The Fast and the Furious roared into theatres 17 years ago today


Seventeen years ago today (June 22, 2001), few would have predicted that an automotive version of Point Break would turn into a summer blockbuster, much less what the Fast and Furious franchise is today. Not only would the summer action flick highlight the budding excitement around tuner cars, it would launch a never-ending series of movies, video games, and street-race-inspired personality that helped shape the next decade of car culture. So prepare that right hand for a positively irrational number of gearshifts, because we’re talking, of course, about the movie that started it all: The Fast and the Furious.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/22/fast-and-the-furious-roared-into-theatres-17-years-ago