On “The Fast and the Furious”

A still from the 2001 film “The Fast and the Furious” featuring Vin Diesel on the left and Paul Walker on the right, both looking off to the left of the viewer.

Once upon a time in New Jersey, I went on a date with a friend of Paul Walker, the actor who had costarred in the previous summer’s car soap opera fantasia The Fast and the Furious. Brett (not his real name) was surprised I hadn’t seen the movie, which he claimed “totally sucked.” It would be nearly two decades before I found out how wrong he was.



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