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


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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