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Back in 2001 when The Fast and the Furious – a modestly-budgeted retread of Point Break set in the world of illegal street racing – was first released, few would have predicted that it would spawn a slew of increasingly profitable sequels, each with a cast more impressive and stunts more self-consciously ludicrous than the last.
Worldwide gross: 7 million In brief: The one where it all began Characters introduced: Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) – Undercover LAPD Officer Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) – Leader of an illegal street-racing gang Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) – Dominic's partner in racing and romance Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) – Dom's sister, who runs a café and grocery shop Vince (Matt Schulze) – Brian's main rival in Dom's gang The plot: LAPD Officer and keen petrol-head Brian O'Conner goes undercover to investigate an illegal street-racing gang who are suspected of stealing valuable electronics Best action sequence: An attempted truck hijacking by Dom and his gang turns ugly – cue a high-speed chase with Brian opting to blow his cover and rescue his injured rival, Vince Defining moment: The Fast & Furious films remain iconic for their night-time street races, with flaming exhausts, deafening revving, and NOS (Nitrous Oxide) speed boosts. Typical line: "You break her heart, I'll break your neck" – Dom when he discovers Brian has feelings for Mia Did you know?• Neither Michelle Rodriguez or Jordana Brewster had a driving license prior to working on the film.Rodriguez – who’s been caught speeding and DUI since – says that learning for The Fast and the Furious probably gave her some bad driving habits.• The Race Wars driving contest at the centre of the film saw 1500 car enthusiasts head to San Bernardino International Airport to populate the scene.• The Volkswagen Jetta that Jesse drives in Race Wars was later bought by Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz.
• The Fast and the Furious was based on a 1989 feature in Vibe magazine by reporter Kenneth Li, who befriended a street racer named Rafael Estevez – a legend who known for winning high-stakes races and outrunning the cops at 200mph in his souped-up Honda Civic.Estevez now runs a garage in Queens, New York, and recently confessed that "Nowadays, my wife drives faster than me." The verdict: If "cop goes undercover in an extreme sports gang to investigate robberies" sounds familiar, it's because that's the exact plot of Point Break.Swapping surfing for neon-drenched drag racing, what The Fast and the Furious lacks in originality it makes up for in slick chase sequences and a likeable cast headed up by Paul Walker, sporting the most Noughties-looking blonde curls imaginable, and Vin Diesel, who looks no different 14 years later.Citizen Kane it ain't, but it still holds up as a great Friday night watch. There are a few dodgy sequels to plough through before the series gets good again.Director: John Singleton Worldwide gross: 6 million In brief: The one with the most street-racing New characters: Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) – Brian's childhood friend and fellow racer Tej Parker (Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) – Street race organiser Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) – Undercover US Customs Service agent The plot: On the run from the law after letting Dom get away, Brian has turned to racing for money.Caught by the feds, he's offered a deal to take down Miami drug lord Carter Verone with childhood friend Roman Pearce in exchange for his freedom.