Cue “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa as I take a look at all of the best places to go when following the movie sites of the many Fast and Furious movies…
- The Fast and the Furious 2001
- 2 Fast 2 Furious 2003
- The Fast & The Furious – Tokyo Drift 2006
- Fast and Furious 2009
- Fast Five 2011
- Fast and Furious 6 2013
- Furious 7 2015
- The Fate of the Furious 2017
> Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) house,
The Fast and The Furious 2001. Dom’s white woodframe house is actually a real home, however the garage where Dom keep’s his precious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is actually a temporary creation for the movies. This house is located in the Echo Park section of L.A – just northwest of downtown. – 720 N. East Kensington Road.
Note: This is a private residence, so be wary not to disturb the residents. How cool would it be to live in the famous Fast & Furious family home?!
> Toretto’s Market and Diner,
The Fast and The Furious 2001. Toretto’s Market and Diner is nearby, located just south of Toretto’s house. In the film, it is owned by Dom and his sister (Jordana Brewster) and is the famous location where she and Brian (Paul Walker) meet for the first time – and bond over terrible tuna sandwiches. This is also where Brian and another actor get into a fight, which is broken up by Dom. In reality, Toretto’s Market and Diner is actually “Bob’s Market”.
It is located on the corner of Kensington Road & Bellevue Road.
– 1234 Bellevue Avenue.
> Key West, Florida
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003. This edition of the Fast & Furious movies is basically all set in Florida. Key West is one of the more popular areas with the Overseas Highway between Key West and the cities of Miami.
> Canary Islands, Spain
Fast & Furious 6 2013. Principally on the island of Tenerife, this is where the popular tank scene from Fast & Furious 6 was filmed. – Highway TF-1
> Rio de Janiero,
Fast 5 2011. Fast Five is set almost completely in Rio de Janiero, with constant panning shots over the beautiful city. From the silhouetted walk on the beach to the crowded housing further inland, it shows a little bit of everything Rio has to offer.
> Universal Studios, Hollywood
Although Universal studios Hollywood has always been home to some of the popular vehicles used in the movies, new in 2015, Fast and Furious – Supercharged! Is opening in June 2015 for the 50th Anniversary of the world-famous Studio Tour. “Ride along with the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that exceeds 120 miles per hour and catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels.
You’ll be engulfed in a world of cutting-edge, hyper-realistic special effects, including 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s most expansive 360-degree screens!”
Universal Studios Singapore has also recently created a Fast & Furious 7 Display including some of the cars used in the production of the movie.
> Shibuya crossing, Tokyo
Tokyo Drift 2006. Dubbed one of the most popular of the Fast and Furious films, Tokyo Drift was not actually completely filmed in Tokyo. One popular scene however, was – the car chase scene where Han (Sung Kang) dies after drifting through the streets. In this scene we see the risky drifting of several characters through Shibuya Crossing where many pedestrians are close from getting hit.
> Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Furious 7 2015. From Furious 7, this is the iconic site were we see the team coming from the Emirates Palace Hotel all dolled up in their tuxedos and dresses on their way to a billionaire’s party. – West Corniche Road
> Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Furious 7 2015. One of the most ridiculous of scenes, this is where we see Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) jump a car across three of the Etihad Towers before the car plummets passenger-less to the ground.
> ‘Caucasus Mountains’: Pikes Peak, Colorado
Furious 7 2015. This is where Furious 7’s action scenes start to begin. With vehicular battles and buses falling over cliff sides, it is a scene where Brian (Paul Walker) stands out from all the other characters as he fights his way to retrieve Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), gets locked into a bus as it begins to fall over a cliff, climbs out the front door and sprints to jump for his life.
> Dodger Stadium,
Furious 7 2015. Here is were you find the lookout from Furious 7, where the team stands while accepting what they are about to do, prior to the ending action scenes of the movie. Brian (Paul Walker) is also seen here before he makes his way to Toretto’s Market and Diner to meet Dom’s sister in the first film The Fast and The Furious 2001. 1000 Elysian Park Avenue
> Malibu Beach, CA
Furious 7 2015. Although it may not have been made to look like Malibu Beach, this is where they film the ending finale scene in Fast 7. This is where they begin the tribute ending to Paul Walker who plays Brian O’Connor, who died in 2013 (more here) before the production had finished filming. Paul Walkers brother’s helped to complete the movie, and it is said that only about 50% of the movie had been filmed when he passed away.
> Templin Highway and Ridge Route Road
Furious 7 2015. THE GOODBYE SCENE. After Dom (Vin Diesel) leaves the beach, Brian (Paul Walker) drives after him seeking a goodbye. The two sit across from each other at a cross roads and then race. As they race they play a tribute to Paul Walker showing flashbacks of scenes from the previous movies. As the music plays the cars drive further and further away from each other to end with a final goodbye message ‘FOR PAUL’.
> Havana, Cuba
The Fate of the Furious 2017. A pretty ideal fit considering Havana’s classic car culture, the film starts here with some scenes drawing back to the series roots – street racing. The race started in Simón Bolívar St, in a corner of El Curita Park.
The Fate of the Furious 2017. It can’t exactly be a Fast&Furious movie without a big dramatic scene with things like submarines popping up out of the blue. Lake Mývatn was the setting for the car chase scene in the Russian Arctic.
> Broadway, New York City
The Fate of the Furious 2017. And another chase scene of epic proportions – we see the cars racing down broadway, 5th Avenue and the Manhattan Bridge. A lot of the scenes set in NYC where actually filmed in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
What would you add?