PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Duel (1971), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Point Break (1991), The Need for Speed (1994), and Grand Theft Auto (1997), are considered influences behind the film.
What's the retail on one of those?
Ferrari Driver: More than you can afford pal. Ferrari.
Dom: Smoke him.
When Dom hides his car in the empty building and begins walking down the sidewalk, the cop car that passes him is a Ford Crown Victoria. But when we see it again, it is a Chevrolet Caprice.
On some prints, after the credits, there is a brief epilogue showing Dominic's fate. He is shown, driving alone in a red Chevelle with black racing stripes, on a desolate road by the coast in Baja, Mexico. He narrates about his life 'I live my life quarter a mile at a time ...'.
As shown on the DVD, director Rob Cohen and editor Peter Honess had to trim down the scene where Dom character is hijacking the truck towards the end of the film to secure a PG-13 rating. The trims made to avoid an R rating were the shots of Vince's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed.
$40,089,015 24 June 2001