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The Fast and the Furious 2001 FILMING LOCATIONS Then & Now

Over two decades have passed since the original “The Fast and the Furious” movie hit theaters. Back then, it was a modest production that would unexpectedly evolve into one of the most celebrated automotive films of all time. Little did anyone know, this movie would kick-start a franchise that would go on to become one of the most financially successful in the history of the film industry.

While many believe that the franchise has strayed from its roots, there’s a lingering nostalgia for the original film’s quotable moments and impactful scenes. Even with a fair dose of cheesiness, it’s undeniable that the movie made a significant mark on the automotive community.

In the present day, it’s evident that the original film still holds a special place in people’s hearts, evident by the astounding prices its hero cars fetch at auctions. When discussing the iconic vehicles from The Fast and the Furious, seven-figure price tags are not uncommon.

This time, however, we take a unique angle by focusing on the filming locations. Despite a relatively constrained budget, the movie ingeniously utilized the urban landscape of Southern California. While these locations might have appeared ordinary at the time, they have since etched themselves into cinematic history as integral parts of one of the most iconic automotive films ever crafted.

In this insightful video, hosted by the Nick P Was Here YouTube channel, we journey through time to explore these memorable filming locations. With a span of 22 years between the film’s creation and the making of this video, it’s natural that some of these spots have undergone transformations. The passage of time has left its mark on these locations, revealing how they have evolved alongside the changing landscape of California.

All that being said, it’s still fun to take a little trip down memory lane every once in a while.