Universal Pictures announced yesterday that it will re-release The Fast and the Furious in a limited nationwide theatrical run on Wednesday, June 22, to commemorate the film’s 15th anniversary. The Fast and the Furious was released on the same day in summer 2001, igniting one of the most popular global film franchises ever, which has seen its seven films turn into a $3.9 billion box-office phenomenon.
Advance tickets, available at Fandango, are on sale now.
“All of us who make the Fast and Furious movies know we are part of a family that spreads all around the world,” said series producer Neal H. Moritz, “and we are happy to invite our fans to revisit where it all began back on the big screen. While we are hard at work making number eight, we are thankful to take this moment and celebrate the original that started us off.”
ABOUT THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
Original Release Date: June 22nd, 2001
Director: Rob Cohen
Writers: Ken Li, Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, David Ayer
Cast: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O’Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto’s highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O’Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto’s sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O’Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie.
– written by rball4042 on IMDB