's shirt. The stains seem to change during the shots between Dom and Brian.

Johnny Tran: I'll see you in the desert next month. Be ready to have your ass handed to you.
Dom: You're gonna need more than that crotch rocket.
Johnny Tran: I got something for you.

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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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