The Fast and The Furious
The first film was based on the street racing scene in Los Angeles, California. Paul Walker starred as an undercover cop named Brian O'Conner, and Vin Diesel played street racer Dominic Toretto. The story integrated a motorcycle gang, as well as a truck hijacking crime ring.
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The second film ditched Toretto's character altogether, focusing on Brian's undercover lifestyle. This time around, he's teamed up with an old pal named Roman Pearce, played by Tyrese Gibson. The two of them are tasked with stopping a drug smuggling operation by infiltrating it. Somehow this involves street racing.
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
The third film is considered the oddball of the series, focusing on an entirely new character named Sean. Set in Tokyo, muscle cars are few and far between, but a select few make the cut.
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In the fourth film, Toretto and O'Conner return to the spotlight, and try to stop a cartel that's smuggling drugs across the border in high performance cars. O'Conner is trying to stop them, while Toretto is motivated to find the gang's leader, the man responsible for killing his girlfriend. This movie offered a large amount of muscle compared to the other films.
The fifth film was a huge reboot for the series, and it featured all of the previous stars, including Dom, Brian, Roman, and Han. Dwayne Johnson also joined the cast as Luke Hobbs, a government marshal. Set in Rio de Janeiro, there are enough muscle cars to make a gearhead happy.
So, a plentiful lineup. And by the looks of the trailers, the next film will be just as filled with muscle as it's most recent predecessors. It appears they've even brought the Charger back again, this time as a Daytona. Clearly it's part zombie, having been wrecked and rebuilt four different times. But if you want automotive action, then I suggest you check out Fast & Furious 6 when it hits theaters in May.