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The 10 Worst One-Liners In The Franchise, According To Reddit

The 10th Fast & Furious movie is currently in production, which is going to be the biggest one yet, and it has just been revealed that Brie Larson is playing Brian O’Connor’s sister. With an ever-growing cast of A-list stars, the franchise has come a long way since its relatively humble beginnings.

But one thing has remained a constant in the always-evolving series, which is the abundance of awful one-liners. In some cases, it’s why fans love the series, but other fans find them distracting, and sometimes they ruin the whole movie for them. Between over-the-top macho insults, failed out-of-character catchphrases, and awful attempts to be hip, this is first draft material.

“You Almost Had Me? You Never Had Me. You Never Had Your Car.”
Dominic Toretto, The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious is a movie unrecognizable from its sequels, as it’s actually about street racing, and many fans of the most recent movies often forget that. But one of the most iconic scenes in the first movie isn’t the first race between Brian and Dom, but the conversation that follows. Brian laughs and claims he almost had Dom, to which Dom responds absolutely ripping into the undercover FBI agent.

Ryaneffintaylor thinks it’s one of the worst lines in the entire series, noting, “that movie is a gold mine for terrible lines,” and calls Dom’s line their personal favorite. But what follows is arguably even more ridiculous, as Dom describes Brian’s racing style as “granny shifting.”

“Smack That A**!”
Suki, 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Suki greets Brian in 2 Fast 2 Furious

The first few Fast & Furious movies almost work as an anthology, as they all feature mostly entirely different characters and are set in different locations. 2 Fast 2 Furious was the first example of that, as the movie replaced Dom’s crew with street racing caricatures, as each racer hilariously dressed in the same colors as their souped-up cars.

Suki, dressed in all pink and purple drives a convertible Honda S2000 in the same colors, and her dialogue is just as over the top too. Pacsun_bro recalls when Suki “yells ‘smack that a**’ when she jumps her car off of a bridge. It might be a pretty adrenaline-fuelled moment, but excitedly screaming “Smack that a**!” while risking her life is almost as confusing as the title 2 Fast 2 Furious.

“That’s The Thing About Street Fights. The Street Always Wins.”
Dominic Toretto, Furious 7 (2015)
Dom and Shaw crash each other's cars in Furious 7

The final five minutes of Furious 7 are surprisingly touching, as it’s such a heartfelt tribute to Paul Walker following his death and is enough to make anyone cry. But it follows some of the series’ most ridiculous moments yet. Leopardchief recalls the climactic moment of Dom and Deckard Shaw’s showdown.

The Redditor explains the line is “one I always thought was kinda cool until I suddenly realized it really wasn’t. After Dom tells Deckard “the street always wins,” which in itself already doesn’t make any sense, Dom stomps on the ground of a parking lot, forcing it to cave in on itself completely. Many movies didn’t research their subject matter, and the Furious 7 writers certainly didn’t brush up on their physics.

Edwin, The Fast And The Furious (2001)
edwin fast and furious loses

In The Fast and the Furious, Ja Rule plays street racer Edwin, and it started the tradition of popular rappers getting roles in the franchise, as Ludacris was cast in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Lil Bow Wow appeared in Tokyo Drift. However, Edwin is a strange character in what is one of the weirdest micro-subplots of the original movie.

Edwin is promised a threesome from Monica if he wins the race, but this user points out that the weirdest part is when he screams her name when other cars pass him, hilariously as if it’s such a compelling arc with so much at stake. Edwin is then shown up by Monica, as not only does she not reward him with a threesome, but she also breaks up with him after not winning the race.

“I Said Forget About It, Cuh.”
Brian O’Connor, 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Roman and Brian take a breather after fighting in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Earic23 points out, “Paul Walker saying, ‘I said forget about it, cuh’ to Tyrese is also hilarious.” While the first movie in the franchise led the zeitgeist, the sequel seemingly desperately tried to appeal to hip audiences, and the result was a screenplay that feels like it was written by grandparents after overhearing teenagers converse.

