The Fast and the Furious

Corrected entry: In the second scene of the movie, at Dodger stadium, the Eclipse is seen with clear 'NOS' Stickers. While the next scene is in sequence, as Brian is talking about the trip to dodger stadium, and then after that, only at the end of the scene does he request to put Nitrous in his car.

Correction: Anyone can put stickers of any type they want on their car. I've seen dozens of cars with "turbo" emblems or stickers when in fact they don't have one.


Corrected entry: When Jesse pulls up to a drag race, he is in a 4 door VW Jetta with white roof, handles and seat belts - its pillars are white too. In the middle of the drag race he is in a Honda civic coupe with 2 doors (rear windows shape is coupe) black roof handles, the seat belts have no pillars, and the belts are black. (01:12:50)

Correction: The car Jessie is driving stays the same throughout. Johnny Tran is racing a Honda with black roof and seat belts.

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Corrected entry: The Supra is a '10 second car' The Ferrari 355 he races is only a '13 second car'. The drag is incorrectly portrayed as being very close. 3 seconds is a massive advantage.

Correction: If you watch the scene Brian has to swing out two lanes to his left in order to avoid traffic before swerving back over into his lane. This would substantially slow him down (also it isn't that close of a race as he is at least a half second ahead of the Ferrari in the last shot and still pulling away).

Corrected entry: Tran is seen with the other Asian guy on dirt bikes after Tran wins the Jetta. The helmets they are wearing require goggles as they do not have a built in visor. Tran is not wearing goggles so we can see his pretty face. Motorcycle people know you cannot see anything over 30 mph without eye protection. However, he never appears to struggle.

Correction: I've driven a motorcycle many times at interstate speeds of 70 mph, even 90 mph and can see just fine without goggles. Not saying it's safe, but not impossible, nor difficult.

Corrected entry: In the last racing scene between Brian and Dom, there is a shot of Dom's feet. The pedals of the car show that it is an automatic and has no clutch pedal, yet Dom is shown shifting gears as if the car has a standard transmission. (01:33:00)

Correction: The shifter he is using is a Pro Ratchet type after market automatic shifter which allows gear selection like 1-2-3 etc.

Corrected entry: In a real quarter mile race a racer would only be able to change gear about 2 times as its over in roughly 10 seconds, In the 1st race they are shown shifting gear about 5 or more times.

Correction: It is quite possible to change gears 4 or 5 times in a quarter mile drag. Check the Hennessey Motorsport website and they have video of an 850hp Viper pulling a 10 second pass and the incar video shows the driver changing gears 4 times. Another thing to take into account is that you don't shift based on time, you shift based on keeping your RPM in the "power band", not a lot of cars are still in an RPM power band in second gear at 100 mph.

Corrected entry: When all the cars drive to the race at the beginning, a Honda Accord Estate with its bonnet off, pulls up and you can see the yellow Skyline parked next to it, but after that it shows the Skyline pull up and then the Accord is not there. Then when the pizza bloke pulls up, the Skyline and the Accord are parked together again in the same position. (00:15:18)

Correction: Both yellow cars are 2 different cars. One is a skyline, the other an eclipse.

Corrected entry: In the beginning race, they mention blowing the welds off of the manifolds. If you know your metals and car parts, any manifold (intake or exhaust) that has welds has usually been damaged in the past and the weld is a quick fix. They are usually made by casts and no welds are used in making them. (00:22:08)

Correction: Aftermarket intake manifolds are commonly fabricated, not cast, in order to fit or function for their particular applications. The sheer cost of tooling for casting intakes makes it prohibitive for nearly all low-volume, niche aftermarket segments. Fabrication would also allow flexibility in the design, such as additional bungs for his secondary injectors and direct port nitrous injectors.

Corrected entry: At the end when Brian is chasing Chan on the motorcycle he uses one of his NOS. Then when racing Vin Diesel right after, he uses his NOS two more times. There was only 2 to use.


