2003 film directed by John Singleton
“ Too Fast Too Furious ” redirects here. not to be confused with Too Fat Too Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 american action film directed by John Singleton from a screenplay by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, from a report by Brandt, Haas, and Gary Scott Thompson. It is the sequel to The Fast and the Furious ( 2001 ), is the moment installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, and stars Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner alongside Tyrese Gibson and Eva Mendes. In the film, ex-LAPD officer Brian O’Conner and his friend Roman Pearce ( Gibson ) go clandestine for the U.S. Customs Service to apprehend a drug overlord in exchange for the expunction of their condemnable records.

A second Fast & Furious film was planned immediately after the theatrical performance release of its predecessor in 2001, [ 4 ] and was confirmed with the returns of Walker and producer Neal H. Moritz. Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen, the co-star and conductor of the first movie, were unable to return ; Gibson and Singleton joined the hurl in their absence in 2002. To canonically account for Diesel ‘s passing, the short film The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious ( 2003 ) was produced and released. principal photography for 2 Fast 2 Furious commenced in September 2002 and lasted until that December, with film locations including Miami and the surrounding areas in southerly Florida. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] 2 Fast 2 Furious premiered at the Universal Amphitheatre on June 3, 2003, and was stagily released global by Universal Pictures on June 6. The movie received blend to negative reviews from critics, with criticism for its screenplay and miss of originality, but received some praise for its blithe tone. 2 Fast 2 Furious was a commercial success, grossing over $ 236 million worldwide, making it the 17th highest-grossing film of 2003 and the then-highest gross film in the franchise. The standalone sequel film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, was released in 2006 .

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After letting Dominic Toretto escape from the authorities, [ N 1 ] disgraced LAPD officer Brian O’Conner flees from Los Angeles to escape prosecution. He subsequently relocates to Miami and makes a support participating in illegal street races, driving a heavily modified silver Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. [ N 2 ] The races are organized by his local machinist ally Tej Parker. After winning a race against drivers including Suki, the police show up and Brian is arrested. He is taken into custody, but given a distribute by his early emboss FBI Agent Bilkins and U.S. Customs Agent Markham to go clandestine and bring down argentinian drug overlord Carter Verone in exchange for clearance of his criminal record. Agent Monica Fuentes, who has been clandestine with Verone for a year, agrees to assist bringing Brian into the organization. Brian agrees on the condition that he is given permission to choose his own partner. This prompts Brian to travel to Barstow, where he enlists the help oneself of childhood acquaintance Roman Pearce, who served imprison time for house stolen cars in a garage and presently making a surviving as a destruction bowler hat driver. Roman, presently on parole, gets into a brief battle and blames Brian for his catch, but reluctantly agrees to help in switch over for the lapp deal Brian was offered. For their deputation, they are issued two impound, modified cars—a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII and a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS. Roman and Brian compete against rival drivers to obtain a package from a confiscated Ferrari located in a batch with Verone hiring the drivers who get it. During the race, some of the chartered drivers crash while a few are injured by big rigs. Markham, who mistakenly thinks that the duet is trying to run away, follows them to the lot. The police still-hunt spooks Roman, who shoots at Markham to help maintain his cover. Roman late confronts the agent for interfering with the deputation. Brian is able to salvage the situation, however, telling Bilkins that Verone is allegedly aiming to launder his money in Miami before escaping on his private jet. Brian and Roman challenge a copulate of muscle cable car drivers they raced when competing for Verone ‘s lease, for pink slips. Despite locomotive and power output signal handicaps, they win the race and obtain the equal cars—a 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC and a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T previously driven by the rent drivers. Roman belated confronts Brian about the changeless menace of Verone ‘s men ; however, they patch up their differences and focus on completing the deputation. At the VIP section of a cabaret, Brian and Roman witness Verone torturing MPD Detective Whitworth into giving his men a windowpane of opportunity to make their getaway. The following morning, Monica warns them that they will be killed once the drop is made. Despite this, Markham refuses to call off the subcontract, claiming that it is their one gamble to catch Verone. On the day of the mission, Brian and Roman begin transporting duffel bag bags of Verone ‘s money with Verone ‘s associates—Enrique and Roberto—riding aboard to accompany them. Before the windowpane is set, Whitworth decides to call in the police to move in for an check of the drivers of the cars used by Brian and Roman. This results in a high-speed chase across the city, with Bilkins and U.S. Customs besides tracking them. The duet leads the cops to a warehouse, where a “ scamper ” by hundreds of street racers organized by Tej disorients the cops. Following the clamber, the patrol oversee to pull over the Evo and the Eclipse, only to find out that they were driven by Tej and Suki. As it turns out, the duet had switched cars and had escaped in the two muscle cars they had won sooner. As Brian approaches the destination charge in his Camaro, Enrique tells him to take the Tarpon Point Marina exit, alternatively of heading to the airfield. meanwhile, Roman gets rid of Roberto by using an improvised ouster seat in his rival powered by azotic oxide. At the airfield, Customs agents have Verone ‘s plane and convoy surrounded, only to discover they have been duped into a decoy maneuver while Verone is at a boatyard several miles away. Verone reveals he knew Monica was an clandestine agent, and intentionally gave her wrong information on the address point. When Brian arrives at the Marina, Verone forces Monica onto his secret yacht and orders Enrique to kill Brian. As Enrique prepares to kill him, Brian ‘s ouster seat fails, but Roman suddenly appears and helps Brian to incapacitate Enrique. Verone makes his escape, but Brian and Roman use the Camaro to drive off a ramp, crashing on top of the yacht. Brian shoots and wounds Verone moments before he was about to shoot Brian and Roman with his shotgun, making him miss, who is then arrested by Monica. As separate of the deal, Markham clears Brian and Roman ’ s criminal record, and in refund Roman turns over the second half of Verone ‘s cash. The two agree to stay in Miami, and Brian suggests opening a garage – funded by a cut of Verone ‘s cash Roman kept for themselves .

