2 Fast 2 Furious

June 6th, 2003


2 Fast 2 Furious

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John Singleton, Tyrese Gibson and Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 FuriousStill of Mark Boone Junior in 2 Fast 2 FuriousEva Mendes at event of 2 Fast 2 FuriousStill of Cole Hauser in 2 Fast 2 FuriousStill of Ludacris and Devon Aoki in 2 Fast 2 FuriousStill of Tyrese Gibson and Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Former cop, Brian O'Conner is finally arrested after letting his leader escape the law. To avoid the consequences, he must now work with an old college friend and help the police arrest a local drug exporter.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.3/10 (70,288 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: John Singleton

Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser

Former cop Brian O'Conner who teams up with his ex-con pal Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of 'dirty' money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone, while actually working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes to bring Verone down.

Writers: Gary Scott Thompson, Michael Brandt

Paul Walker - Brian O'Conner
Tyrese Gibson - Roman Pearce (as Tyrese)
Eva Mendes - Monica Fuentes
Cole Hauser - Carter Verone
Ludacris - Tej (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Thom Barry - Agent Bilkins
James Remar - Agent Markham
Devon Aoki - Suki
Amaury Nolasco - Orange Julius
Michael Ealy - Slap Jack
Jin Auyeung - Jimmy
Edward Finlay - Agent Dunn
Mark Boone Junior - Detective Whitworth
Mo Gallini - Enrique (as Matt Gallini)
Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez - Roberto

Taglines: 2Tuff


Official Website: Max Power (Emap) / UIP [uk] | Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 6 June 2003

Filming Locations: Infinite Horizon Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $50,472,480 (USA) (8 June 2003) (3408 Screens)

Gross: $236,350,661 (Worldwide) (28 September 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Most of the cars were heavily reinforced with roll cages for the bridge jump. However, the roll cage would have been all too obvious in the convertible S2000. So, the stunt crew rigged up a remote control version for the jump with a dummy in the driver's seat.

Continuity: In the first race of the film, when the driver of the Supra uses Nos to get past Brian, he presses the right button. Later when he uses Nos to jump the bridge he presses the same button again.

[first lines]
Tej: Yo, Jimmy, man, give me the status. Tell me we good.

User Review

Slow acting, slow action

Rating: 1/10

Having seen and enjoyed the first movie I had moderate hope for this one but it looks like yet another sequel that should never have been made. It's impossible to know just how bad the acting was as dialog was contrived and uncomfortable and probably wouldn't have sounded natural from even the best speakers. However, bad acting is bad acting and this was certainly about as bad as it comes. The one exception to this was ludacris who was suprisingly enjoyable while on screen but those times were too short and too far between. All of this could easily have been forgiven though if the action measured up. After all, this isn't hamlet right? Unfortunately "2 fast" fell short here as well unless one likes seeing gear shifts, speed-o needles, and mechanically impossible driving sequences. In the year of the matrix, the hulk, and later return of the king this one simply wont measure up to it's competition and in the lexicon of exciting driving movies (Fast and the Furious, Blue Brothers, Gone in Sixty Seconds, etc.) it doesn't even deserve mention.

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What really irks me are the incredibly fake driving sequences. You don't need to know much about cars to know that you can't drive at freeway speeds in reverse, most care are geared even lower in reverse than in first. HEAVY duty swerving as seen in the opening race scenes can't be done at anything higher than 40 (try it sometime but don't sue me when you roll it or fishtail right off the road). Star Wars type light speed effects don't happen at 80 miles an hour (or even 120) regardless of what you're dumping into your engine. In the final scene you see the speed-o creep past 90, 100, 110, 120 all to barely eek past a boat that wouldn't be capable of speeds greater than 25 or so. The one and only interesting stunt is the well done truck scene which is shown in it's entirety (yes, it's only about 10 seconds) during the previews.


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