The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious

The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 American short film directed by Philip G. Atwell, produced by Chris Palladino, and written by Keith Dinielli. It is the first short film in the Fast & Furious franchise, and stars Paul Walker. It is a continuation to The Fast and the Furious (2001) and details the events prior to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), where runaway fugitive Brian O'Conner leaves Los Angeles in order to evade police capture.

The Turbo Charged Prelude for
2 Fast 2 Furious
Directed byPhilip G. Atwell
Written byKeith Dinielli
Produced byChris Palladino
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 3, 2003 (2003-06-03)
Running time
6 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was released on June 3, 2003, and was included on special edition home releases of the first film. It was also released to select theaters to tie with the theatrical release of 2 Fast 2 Furious.


Brian O'Conner packs his bags and leaves Los Angeles, before the LAPD gets a chance to arrest him for letting Dominic escape. While the FBI launch a national manhunt for him, Brian travels across Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, winning every street race he participates in, with his red Mitsubishi 3000GT. However, he is forced to ditch his car at a motel in San Antonio when police officers are notified of his presence. When they collect the car, he manages to hitch a ride from an unknown woman, despite her knowing who he really is. She drops him at a used car lot, with him realizing she knows that he is a wanted man. There, he buys a green Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. Later, collecting money from street races, he modifies the car with new rims and repaints it silver before traveling eastbound and winning more races on the way. Upon reaching Jacksonville, Florida, Brian heads south toward Miami, where he sees Slap Jack's Toyota Supra and Orange Julius' Mazda RX-7 before the screen reads "2 be continued...".


The short film also features archival footage of Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from the first film, and Peter Aylward and Rodney Neil have cameo appearances as police officers. Minka Kelly acts as the girl who gave Brian a ride to San Antonio.

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