- Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Sung Kang, Tyrese Gibson, Shea Whigham, Ludacris, Joe Taslim, Rita Ora, Rowena Diamond, Clara Paget, Kim Kold, Alex Martin, Stephen Marcus, David Ajala, Lee Asquith-Coe, Julian Stone, Allistair McNab, Baron Jay, Lee Craven, Paul Blackwell, Benjamin Davies, Leon Corbin, Mark Badham, Jin Au-Yeung, Magda Rodriguez, Andy Pointon, Max William Crane
- Director: Justin Lin
- Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson
- Producers: Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, Clayton Townsend
- Art Directions: Leslie Tomkins, James Hambidge
- Casting: Lucinda Syson
- Costume Design: Sanja Milkovic Hays
- D.O.P.: Stephen F. Windon
- Editors: Greg D'Auria, Kelly Matsumoto, Christian Wagner
- Makeup: John Blake
- Music: Lucas Vidal
- Production Design: Jan Roelfs
- Set Decoration: Richard Roberts
Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez).
The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Glasgow, Scotland; Liverpool, UK; London, UK; Tenerife, Spain
- MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language
- Production Companies: Etalon film, Original Film
- Production Schedule: 30 July 2012 - October 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Who would have thought it? By the fifth entry in a film series, the audience knows what to expect and those in charge aren't keen to shake things up lest they chip away at their fan base. That's why 2011's "Fast Five" came as quite a shock with its fresh and fun approach. The filmmakers essentially dumped the "Point Break"-lite storylines and niche underground street racing elements. Instead, they opted for a wide-appealing action-toned ensemble heist film with an international flavour. They also kept the elements that worked such as the key cast members, the flash cars, and the unintentional undercurrent of machismo meets homoeroticism.
This fifth film's grander locales, the ambitious and more practical set pieces, and some key casting additions all clicked beautifully - resulting in easily the most profitable film of the franchise with $626 million worldwide. It also scored many of the best reviews of the series, revitalising a brand that was seen as tired and over. As a result, both a sixth and seventh film in the series quickly went into development after those involved realised they would need more than one movie to tie up the storylines and characters.
A seventh film is a while off though, plans to shoot it back-to-back dumped shortly after they were first suggested, and "Fast Six" is being developed as its own beast. Story details are scarce, but it is certain that this will revolve around the group of characters from the last one re-assembling for another heist - this time in Europe. Dwayne Johnson's memorably macho Agent Luke Hobbs is also coming back, though the colder climate means we'll miss the light sweaty sheen he seemed to sport throughout F5.
Also back for this outing is Michelle Rodriguez's Letty, seemingly killed in the fourth film and revealed to be alive in the last one. Johnson's character gets a new agent in the form of MMA fighter Gina Carano who impressed with her debut performance this year in "Haywire." There's also "The Raid" actor Joe Taslim as a "cold-blooded killer who fights using martial arts and parkour."
If "Fast Five" lacked in one area it was the villain. While Johnson was a blast, Joaquim de Almeida's Brazilian drug lord and his anonymous henchmen were a bit of a wash. The filmmakers have instead come up with a different angle this time - a rival team attempting to pull off the same robbery. Well-groomed Welshman Luke Evans heads this group, the actor replacing the once linked Jason Statham. Shot in London, Los Angeles, Tenerife and Glasgow - this entry hits Memorial Day weekend and is expected to be one of Summer's box-office juggernauts."