Correction: This is wrong you do not go through an entire bottle of nitrous oxide every time you use it.

Corrected entry: The guy in the white shirt who starts the races at 'Race Wars' is the stunt coordinator of The Fast and the Furious.

Correction: He may have been credited as a stunt coordinator, but he isn't. He was the owner of the orange Supra, and he was used as a consultant for the movie. Guy's name is Craig Lieberman.

Corrected entry: At one point during a party at his house, Dom tosses a glass bottle of beer out of a man's hand - yet there's no sound of it breaking, only hitting the ground like a large ball of metal. Throwing a glass beer such as this would've certainly caused it to break.

Correction: This isn't true. Glass bottles can be quite strong.


Corrected entry: In the scene at the end where Dom and Brian are drag racing, Dom's car flips over Brian's. When the camera switches to the inside of his car, look on the dashboard, you can see the camera used for the close up shot of Brian a few seconds ago. (01:33:40)

Correction: This is actually part of the dial itself:

Corrected entry: When Brian is topping out his car in the beginning scene in the stadium lot, He shifts 8 times. No Eclipse is an "8 speed" that suddenly ends up in reverse, making 9 gears. You can see the first 5 to 6 shifts, you can hear the blow off valve for the 7th, and then the final 8th shift. (00:03:20)

Correction: There is a pause in the first shot but sounds more like a pedal release (for what reason is still up for grabs). 3 shifts are seen in hand shots...and 2 via the clutch. There is a phantom-like pause, hiss, and rpm drop suggesting a shift change but that is questionable and still makes only 6. After that is a downshift for the spinout.


Corrected entry: When the police storm the cafe for Lance, you see him get choke-slammed by an officer and the cop puts his knee on his face. When the shot changes to a close-up of Lance's face, the cop puts his knee on his face again. (01:02:55)

Correction: The cop in the first shot puts his knee by the side of Lance. In the next shot he brings it up and puts it on his face. Not a mistake.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where they are trying to get Vince off the truck the Civic changes from having regular tail lights to the clear ones. (01:24:12)


Correction: They are normal all the way through. The clear one is the one that was shot out by the driver of the lorry.

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Corrected entry: In the last scene when Brian and Dom are racing the quarter mile and after they go past the train, when Dom hits the big truck, you can see the stunt ramp. You can see it if you look under the truck wheels.

Correction: I just viewed this scene very carefully and no ramp is visible.

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Corrected entry: When Brian arrives to Race wars, two big security guys stop him and one says, "Welcome to Race wars." His lips are not in sync with the audio as the audio is about a second too early. (01:07:10)

Andreas Winnberg

Correction: The words are not out of sync - I just watched this part 3 times to make sure.

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Corrected entry: When Dom, Ja Rule etc are checking out Brian's engine, Ja Rule looks in the engine bay then declares that Brian has "enough NOS to blow himself up". This is impossible for him to tell just by looking at the engine as the NOS bottles are mounted on the back seat. (00:14:00)

Correction: Whilst it is true he says that after looking at the engine, he could have seen beforehand that his Nos is on the back.

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Corrected entry: In the first street race the amount of racers around at the end of the race is less than the number of cars marking out the track. (00:22:00)

Correction: Not everyone is up by Dom and Brian. If you look you can see people all the way down the row of cars.

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Corrected entry: After the end of the first street race when Dom is going on about being a real racer and how it doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Behind him is a kid in a black shirt with spiky hair, it then cuts over to Brian and the same kid is behind him. (00:22:38)

Correction: I just watched this and the same people are in the same place depending on the angle. There is someone who looks like the kid behind Brian, who is behind Dom.

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Continuity mistake: When Jesse is going to race Johnny Tran at Race Wars for pink slips and Johnny Tran pulls up in his Honda S2000 Tran has on a black, short sleeved shirt. When the camera goes from side to front view, Tran has on a black tank top. (01:12:41)

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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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