Rob Cohen, director of the first Fast & Furious movie aimed to be as authentic as possible with technical details of the movie. However, according to the movie’s technical director Craig Lieberman, Cohen reportedly said that the “movie was not meant to appeal to gearheads. It was made to attract audiences who like action movies." Now, Lieberman’s newest video exposes some of the film’s biggest technical errors.
As we’ve covered before, Lieberman helped with finding the cars, the parts, and extras for various scenes. At the time, he was deeply immersed in the import street racing scene and was well connected, which benefited Universal Studios. Nowadays, he’s a YouTuber with a fervent passion for not only the Fast & Furious franchise but for technical perfection. He has owned more than 40 cars including a Supra, GT-R, and Maxima that played starring roles in the first movie.
For instance, one of the errors that Lieberman covers is where a truck follows a Supra with a white bumper. Nobody called it out until just this year, Lieberman says, but it was actually a Miata bumper on the roof, not a Supra bumper. YouTube As a technical advisor, Lieberman had a chance to review the script and make recommendations for changes, but as he notes in his video, “I gave advice; they didn’t always take it.”
The net result is that some scenes wouldn’t be feasible in real life and some of them are just pure drama for the fun of it. But only the […]