- "No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past."
F9 (also known as F9: The Fast Saga and internationally as Fast & Furious 9) is the ninth movie of the Fast & Furious series and the tenth overall, including Hobbs & Shaw. Directed by Justin Lin, the film was released internationally in May 19, 2021 and June 17th, 2021 and in North America on June 25, 2021.
- 1 Official Description
- 2 Plot
- 3 Cast
- 4 Events
- 5 Featured Vehicles
- 6 Featured Locations
- 7 Director's Cut
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Videos
- 10 Production
- 11 Trivia
- 12 References
- 13 External Links
|“||Vin Diesel’s Dominic "Dom" Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster phenomenon.
The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron. F9 also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna.
— Official Description
In 1989, during the last stock car race of the season, the Torettos are on the track. Jack Toretto (JD Pardo) is one of the racers and comes off for a pit stop. Jack’s sons Dominic (Vinnie Bennett) and Jakob (Finn Cole) are a part of his Pit Crew. While Jakob works under the hood, Dom argues with the Pit Crew of rival racer Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack) as he is being a dirty racer. As Jack is about to get back into the race he tells Dom to let it go, saying it’s not about being the stronger man but about being the bigger man. As Jack gets back on the track to resume the race, Kenny resumes as well, as they near the next lap Kenny’s car clips Jack’s bumper and causes him to hit a wall at 120 Mph, his car then bursting into flames in the process and killing him. Dom sees this and tries to run on to the track to save his dad but is held back by Buddy (Michael Rooker), another member of Jack’s pit crew. Dom and Jakob both watch as their father dies in front of them.
In the present day, Dom (Vin Diesel) is retired and living off the grid trying to raise his son Brian, and be a good husband to his wife, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). The peacetime is interrupted when Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) & Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) who Dom and Letty thought were robbers, arrive with news of Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) apprehending Cipher (Charlize Theron), but his plane being attacked in the process and her being extracted by rogue agents. The plane has crashed in the Montequinto region of Central America, the team doesn’t have a lot of time to find Mr. Nobody or at least what he was holding on the plane, but Dom declines to join, wanting to live a peaceful life now that he has a son. Letty joins, telling Dom they can’t just abandon everybody now that Brian is in their life, saying it’s not who they are. Dom replays the SOS signal Mr. Nobody sent out and realizes his brother Jakob (John Cena) is behind the hijacking of Nobody’s plane and Cipher’s escape. With this newfound information he joins the team on the extraction.
While searching the plane, they are able to find part of a device named Aries, a machine so powerful that it would be able to hack into every computer weapons system in the world. Just as the team finds the first half of the device they are intercepted by a private army and Jakob himself, who steals the device and escapes. The team then rendezvous with Stasiak (Shea Whigham) on a plane en route to their safe house, with Dom and Letty letting the team know who they’re up against this time.
Back in 1989, after the crash, Kenny Linder shows up to the tracks to pay his last respects to Jack. He is met by Jakob who orders him to leave the premises. Kenny insults Jakob and before the latter can react Dom shows up and tells his brother to go find Buddy. When Dom also tells Kenny to leave, he insults the Toretto name and punches Dom, causing Dom to react by almost beating him to death with a socket wrench. Dom then gets arrested as Jakob watches him get processed in.
Jakob arrives to his base of operations and meets with Otto (Thue Ersted Rasmussen) his associate in power. Cipher is being held at their base and is trying to sway Jakob into working with her instead, to which he declines claiming he doesn’t work for the competition. She lets him know where to locate the other half of Project Aries, which is in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, also letting him know that he doesn’t have a chance of making it out of the situation alive now that Dom is in the mix. At he Caspian Sea, Dom and the team arrive at their safe house. Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) who comes out of retirement, also arrives, telling Dom that Jakob is her brother too and she wants to help. Dom is reluctant because Mia and Brian have been retired and living off the grid with their children and he doesn’t want her to put them and anything else they’ve worked for at risk. Mia & Letty reassure Dom that all of their children are in the safest hands, with Brian. The team then debriefs, and they find out that Han (Sung Kang) has been working with Mr. Nobody. The team then splits up and goes to different regions of the world, with Dom at first going back to LA to meet Buddy.
In 1991, While Dom is serving his sentence, he works with cars in his work release program where he meets a young Leo (Ceres) & Santos (Ozuna). When Leo informs Dom that the car he’s working on has a hairline crack that can turn his car into a bomb if not fixed, Dom comes to the realization that Jakob is also partially responsible for their father’s death as he was working under the hood of Jack’s car the day he was killed. Dom is then released and comes upon the street racing scene in LA. Jakob has seemingly been winning every race and is challenged by Dom, who tells him that he knows what he did the day of the race, saying that Jakob killed their father. He makes a stipulation that if Jakob wins, he can come back home, but if Dom wins, Jakob has to get in his car and drive as far away from LA as he possibly can. Dom wins the race and Jakob leaves town, with Mia being the only one in the family to keep in contact with him for a while.
