The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. An undercover cop named Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) infiltrates a gang of street racers led by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) who he suspects of stealing expensive electronic equipment. But the mission is comprised when Brian falls in love with Toretto’s younger sister (Jordana Brewster). During a high speed chase, Dominic crashes his car, destroying it. Rather than arrest him, Brian decides to let Dominic go.
Turbo-Charged Prelude (2003)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: No.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. As a result of letting Dominic go, Brian is now the object of a nation-wide FBI manhunt. While fleeing from the law, Brian enters a bunch of illegal street races and wins them all. On a trip to Florida, he notices two cars that look very familiar. And that’s about all that happens in this 6 minute short.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: No.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. Brian is arrested. The FBI offers him a deal: Go undercover and take down drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), and they will erase his criminal record. Brian agrees.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes (brief cameo at end).Is Paul Walker in it?: No. After destroying his car in an illegal street race, a young man who had nothing to do with the previous movies (Lucas Black) is sent to live with his father on a military base in Japan where he continues to race cars illegally.
Los Bandoleros (2009)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes.Is Paul Walker in it?: No. Dominic and the gang break a colleague out of a jail in the Dominican Republic, then go to a club where they are informed of an opportunity to hijack gasoline. Dominic’s old girlfriend Leticia Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) shows up at the club, and the two rekindle their relationship.
Fast & Furious (2009)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. Dominic’s girlfriend, working undercover for Brian in order to clear Dominic’s name, is killed by a heroin dealer. After a complicated series of twists, Dominic avenges Leticia’s death, but is arrested afterwards. Brian and the rest of the gang team up to break Dominic out of jail.
Fast Five (2011)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. Dominic and the gang flee to Brazil, where they team up with DEA agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) to steal money from a powerful drug dealer.
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. It turns out that Dominic’s girlfriend isn’t dead after all. It also turns out that she’s a member of a rival robbing crew. Dominic and the gang once again team up with Hobbs to bring the crew to justice.
Fast & Furious 7 (2014)
Is Vin Diesel in it?: Yes.Is Paul Walker in it?: Yes. We have no idea what this one will be about, but it’s by the director of Saw, so don’t be surprised if the plot puts Dominic and the gang up against a brilliant serial killer who builds elaborate contraptions to torture his victims with.