10 Most Ridiculous Stunts In Fast And The Furious Movies

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Fast And Furious Letty
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Cast your mind all the way back to 2001, when the very first Fast and the Furious movie introduced us to Dominic Toretto and his gang of burly vest-wearing petrolheads. Back then, the F&F films were all about small scale heists and something called ‘the streets’, The action was mostly limited to the road, one quarter mile at a time.

Today, you'd barely recognise the same franchise under the hood. The locations are now global, the stakes are often world-affecting, and Dom’s gang is now not only ethnically diverse, but also capable of planning and executing the most ludicrous feats of automobile insanery.

It’s these inventive uses of vehicular destruction that has elevated the franchise however. Our intrepid crew can use all manner of ingenuity to get the job done, but only if there’s a moving vehicle involved, and said vehicle gets totalled in the process.

With this in mind, here are ten times when Fast and Furious stunts went way past the redline of believability.

10. Oil Truck Tanker Escape (Fast & Furious)

The fourth entry into the F&F franchise largely keeps itself grounded, with the gang squaring off against a drug running cartel moving its shipments across the US/Mexican border.

In the opening scene we see a truck hauling multiple petrol tankers across the desert, with a street value of millions. Dom’s gang swoop in to perform a deadly high-speed heist, individually separating each tanker and making off with the precious liquid cargo.

Except things don’t go smoothly, as Dom and Letty find themselves blocked off at the bottom of a hill, with a fiery out of control tanker literally flipping its way towards them. Dom, cool as a cucumber, puts his motor into drive, spinning up his tires.

Just before the lovers meet their end in a big ol’ metal petrol fuelled BBQ, Dom releases the brake, sending their car hurtling towards the spinning wreck, and deftly powerslides under the tanker as it flips over them, colliding with the rest of the truck in an epic explosion.

For any other action film, this might be a set-piece finale. But here, we’re just getting started.


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