TL;DR – Today we chart every location visited on screen in the Fast and Furious film franchise
For the site last week, I went through and watched all of the Fast and Furious films from start to finish for our review. As cars were taking down Tanks, Cargo Planes, and Submarines (oh my) and they started jumping around the world from Los Angeles, I started jotting down locations, and well we all know where that is going to lead to. So once again I have mapped out a franchise (you can also see our maps for James Bond and Marvel), from the start in LA to the ice fields of Russia. Note that we are using the named locations and not where they were filmed.
Well, we have to start where well it all started. Nearly all of the films have featured Los Angeles in some form, with it being the base of operations or the social focal point of the series. From here we jump across to Miami and then across the continent. While the series would eventually have a more global reach, this is where it started and where most of the locations have been found.
Full Fast and Furious Map
Here we have the whole map, and you can see that we have been across the world and back again. There were some odd moments, like a lot of the heist moments happen in undefined locations, so I had to make a guess based on the dialogue and any information I could find. Also much like our past franchise maps (bar Mission-Impossible) there is a big Australia gap, but we do have a location in the south with the spin-off Hobbs and Shaw spending their whole third act in Samoa (well Hawaii standing in for Samoa). There is going to be at least another four films in the franchise, and there is a lot of the world yet to explore with high-performance vehicles.
Credits – The World Map that we used as a base was created by ‘San Jose’ which is shared with a Creative Commons Licence.
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