Dom goes back to the old race tracks and reacquaints himself with Buddy, as he’s looking for Jakob. Dom tells Buddy he knows that he took Jakob in after Jack’s death, Buddy tells Dom that he took away Jakob’s family when he won that race and now Jakob doesn’t have anybody. Buddy tells Dom he did his best to take care of Jakob and tells Dom that he has to make peace with the past, so he can make a better future, then informs Dom that Jakob is in London. Dom then departs for London and Buddy tells him that he hopes he finds his peace, to which Dom responds that it died the day his father did.
Letty & Mia arrive in Tokyo to find a clue to what Han was doing while he worked for Mr. Nobody, while Roman & Tej arrive in Germany to recruit Sean (Lucas Black), Twinkie (Bow Wow) & Earl Hu (Jason Tobin) as they’ve been working on a rocket car. Dom arrives in London and connects with his old friend, Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren), who points him into the direction of Jakob. Dom meets Otto, who informs him of how powerful his family is. Dom finally meets Jakob and the two nearly come to blows after Jakob mirrors their last encounter and tells Dom the same thing he said to him: to get in his car and drive as far away as possible. Otto arrives with Interpol Agents and has Dom apprehended. Leysa (Cardi B), an old friend that Dom had befriended stealing gas during his time in the Dominican Republic, helps him escape and also gives him Jakob’s gun with his biometric imprints so he’ll be easier to track. Back in Tokyo, Letty & Mia using a postcard Han once sent before his 'death', which featured a photo of Mexico on it, Letty finds an apartment with a Mexican flag in the window and remembers a comment he once made about Mexico being his old west that he runs away to.
Letty and Mia search the apartment and find a photo of Han and Young Elle and they are promptly interrupted by a grown up Elle who warns them to get down as rogue agents storm the apartment. Elle, Letty and Mia work together to fight the agents and the fight ends when Letty knocks the last rogue agent out of the window when he tries to shoot Elle. Then, a sniper shoot two remaining agents, saving Letty, the sniper it's revealed to be Han.
Tej, Roman & Ramsey meet up with Dom in Edinburgh as that’s where the second half of Project Aries is, Jakob is using an electromagnetic field to disrupt security systems in order to steal the second device. Tej & Roman are compromised when they find the magnetic device and are able to fight their way out when Ramsey starts to drive the truck the magnet is attached to while giving chase to Otto. Meanwhile Dom notices Jakob zip-lining from building to building and intercepts him leading to a fight between the two brothers. As they fight on the street and on top of busses and trucks, Otto is prepared for an extraction until Ramsey runs his car off the road with the truck. Jakob tries to make an escape by stealing a car, but Ramsey uses the magnet in the truck to apprehend him.
Otto regroups back at his base of operations and reunites with Cipher. Meanwhile back at the Toretto safe house, Jakob is kept captive in a cell. Letty & Mia then reacquaints the team with Han. Han reveals that Gisele was a former CIA operative working with Mr. Nobody. Han, who was still grieving over Giselle’s death was offered a job by Mr. Nobody and was assigned to protect Elle and Project Aries, Elle’s DNA being the final component for it. Mr. Nobody informed Han that one of his best agents went rogue. The two then formed a plan using Deckard Shaw as the cover to fake his death in order to better protect Elle. Otto compromises the safe house and frees Jakob, while Jakob reveals that he was the one that betrayed Mr. Nobody. When Dom tells Jakob he doesn’t deserve to have the Toretto name, Jakob gets angry and reveals what happened leading up to their dad’s last race in 1989, Jack was in a lot of debt and was planning to throw the race in order to get himself out of it, planning to fake his death so that his family could have a better life, but things went awry when he had Jakob intentionally tamper with his car causing it to explode. Otto arrives at the bunker with his agents, rescues Jakob and kidnap Elle and recover the second half of the project Aries.
Otto has a satellite launch into Orbit, while Jakob has Elle activate the Aries device, as they wait for the satellite to activate, as they’re moving throughout Tbilisi in an armored 16 wheeler called the Armadillo, Dom, Letty, Mia, Ramsey & Han give chase and try to rescue Elle and stop them from uploading the satellite uplink, using the magnets they stole from the delivery truck in Edinburgh. As Mia & Han try to gain entrance on to the truck, Jakob gets double crossed by Otto, who reveals that he now works with Cipher. Jakob fights one of Otto’s henchman before being thrown off the truck. Dom & Mia manage to save him before he falls off and Jakob uses Han’s car to escape, but he redeems himself and returns to help Dom and Ramsey gain access to the truck.
