Top 10 Fast and Furious filming locations
From the first to the eighth installment, Fast and Furious takes us from the streets of Los Angeles to London and Puerto Rico. A real pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Toretto family.
1. House of Dominic Toretto
Wanting to locate the plot of Fast and Furious in Los Angeles, director Rob Cohen chose the Echo Park neighborhood because of its hilly streets. It is in the neighborhood that he finds the house of Dominic Toretto. Built in 1906, this house has become one of the most famous in the city. Although the building corresponds perfectly to the ambitions of the film, the director will make some small changes including repainting the house in white to bring out the cars. The two actresses Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez did not have a driver’s license before joining the saga.Read more
2. Toretto’s Market & Cafe
Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) attempts to infiltrate Toretto’s gang. Every day he goes to the café run by Mia (Jordana Brewster), Dominic Toretto’s sister. After a few punches, the policeman is accepted by the members of the clan. Built in 1913, this grocery store is now known as Bob’s Market.
Address: 1234 Bellevue Ave, Los Angeles, California, USA
3. Pearl Champagne Lounge (closed) – 2 Fast 2 Furious
In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) meets Brian and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) in this lounge. The drug lord is bringing a policeman in. He tortures him by inserting a rat in a champagne bucket placed on his naked belly to force him to give him information, under the stunned gaze of his two friends. In real life, the club was much quieter and fancier than in fiction.
Address: 1 Ocean Dr 2nd floor, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
4. Drift races – FNF: Tokyo Drift
Supposedly set in Tokyo, the action of the third installment is actually filmed in and around Los Angeles for the most part. Among the various addresses, the former Hawthorne Plaza shopping center is the gathering place for drifters. Opened in 1977, the complex saw its aura decline in the 1990s, following the numerous closures of aerospace plants in the area. In 1999, its doors closed permanently. Since then, many films such as Minority Report, The Green Hornet or some episodes of Teen Wolf have used the place, as well as the clips of David Guetta Bang My Head or Taylor Swift …Ready for It? A renovation plan for the building has been underway since 2016.
Address: West 120th Street and El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, California, USA
5. David Park’s apartment – Fast and Furious 4
A suspect in Brian’s investigation in Fast and Furious 4, the cop goes to David Park’s (Ron Yuan) home for questioning. Dominic Toretto beat him to it and threatens to throw him out of the window of his apartment at 2619 West 8th Street.
Address: 2619 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
6. Streets of Rio de Janeiro – Fast and Furious 5
Retired to Rio de Janeiro in Fast and Furious 5, the Torettos live a peaceful life, before their past catches up with them. In fact, the streets of Puerto Rico serve as a stand-in for those of the Brazilian city.
Address: Puerto Rico
7. Lambeth Bridge – Fast and Furious 6
The armored car attack in Moscow in Fast and Furious 6 was actually shot in the heart of London, on Lambeth Bridge. Inaugurated in 1932, it has stone obelisks with pineapple at each end. This feature is an amusing tribute to a Lambeth resident, John Tradescant. The man is supposed to have brought the first pineapple to Britain. Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, can boast to be a real crime fighter. Dressed in tactical filming gear, gun in hand, he came face to face with burglars in front of a production van. Panic-stricken, they fled the scene when they saw him!
Address: London, United Kingdom
8. Intersection 6N32 & Old Ridge Route – Fast and Furious 7
Probably the saddest sequence of the movie, the farewell to Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7. Died in a car accident in 2013 while shooting this opus, the actor could not leave the Fast and Furious saga without a certain dignity. To the tune of Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner do a final 400-metre run on this road. Brian turns, letting Dominic go on his way, alone. moving.
Address: Intersection 6N32 & Old Ridge Route, Castaic, California, USA
9. Rooftop – FNF 8
On the terrace of this Hell’s Kitchen building, a small party is in full swing in Fast and Furious 8 . The Fast and Furious franchise is extremely lucrative. Since the first film in 2001, the first seven films have grossed more than $4 billion worldwide. In the 19th century, 10th Avenue was known for its railroad. Trains running on its tracks were preceded by a cowboy, nicknamed “the cowboy of 10th Avenue”. His role was to announce the arrival of the convoy using a hunting horn.
Address: 755 10th Avenue, New York, USA
10. Leadenhall Building – Hobbs & Shaw
Brixton Lore (Idris Elba) abducts Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby) and abseils down from the building. To stop them, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) chooses to throw himself into the void to catch them in flight, while Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) quietly takes the outside elevator. In reality, there is no such building, but those of the Leadenhall Building are reputed to be the fastest in Europe! The shooting of the spin-off of the saga is marked by tensions between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. If the two characters give each other the line, the two men have never played each other.
Address: 122 Leadenhall Street, London, United Kingdom
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The Nissan Skyline from Fast and Furious
The Fast and Furious saga is emblematic and which car to choose among all those that heroes buy, sell, destroy, steal… The Nissan Skyline is one of the most obvious choices. Present from the short film The turbo-charged prelude linking the first and second parts, the Nissan Skyline is a legend in street racing, and probably one of the most beautiful cars driven by the late Paul Walker.
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By Damien Duarte
Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !