Do you think the cast and crew of the original The Fast and the Furious expected that their 2001 movie would spawn one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood history? We certainly don't, but maybe we should take this opportunity to watch it again on the big screen.
Headed to theaters in the United States for just one night—that's June 22, 2016—the showing will mark the 15th anniversary of the original. Looking delightfully honest and low-tech against the most recent installments (and there have been seven with an eighth to follow next summer... oh, yeah, and at least two more after that), the original is a real throwback.
Credited with invigorating and sustaining the tuner car world, The Fast and the Furious offers a good opportunity to see a host of modified 1990s cars in their element: late night street races.
The first flick, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez, led the box office results on its opening weekend but received middling reviews from critics. Interestingly, star Rodriguez didn't even have a driver's license prior to the start of filming.
The latest installment, Furious 7, meanwhile, was filmed in a number of global locations including Abu Dhabi and the top of Pike's Peak in Colorado and was at the time of its release the biggest opening for distributor Universal Pictures.