Meanwhile Tej & Roman are in orbit and destroy the satellite before Aries can be fully uploaded to it.
Cipher appears to have one last trick up her sleeve, flying in on a jet in one last attempt to kill Dom, and is successful in blowing up the truck but only kills Otto, Dom managing to get out at the last minute, the truck then ricochets into Cipher’s jet, but it’s revealed that she was flying the jet on a computer simulator, which leads to her managing to slip away once again in frustration. Jakob arrives in Dom’s Charger and gives him his keys back. Dom tells him that there will be a lot of people after him, further stating that somebody once gave him a second chance by giving him a 10 second car, he will pay it forward by doing the same thing for Jakob, handing him back the keys to his car, finally forgiving Jakob for his role in their father’s death. Mia tells Jakob she lost him once and she’s not going to lose him again. Jakob then takes Dom’s Charger and escapes, going into hiding from enemies.
The International Space Station spots Tej & Roman and brings them back down to earth. Dom then takes little Brian to the tracks where his father competed. Telling his son he learned everything he needed to know about life during his time there.
In 1989 Dom appears, consoling a tearful Jakob after his fight with Kenny, Dom tells Jakob there will be some rough times ahead but in the end everything will be alright, all the while police sirens are heard in the background, leading to his arrest.
As they celebrate another successful mission with a family barbecue at the Toretto household, Han reunites with Sean, Twinkie & Earl, introducing them to Elle, while Roman & Tej argue about food, much to the chagrin of Ramsey. Santos (Don Omar) informs Mia that Leo owns his own restaurant in Brooklyn, also telling her the food is bad but those hipsters like it. Little Brian plays with Letty in the garage, and Dom asks him if he’s ready to say grace. Dom says they can’t say grace yet because notices an empty chair next to Mia, just as Brian O’Conner’s blue Nissan Skyline arrives in the driveway.
In a post credits scene, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is hitting a punching bag in his hideout. He unzips it to reveal a man inside who has plans that he was looking for, however he has already recovered a thumb drive with the plans and was using the man to train and stay in shape. As someone knocks on the door, Deckard traps the man in the punching bag again and opens the door to come face-to-face with Han who he's shocked is still alive.
- The Death of Jack Toretto
- The Montequinto Recovery Mission
- Attack on Han Seoul-Oh (mentioned)
- The Recovery of Project Aries
- The Activation of Project Aries
- The following list of major vehicles used in "Fast & Furious 9" is incomplete and may not be completed until the film is released
- Otto's Base of Operations
- Caspian Sea Bunker
- Los Angeles
- Hatfield House
It was announced in August 2021 that Justin Lin's cut of the film would be released for home viewing and would be titled F9: The Director's Cut. The cut would feature 7 minutes of additional footage that wasn't in the theatrical cut including flashbacks with other franchise characters, extended action scenes, a deepened rivalry between Dom and Jakob, more of Dom as a father, an additional appearance from Cardi B, extended Tej and Roman sequences and an expanded climax with The Armadillo.
Differences from the Theatrical Cut
- The start of the film is extended. After Dom finds evidence of Jakob from Mr. Nobody's SOS message. He calls Mia who arrives to the farm to pickup Brian so Dom can be with Letty and the rest of the team.
- When the team arrive to the base in the Caspian Sea, there is extended dialogue between Tej and Ramsey as their repair old computer parts. They discuss vintage technology before Roman comes to them with his theory on the team being invincible.
- After Mia arrives at the Caspian Sea Bunker, Roman finds a room full of money from different countries, exclaiming that he'll be keeping some for himself.
- There is extended dialogue between the team when Ramsey introduces them to Project Aries.
- There is extended dialogue between Young Dom and his friends before his race with Jakob as well as additional dialogue between Dom and Jakob.
- There is extended scenes of Mia and Letty in Tokyo searching through Han's old garage. They also mention Gisele as the link between Han and Mr. Nobody.
- There is an extra scene with Cardi B at Hatfield House where she meets Dom coming to the house.
- Extended dialogue between Jakob and Dom in the house where he talks about how (Dom) destroying villains paved the way for him (Jakob) to take over their territory.
- A deleted scene where Dom calls Little Brian to check in.
- Extended action sequences with The Armadillo, including more stunts and screentime.