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10 Most Ridiculous Stunts In The Fast & Furious Movies, Ranked

The Fast & Furious movies are full of wild and ridiculous stunts. The Fast Saga first began in 2001 with the release of The Fast & The Furious, in which FBI agent Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) investigates Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his street racing gang. As the Fast & Furious series continued, the franchise left street racing behind for far more incredible and larger-scale action and adventure with Dom and his family.

With its comic book-like tone, the Fast Saga has also greatly increased the outlandishness of its car stunts. While more and more of the Fast Saga’s action is supplemented by CGI and camera magic, stunt performers still play an important role in bringing the action of the series to life. Here are the 10 most amazing and ridiculous stunts of the Fast & Furious franchise.
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10 Dom & Brian’s Final Race – The Fast & The Furious

Brian and Dom race, narrowly avoiding a train in The Fast and the Furious

The Fast & The Furious has famously (and fittingly) been described as Point Break with cars, but one of its bigger deviations is in the ending when Dom and Brian go for one last race, just narrowly dodging a speeding train in their finish. Even after that, Dom still gets side rammed by a semi, but makes it out unharmed with Brian letting him go. For the time back when the Fast & Furious movies focused on racing and were relatively reality-based, the final race of The Fast & The Furious was one of the franchise’s biggest and moment memorable car stunts.

9 Roman Leaping To Another Car – Fast & Furious 6

Tyrese Gibson in Fast and Furious 6

The stunts of the Fast & Furious movies are not entirely rooted in reality, as seen with Roman’s leap from his car onto an adjacent car in Fast & Furious 6’s highway chase. Obviously, there are the usual safety precautions and planning ahead for the stunt person making the jump to do so as safely as possible, and the situation itself is as inherently outlandish as a movie car chase can be. Even still, it is hard not to tip one’s hat to the perfection of Roman’s daring jump in Fast & Furious 6 and the guts of the stunt performer doing it.

8 Freeing Dom – Fast Five

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Fast Five is the franchise’s most important movie, and it picks up right from where 2009’s Fast & Furious left off. In Fast Five’s intro, Dom’s family came to free him while he was being transported to prison, with Fast Five showing their rescue take place by literally flipping the bus end over end. Fast Five famously transitioned the Fast Saga into the high-octane action movie franchise that it has been, and kicking it off with such a daring stunt was the perfect way to usher in that new tone. Even better, as the movie’s later stunts show, Fast Five was literally just getting started.

7 The Train Heist – Fast Five

Fast Five Dom train pic

Right after Dom is rescued, he and his crew assemble for the heist of a collection of cars from a high-speed train. Even better, the heist culminates with Dom and Brian’s cliff dive from their car into the river below after going off a cliff. While more tied to reality than the later Fast & Furious movies, Fast Five’s goal from the outset is to deliver the most amazing stunts the franchise had ever showcased, with the train heist still being one of the best, if very dangerous, Fast & Furious stunts ever.
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6 The Space Car – F9

Fast and Furious 9 Tej and Roman in space car

“The Fast Saga goes to space” was one of the main marketing points of F9. Despite the poster of Dom approaching a space shuttle, F9 keeps its space travel much more improvised with Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) piloting a makeshift space car into orbit, with scuba diver suits fashioned into low-cost astronaut gear. Even more daring is Roman and Tej’s ploy to destroy a satellite of doom deployed by Cipher (Charlize Theron) by simply ramming their space car right into it. It should go without saying that F9’s space travel is not remotely realistic, but F9, like the entire Fast Saga, clearly is not concerned with realism as a priority.

5 Dom Swinging His Car Across A Canyon – F9

F9 Dom and Letty pic

Even by comparison with the other Fast & Furious movies, F9’s absurdity has been especially singled-out, and Dom’s first over-the-top car stunt must be seen to be believed. To escape his and Letty’s (Michelle Rodriguez) pursuing enemies, Dom drives his car over a bridge cable, slingshotting the pair hundreds of feet across a canyon to another cliff face. Even Letty is impressed by how easily Dom pulled such a physics-defying stunt off, commenting “Well, that was new.” With the entire movie chock-full of similar action movie craziness, the disregard for physics and logic in Dom’s canyon swing might be F9’s most amazing feat.

4 Dom Catching Letty – Fast & Furious 6

Dom catches Letty in midair in Fast & Furious 6

The exhilarating tank chase of Fast & Furious 6 is capped off with the exact moment the Fast Saga became ridiculous. Specifically, Dom’s first true superhuman feat when he crashes his car against a guardrail to send himself into the air and catch the falling Letty. The Fast & Furious movies had kept the movies relatively grounded in the first five installments, but Dom’s rescue of Letty is the exact moment the Fast Saga became ridiculous. Needless to say, plenty more moments of glorious absurdity would follow in the later Fast & Furious movies, but Dom’s mid-air, cheer-worthy catch of Letty was the dawn of new era for the series.

3 Dom Jumping A Car Between Skyscrapers – Furious 7

Furious 7 skyscraper jump image

There was a time when Dom’s speed races seemed to be the peak of death defiance. Furious 7 leaves every previous street race in the dust when the Fast Saga’s best drivers, Dom and Brian, jump a speeding car across three Abu Dhabi skyscrapers. Adding to the stakes is the car’s faulty brake system, forcing Dom and Brian to perfectly time their exit from the car before it finally plummets to the ground from one skyscraper. By the time of Dom’s skyscraper jumps, it was clear that there was nowhere to go but up with Fast & Furious stunts.
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2 The Skyscraper Chase – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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In Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the sinister Eteon organization tries to kidnap Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby) by repelling down a skyscraper, but Luke Hobbs recognizes that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and simply dives after them. Hobbs’s rivalry with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) adds some levity to the scene with Shaw playing it safe by taking the elevator down. With Hobbs & Shaw, the power of The Rock’s Hobbs is his calling card as much as ever, but even still, his method of catching up to the Eteon commandos is pure Fast & Furious glory.

1 The Safe Chase – Fast Five

Dom and his crew concoct an elaborate heist plan against Brazilian crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) in Fast Five. However, in the interest of delivering the best finale possible, the movie’s climax has them literally towing a 10-ton safe through the streets of Rio de Janeiro in one of the best chases ever in the Fast Saga. The group gets some temporary help from their former lawman enemy Luke Hobbs, and the movie even ends the chase with an excellent twist. Just by itself, the safe chase of Fast Five is enshrined in the legacy of the Fast & Furious movies and stands as the franchise’s best stunt.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
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Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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