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Summary:
Brian O'Connor, plays a disgraced cop, who the FBI considers, the hothead undercover officer threw one of their largest investigations ever. After losing his badge and any chance of redemption along with it, O'Connor is given one last chance when the feds in Miami need his help to collar Carter Verone, a flashy businessman whose using his import/export business as a cover for an international money laundering cartel.  O'Conner insists on recruiting his childhood friend and ex-con Roman Pearce as his partner. With a clean slate on the line, ex-con and ex-cop, go after Verone. Undercover agent Monica Fuentes, blurs the line between professionalism and love by making her bed with this shady entrepreneur.

Review:
The opening scene blasts movie-goers out of their seats with heart-pumping adrenaline powered racing which only seems to gain momentum as the movie continues.  With a balanced combination of suped-up cars (including a Chrysler PT Cruiser) and above average special effects, Universal Studios provides prospective box office patrons with an exhilarating thrill-ride from start to finish.

Movie-goers on the other hand might be slightly dismayed as many of their favorite American Muscle Cars (Chargers) and sports cars get absolutely blown away and demolished by Mitsubishi sports cars, including a red Ford Mustang in one of the first scenes of the movie. Personally seeing a variety of your favorite cars from many different manufacturers is the thrill-ride evoked by street racing/ car movies. Although the Mini-Cooper might have helped The Italian Job rake in receipts this summer, signing a contract with Mitsubishi probably had a negative effect on this Summer Box Office Sequel. At least most patrons could have tolerated the disparity had Universal only used the money to bring Vin Diesel back for the sequel. Most of all movie-goers should also be warned this sequel fishtails away from underground street racing subculture to going undercover to catch a high-profile villain.

It's obvious to say that Universal is going after the Under 35 male demographic with the release of this Summer Sequel. Especially since young males purchase a large percentage of DVDs once movies hit retail shelves (which now accounts for 35%+ of a movies overall gross). But if you're looking for shelter from a hot summer day this no-brain-cells-necessary movie might be what the doctor ordered.

See this movie if you're a fan of:

Fast and the Furious (2001)

Days of Thunder (1990)

The Big Wheel (1949)

Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Gran Turismo 3 A-spec (2001, Video Game)

North American Auto Show (Annual, Detroit, MI)


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Box Office Info:

Cast:
Paul Walker (as Brian O'Conner)
Tyrese (as Roman Pearce)
Eva Mendes (as Monica Fuentes)
Cole Hauser (as Carter Verone)

Directed By: John Singleton
Written By: Gary Scott Thompson & Michael Brandt
Produced By: Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): June 3, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 40min

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for street racing, violence, language and some sensuality.

Budget: $76,000,000

Opening Weekend: $50,472,480

2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack

2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack
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1. Start
2. Act A Fool - Ludacris
3. Represent - Trick Daddy
4. Slum - I-20/Shawnna/Tity Boi
5. Pick Up The Phone - Tyrese/Ludacris/R. Kelly
6. Hands In The Air - 8 Ball
7. Gettin' It - Chingy
8. Block Reincarnated - Shawnna/Jardinal Offishall
9. Pump It Up - Joe Budden
10. Hell Yeah - Dead Prez
11. Peel Off - Jin
12. We Ridin' - Fat Joe
13. Rollin' On 20's - Lil' Flip
14. F*** Waht A Ni**a Say - Dirtbag
15. Oye - Pit Bull
16. Miami - K'Jon
17. Finish

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