One of the slang words the movie heavily uses is “cuh,” an abbreviation of “cousin,” and it’s so distracting every time a character says it. An even bigger offender than the line the Redditor refers to is the very last line in the film, as Brain tells Rome, “These pockets aren’t empty, cuh” after stealing contraband from the scene of the crime. 2 Fast 2 Furious makes the first movie look effortlessly cool by comparison.

“Donkey Kong?”
Sean Boswell, The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Sean sits behind the wheel in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The stakes in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift are unquestionably lower than its predecessors, as it’s simply about teenagers racing cars than following undercover FBI agents. And that meant that the one-liners were a lot more free-flowing too. However, not all of them landed, and TheRealMacresco thinks the biggest offender was when Sean Boswell thought DK, which is short for Drift King, was short for Donkey Kong.

The Redditor thinks it was totally unrealistic that Sean would have said that, and even more unrealistic that, being the car enthusiast that he is, didn’t know what drifting was. Between the Tokyo setting and the unique aesthetic, Tokyo Drift is totally underrated, but this line is unforgivable.

“A Whole Lot Of Vaginal Activity.”
Roman Pearce, Fast Five (2011)
Rome stands with Dom and Brian in Rio in Fast Five

The unnecessary amount of crotch shots has always been one of the franchise’s shortcomings, and they massively cheapen the movies, but Fast Five took it to another unruly level with this ridiculous one-liner that this Redditor refers to. Rome especially has been one of the cruder characters in the franchise, but all of his previous activity looks like a saint’s behavior compared to this quote.

What makes it particularly cringey is that it’s in response to learning that the heist will result in an $11 million payout for each crew member. The quote feels like it was a placeholder in the screenplay for a better line, but it somehow never got changed from the first draft.

“Street’s Closed, Pizza Boy. Find Another Way Home.”
Leon, The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Leon drives across the desert in The Fast and the Furious

Pmuranal hates the line that appears in the first Fast & Furious movie. The line appears after street racers have closed off the road for the race, and Leon rather impolitely tells a delivery driver to find another road. It’s not the best-written line, it seems pretty pointless, and it’s unquestionably and transparently Pizza Hut product placement.

However, a fan theory makes the quote great, as it’s commonly speculated that it might have been the disgruntled delivery driver who called the police on the street racers after being embarrassed. And that adds a whole other level to the short and seemingly inconsequential scene.

“Time To Unleash The Beast.”
Dominic Toretto, Furious 7 (2015)
Furious 7 cast characters

x-Justice thinks there’s no worse line in the franchise than when Dom utters the above right before he’s about to drive a sports car out of a skyscraper in Dubai. The Redditor comments, It is by far the corniest line I have ever heard in a movie given the context of it. Dom from the original F&F would never, ever say some wack s*** like that.”

There are plenty of Fast & Furious quotes that sum up Dom, and while his obsession with family has been turned into a meme, it’s a quintessential part of who he is. However, the line in Furious 7 before crashing through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers is completely out of character.

“Dom Is Like Gravity, Everything Is Just Attracted To Him.”
Mia Toretto, The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Mia on a date with Brian in The Fast and the Furious

The Fast & Furious franchise has always kept science at arm’s length, and it isn’t exactly going to win any awards for being the most factually accurate when it comes to physics. But Gstdog points out that before the series was defying physics with massive stunts, the first movie could even get the law of gravitation right.

In the first movie, Mia tells Brian, “Dom is like gravity; everything is just attracted to him,” The Redditor points out that gravity certainly doesn’t work like that, and they hilariously correct the quote, explaining that if Dom is like gravity, then “he makes people feel attraction to bodies of large mass.”

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The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name


The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

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The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel


The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

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Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

Source: Collider

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10 Characters Who Should Be In It


Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.


Related Fast X Proves How Great A Fast & Furious Female Spinoff Would Be The idea of an all-female spinoff is more exciting than Fast & Furious 11, with Fast X providing the blueprint for just how well it could work.

10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

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6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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