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The Ten Most Unrealistic Scenes From The Fast & Furious Franchise

None of the movies in the Fast and Furious franchise make any concessions to reality, and that’s what makes them so great. These are their ten most absurdly unrealistic scenes.


10.) That’s One Tall-Ass Reverse Gear

Which Movie? 2 Fast 2 Furious

Looks like the producers of this one added the de rigueur shot of NOS and the longest reverse gear ever fitted to a car. And don’t get me started on the heavily-winged purple Eclipse Spyder.


Suggested By: Dolemite

9.) Landing On A Yacht

Which Movie? 2 Fast 2 Furious

How did Brian know that there’d be a ramp he could hit and the Yacht would be in the perfect spot for him to land on it? I don’t know, but I’m entertained regardless.

Suggested By: Maté Petrány

8.) How To Steal A Road Train, The Easy Way

Which Movie? Fast & Furious 4

If you’re going to steal a road train you could just follow the guy until he stops for a break, but that could take hours and who has time for that? This is the much more sensible solution.


Suggested By: Andy Sheehan, StreetsideStig

7.) Two Minute 1/4 Mile

Which Movie? The Fast And The Furious

This is one of the most iconic scenes from the whole franchise, but doesn’t it just seem a little bit long for a 1/4 mile? Also each car has at least 7 gears, Brian is dicking around with his laptop while he drives, the laptop says “danger to manifold” before the floor pan falls off, and I could go on for a while.


Suggested By: clutchshiftington

6.) Street Racers, Watch Out For Cops With Electromagnets

Which Movie? 2 Fast 2 Furious

What sort of dystopic future does 2 Fast take place in where cops in helicopters have electromagnetic harpoons that can kill a cars motor? Not a future I want to live in.


Suggested By: Raphael Orlove

5.) Jumping Between Two Buildings

Which Movie? Furious 7

When we saw Toretto driving a Lykan Hypsersport between two buildings in the Super Bowl spot for the latest film, we knew it’d be good. It was.


Suggested By: live2skico2

4.) The Bus Heist

Which Movie? Fast Five

In which an old Charger suddenly becomes a rock, causing the bus to flip over it, rolling multiple times but somehow without any fatalities. Sure, why not?


Suggested By: Ralphie60

3.) Pulling A Bank Vault With Two Chargers

Which Movie? Fast Five

This is how you rob a bank, Fast and Furious style. This scene is so realistic, I’m surprised it didn’t inspire any copycat crimes.


Suggested By: something-clever-here

2.) Saving Letty

Which Movie? Fast & Furious 6

This is how you make a grand romantic gesture, Fast and Furious style. Amazing how Torretto and Letty walked away from this one with no injuries whatsoever!


Suggested By: Toni Bancae

1.) The Runway Scene

Which Movie? Fast & Furious 6

The makers of these movies have no time for continuity, in fact, they don’t even know what continuity means. Who cares that runway would have been 18.5 miles, given the length of this scene?


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Suggested By: primalzer

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I have never watched a Fast and Furious movie. Having watched these, I do not regret this decision.