Need for Speed

Question: Just after Maverick gets put in jail he makes one of the officers hold up a tablet for them, showing the lawbreaking race. This doesn't seem likely at all to me: 1, wouldn't this encourage more lawbreaking? 2, surely an officer has better things to do than stand there holding a tablet. 3, I call this an objectification of the officer (reduced to a stand). 4, inmates making their officers doing what they want can't end up good. I'm not wrong here, or what?

Answer: In this instance he was a civilian in military prison. Notice he wore civilian clothes while his cellmate still had on garb. The rules process is different for civilians held in military prison so it is quite reasonable that would happen.

Question: Is there a reason that none of the participants in the final race is using their seat belts (that I could notice)?

Answer: This is down to character choice. A stupid one, but still their own choice.

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Question: Near the end a cop rigs his car up ahead of the racers with a baton holding down the accelerator. As the racers came by he put his car into drive, launching it into them. It's this an actual legit police technique? Wouldn't it be just as effective, if not more, had he simply parked it across the road? (Small road with trees on both side).

Answer: I'm not a law enforcer but I would suggest this is not a legitimate tactic used by the police for a the main reason, The police car is not under any control and can easily go off course and cause a significant risk to life.

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Continuity mistake: When Toby and Anita are talking in San Francisco, she says she knows Dino was there the night her brother died. It was broad daylight when Pete died. (00:33:35 - 01:34:15)

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Trivia: In the beginning, the movie playing at the drive-in is Steve McQueen's "Bullitt", considered by many to have the best car chase scenes as well as some of the coolest cars.


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