2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
My Rating: 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Fueled with Adrenaline! A killer car flick ”
It begins with a jolt. A sudden jerk to the body, which constricts with the most primal reaction to what it senses as coming disaster. The rest of the senses quickly follow suit, springing to attention and kicking into overdrive. The floodgates of the adrenal glands are thrown open and the precious stuff, the body’s version of super-concentrated lightening, pours into the circulatory system. The breathing begins to intensify, sending oxygen in ever increasing amounts into the bloodstream. Capillaries dilate, widening to allow for the Sig-Alert of now hyper-charged blood cells operating in panic mode. Eyes widen, muscles tense and a godlike sensation begins to take over as surroundings melt into a frenzied, passing blur. “I am outrunning everything. I am in control. The world is mine.” The brain fights back, screaming out an S.O.S. “This is wrong, this is danger..!” Yet it feels so good… It’s a meal for the starved, a panacea for the restless, a sure-fire fix for anyone with a predilection for living on the edge. Intoxicating and habit-forming, it leaves burnt-out drivers in its wake, haunted men and women trapped in a life lived in slow motion…hurting for more and clamoring for the next ride. SPEED.
It’s easy to get. And it’s as close as the nearest set of high-performance wheels… Brian O’Connor (PAUL WALKER), now a disgraced cop, fell victim to it…and he’s now paying the price. As far as his former bosses and FBI brass are concerned, the hothead undercover officer threw one of their largest investigations ever. His loyalties tested while infiltrating the fly-by-night, highspeed world of Los Angeles import street racing, O’Connor blew his own cover and let the ringleader of a big-rig hijacking operation walk—more precisely, motor off in his own custom performance racer. O’Connor’s decision allowed him to keep his honor, but lost him his badge and any chance of redemption in the process. Now, it’s a different city, a different time and one last chance for O’Connor. Seems the Feds in Miami have had one helluva time collaring Carter Verone (COLE HAUSER), a flashy businessman using his import/export business as cover for an international money laundering cartel. Customs have had Verone under intense surveillance for more than a year with nothing more to show for it than the kingpin’s link to illegal street racing.
Their backs against the wall and time running out, officials put out a call for O’Connor to do what he does best—talk the talk and push the metal. But the rule-breaking loner has his own demands before taking on the job that may restore him his badge. Unhappy with the list of sorry possibilities presented as potential partners, he insists on recruiting his childhood friend and now ex-con Roman Pearce (TYRESE GIBSON), an accomplished criminal with an aptitude for barrier-shattering speed. The Feds on the case, headed by Agent Markham (JAMES REMAR), offer Pearce a deal—work with O’Connor and his impressive rap sheet will disappear. Now, it’s a last chance for both, ex-con and ex-cop, and their ticket out of disgrace is bringing down Verone. But lines become blurred once again for O’Connor with the appearance of undercover agent Monica Fuentes (EVA MENDES), the key to entering Verone’s world who may herself be in bed with the shady entrepreneur.
The new models are in. This time, on the hot streets of Miami—guns, murderers, crooked police, sweet wheels. And one fugitive ex-cop with a very bad habit and with very little to lose. This summer, cross the line…one more time. 2 Fast 2 Furious is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Summer 2001 box office sensation about the super-charged world of street racing. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker JOHN SINGLETON (Boyz N the Hood, Baby Boy) and produced by NEAL H. MORITZ (The Fast and the Furious, Sweet Home Alabama), 2 Fast 2 Furious also features CHRIS “LUDACRIS” BRIDGES in the cast, as well as a whole new line-up of dazzling, rocket-fast, highperformance vehicles ready to burn up the screen. Universal Pictures Presents a Neal H. Moritz Production of a John Singleton Film: Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious, starring Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and James Remar.
The music is by David Arnold and the costume designer is Sanja Milkovic Hays. The editors are Bruce Cannon, A.C.E. and Dallas Puett, A.C.E. The production designer is Keith Brian Burns and the director of photography is Matthew F. Leonetti, A.S.C. The executive producers are Lee R. Mayes and Michael Fottrell. 2 Fast 2 Furious is produced by Neal H. Moritz; story by Michael Brandt & Derek Hass and Gary Scott Thompson; screenplay by Michael Brandt & Derek Haas; and directed by John Singleton.