cast [edit ]

chief article : List of Fast & Furious characters
Producer Neal H. Moritz makes a cameo appearance as a patrol officer during a chase scene .

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Development [edit ]

Because of the incredible reception to The Fast and the Furious, we knew we had struck a chord with young audiences. I believe we had tapped into a culture—the very urban worldly concern of street rush. It very resonated with our fans, who continued to support the film when it hit the streets on DVD and video—I beggarly, it in truth good exploded again, allowing evening more people a gamble to take the ride. We knew they were ready for another film, but merely if we delivered one with the same authenticity and edge as the first. well, we ‘ve done good that .

—Producer Neal H. Moritz, on greenlighting the project sequel. [ 7 ]

Plans to make a sequel came about after the box agency success of The Fast and the Furious, [ 7 ] which grossed over $ 200 million worldwide. [ 4 ] John Singleton had seen the foremost film and was awed by it, saying : “ When I saw The Fast and the Furious, I was like, ‘Damn, why did n’t I think of that ? ‘ Growing up in South Central L.A., we had street races all the time. ” Singleton ‘s rave reaction of the film ampere well as the culture of street race in general influenced his decision to direct the sequel. The director besides claimed that the concept of street race could be something young audiences can relate to. [ 7 ] The screenplay was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, along with Gary Scott Thompson ( the co-writer from the inaugural film ). [ 8 ] There were two film treatments submitted early on, one of which did not involve Vin Diesel ‘s character in the event the actor would not return for the sequel. [ 9 ] Singleton credited Top Gun as a major determine for the film, particularly with see to the action sequences. [ 10 ] Vin Diesel was offered $ 25 million to return in the sequel as Dominic Toretto. [ 5 ] however, he refused after reading the screenplay as he felt that its electric potential was inferior compared to that of its harbinger ; rather, he chose to appear in The Chronicles of Riddick. [ 11 ] According to Variety magazine in 2015 he was less taken with what the screenwriters had in beware for the film, “ They did n’t take a Francis Ford Coppola approach path to it. They approached it like they did sequels in the ’80s and ’90s, when they would drum up a raw fib unrelated for the most part, and slap the lapp name on it. ” [ 5 ] however, Diesel reflected on his decision in a July 2014 report from Uproxx, saying : “ I would ‘ve said, ‘Do n’t walk away from it barely because the script sucked in 2 Fast 2 Furious because there ‘s an obligation to the audience to fight, no matter what, to make that film angstrom well as potential. ‘ … I might have had a little bit more patience or impression in the long-run of it. ” [ 11 ] Paul Walker, who had just finished Timeline at the fourth dimension, reprised his character in the second video as Brian O’Conner. Tyrese Gibson, then known mononymously as Tyrese, besides became a part of the cast having previously acted in Singleton ‘s Baby Boy, which was the singer ‘s feature of speech film acting debut ; he portrayed Roman Pearce. [ 12 ] Ja Rule, another big rap artist who appeared in The Fast and the Furious, was primitively tapped for the role of Tej Parker. Ja Rule was offered $ 500,000 for the function, which was more than what he had been paid to appear in The Fast and the Furious, $ 15,000. According to Singleton, “ Ja got excessively big for himself. He turned it down. He turned down a half a million dollars. … He was acting like he was excessively big to be in the sequel. He would n’t return calls. ” The director then hired Chris “ Ludacris ” Bridges as a substitute. [ 6 ] Bridges would late rise to prominence for appearing in the film and star in late films such as Crash and Hustle & Flow. [ 13 ] Additional roll besides included Cole Hauser as key villain Carter Verone, who appeared in Singleton ‘s Higher Learning ; Eva Mendes as clandestine agentive role Monica Fuentes ; and Devon Aoki as Suki, the sole female driver in the film. [ 7 ]

