Cast explodes into a fury of adventure
Barry C Chung
The fifth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise reunites the cast members for one final high-stakes heist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), Dom (Vin Diesel) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) are in big trouble. They have to find a way to pull off a major robbery to regain their freedom.
But they can't do it all alone. So they decide to assemble a super crew, comprising characters from previous installments - Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris), Han (Sung Kang), Vince (Matt Schulze) and Gal (Gisele Harabo). They are planning to pull one last job for a cool US$100 million.
The elite racers and technicians are up against their biggest challenge to date. Law enforcement officers are hot on their trail, led by 'always gets his man' agent Luke (Dwayne Johnson). So is a shady businessman called Hernan (Joaquim de Almeida). Both are eager to take down the team at any cost.
The series has always been about characters with distinct, and often dubious, moral codes. Furious Five continues in this pattern.
'Dom's got his code, Brian's got his code and even our newest character, Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, has his,' producer Neal Moritz explains. 'As these intersect and conflict with each other, which they do many times, it adds great tension to the film's action. It's great to see those two things ignite.'
Contains scenes of violence and mature themes Fast Five opens tomorrow