2 FAST 2 FURIOUS

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Release Date: June 06, 2003

Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese, Eva
Mendes, Cole Hauser, Ludacris,
and Devon Aoki

Genre: Action-Adventure/Crime
Thriller

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Bruce Donaldson In 2 FAST 2
FURIOUS, actor Paul Walker
returns to his role as, now
ex-cop Bryan O'Conner from the
first THE FAST AND THE
FURIOUS. It seems that, as a
policeman in Los Angeles,
Bryan blew his cover and let
his mark get away, was kicked
off the police force, and then
moved to Miami to earn a
living illegally racing in the
streets. The new story picks
up as Bryan gets caught racing
by local police. Soon his
ex-chief from L.A. and the FBI
are in the interrogation room
commandeering him to use his
driving prowess to capture a
money-laundering,
import-export dealer named
Carter Verone (Cole Hauser).
Bryan agrees to help only to
keep himself out of
jail. After exposing the
street-racing ignorance of the
undercover agent assigned to
help him, Bryan demands that
the authorities allow his
childhood buddy, parolee Roman
Pearce (Tyrese), to work as
his partner. Together they are
to work with an undercover
agent named Monica (Eva
Mendes), who has, over the
last 11 months, both
infiltrated Verone's
organization and become his
lover. From the inside, Monica
helps to hire Bryan and Roman
as drivers needed to pick up
and deliver several duffel
bags full of dirty money to a
site where Verone will be
waiting. Before Bryan and
Roman begin the job, Monica
warns them that, once the drop
is made, Verone's thugs are to
kill them. How will the men
keep from getting killed
without quitting the job and
being thrown into jail? 2 FAST
2 FURIOUS is much more
light-hearted than its
prequel. John Singleton does a
wonderful job directing Paul
Walker and Tyrese in what
could turn out to be a new
LETHAL WEAPON-buddy type of
franchise. It has more of the
fast action street racing of
the original and a little of
the DUKES OF HAZARD thrown in
for fun. The movie is rated
PG-13, however, for street
racing, violence, language and
some sensuality. If children
see this movie, parents should
discuss the dangers of the
culture the movie is built
around as the street racers
are portrayed as just a bunch
of good people trying to have
fun. In reality, they are
endangering people's lives and
are ultimately just criminals.
My father taught me that if I
had "the need for speed" that
I should spend a little money
and race in a safer
environment provided by my
local raceway. There's one
other caveat to the movie
(this may be a spoiler). The
two men feel that they have
been unfairly squeezed between
the police and the gangster,
so they decide to steal some
of the unlaundered dough for
themselves. The film never
made these men out to be of
the utmost character to start
with, but just like the person
who sneaks from theater to
theater in a multiplex - on
one ticket - because ticket
prices are ripping us off, one
crime never offsets another
crime. This is something that
is subtly endorsed in 2 FAST 2
FURIOUS, however. Please
address your comments
to: Stacey Snider,
Chairman Universal
Pictures Ron Meyer,
President/COO Universal
Studios 100 Universal City
Plaza Universal City, CA
91608-1085 Phone: (818)
777-1000 Web Page:
www.universalstudios.com

Rating: PG-13

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Distributor: Universal Pictures

Director: John Singleton

Executive Producer:

Producer: David Marder and Neal H.
Moritz EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Michael Fottrell and Lee R.
Mayes

Writer: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas,
and Gary Scott Thompson

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Content:

(Pa, LL, VV, S, N, A, MM) Pagan worldview; 24 obscenities, no "f" words, no profanities, and two obscene gestures; action violence includes man briefly tortured using a rat (little blood), short gunplay, car crashes, and fisticuffs; no sex, but one man squeezes the rear ends of two women on either side of him, and one man gives a woman a little slap on the rear and makes rude comment; upper male nudity and lots of women in bikinis (one thong briefly shown from behind), lots of midriffs and short shorts/skirts; alcohol served in club (champagne); and, gambling, dangerous street racing, rave party atmosphere, running from police, and monetary evidence pilfered.

GENRE: Action-Adventure/Crime Thriller

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Summary:

In 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, Miami street racers are commandeered to infiltrate a money-laundering organization. They cooperate only to keep out of jail. While there is nothing ex

Review:

In 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, actor Paul Walker returns to his role as, now ex-cop Bryan O'Conner from the first THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. It seems that, as a policeman in Los Angeles, Bryan blew his cover and let his mark get away, was kicked off the police force, and then moved to Miami to earn a living illegally racing in the streets.

The new story picks up as Bryan gets caught racing by local police. Soon his ex-chief from L.A. and the FBI are in the interrogation room commandeering him to use his driving prowess to capture a money-laundering, import-export dealer named Carter Verone (Cole Hauser). Bryan agrees to help only to keep himself out of jail.

After exposing the street-racing ignorance of the undercover agent assigned to help him, Bryan demands that the authorities allow his childhood buddy, parolee Roman Pearce (Tyrese), to work as his partner. Together they are to work with an undercover agent named Monica (Eva Mendes), who has, over the last 11 months, both infiltrated Verone's organization and become his lover.

From the inside, Monica helps to hire Bryan and Roman as drivers needed to pick up and deliver several duffel bags full of dirty money to a site where Verone will be waiting. Before Bryan and Roman begin the job, Monica warns them that, once the drop is made, Verone's thugs are to kill them. How will the men keep from getting killed without quitting the job and being thrown into jail?

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS is much more light-hearted than its prequel. John Singleton does a wonderful job directing Paul Walker and Tyrese in what could turn out to be a new LETHAL WEAPON-buddy type of franchise. It has more of the fast action street racing of the original and a little of the DUKES OF HAZARD thrown in for fun.

The movie is rated PG-13, however, for street racing, violence, language and some sensuality. If children see this movie, parents should discuss the dangers of the culture the movie is built around as the street racers are portrayed as just a bunch of good people trying to have fun. In reality, they are endangering people's lives and are ultimately just criminals. My father taught me that if I had "the need for speed" that I should spend a little money and race in a safer environment provided by my local raceway.

There's one other caveat to the movie (this may be a spoiler). The two men feel that they have been unfairly squeezed between the police and the gangster, so they decide to steal some of the unlaundered dough for themselves. The film never made these men out to be of the utmost character to start with, but just like the person who sneaks from theater to theater in a multiplex - on one ticket - because ticket prices are ripping us off, one crime never offsets another crime. This is something that is subtly endorsed in 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, however.

Please address your comments to:

Stacey Snider, Chairman

Universal Pictures

Ron Meyer, President/COO

Universal Studios

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608-1085

Phone: (818) 777-1000

Web Page: www.universalstudios.com

SUMMARY: In 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, Miami street racers are commandeered to infiltrate a money-laundering organization. They cooperate only to keep out of jail. While there is nothing excessively objectionable to this movie, the PG-13 rating is fitting, so extreme caution is required.

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