Filming [edit ]

Principal photography began in the capitulation of 2002, [ 6 ] and Matthew F. Leonetti served as the film director of photography. [ 14 ] Filming was done largely in respective parts of South Florida such as Miami Beach, Seven Mile Bridge, and Homestead Air Reserve Base. [ 7 ] [ 15 ] Hauser ‘s character ‘s mansion was shot in Coral Gables, in a family owned by Sylvester Stallone. [ 7 ] A car fancier himself, [ 7 ] Walker drove a Nissan Skyline GT-R model R34 borrowed from the film ‘s Technical Advisor, Craig Lieberman, in the film ‘s opening scenes. [ 16 ] Aoki did not have a driver ‘s license or any driving experience anterior to the film ‘s production, and took driving lessons during film ; [ 17 ] she drove a pink 2001 Honda S2000 AP1 in the film. [ 16 ] Gibson drove a convertible Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, while Michael Ealy drove a Toyota Supra Turbo MkIV model JZA80 that had been used by Walker in The Fast and the Furious. [ 16 ]

music [edit ]

The musical grade was composed by David Arnold. The soundtrack was released on May 27, 2003 on Def Jam Recordings, the same record label that Ludacris was signed to .

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Box position [edit ]

2 Fast 2 Furious earned $ 50.5 million in its U.S. open in 3,408 theaters, ranking beginning for the weekend. In its 133 days in publish, the film reached a top out secrete of 3,418 theaters in the U.S. and earned $ 127.2 million in the US, taking the number # 1 spot off of Finding Nemo. [ 18 ] The movie had the 15th largest US gross of 2003 and the 16th largest worldwide crude of 2003 ; combined with the international gross of $ 109.2 million, the film earned $ 236.4 million cosmopolitan. [ 3 ]

critical answer [edit ]

On Rotten Tomatoes, 2 Fast 2 Furious has an approval fink of 36 % based on 160 reviews and an average denounce of 4.75/10. The site ‘s critical consensus reads : “ beautiful people and beautiful cars in a movie that wo n’t tax the mind cells. ” [ 19 ] On Metacritic it has a leaden average score of 38 out of 100, based on reviews from 36 critics, indicating “ broadly unfavorable reviews ”. [ 20 ] Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the movie an average grade of “ A− ” on scale of A+ to F. [ 21 ] Todd McCarthy of Variety magazine wrote : “ While this John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride, it lacks the retiring novelty and appealing region spirit of the economy-priced master. ” [ 22 ] Scott Tobias of The A.V. Club wrote : “ Singleton abandons the underground race subculture that gave the beginning film its tempt, relying alternatively on lazy thriller plotting that ‘s only a bag of donuts and a freeze-frame away from the average television receiver collar show. ” [ 23 ] USA Today ‘s Mike Clark gave film 2 out of 4, and wrote “ The movie is all about race, and character be damned, though the still dazed-looking Walker and Tyrese last get a little rapport going after a raddled history ‘s very rough startle. ” He concludes “ Lack of pretentiousness helps the spectator get over the fact that this is fair another retread. “ [ 24 ] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3 out of 4 and said, “ It does n’t have a genius in its promontory, but it ‘s made with skill and style and, boy, it is fast and ferocious. ” [ 25 ] In 2018, Derek Lawrence of the Entertainment Weekly called it “ the forget Fast and Furious jewel ” and praised the chemistry between Walker and Gibson and John Singleton ‘s guidance. [ 26 ] In 2019, Bilge Eberi of Vulture besides praised the movie particularly Singleton ’ s direction. [ 27 ]

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