As we countdown to the sixth installment of The Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious 6, we take a look back to how it all got started in the short origin film, Los Bandoleros.
Translated as The Bandits, the film written and directed by Vin Diesel introduces the characters and events leading up to the oil truck heist at the start of the fourth film in the series, Fast & Furious. It is notable for serving as the prequel to the first film in the series, The Fast and the Furious and features a host of familiar characters that would appear in several films in the series.
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In the story, Leo Tego (Tego Calderón) is in a prison of the Dominican Republic, ranting about corporations holding back the electric car and starting wars for oil while, on the streets, Alejandro Venegas (Don Omar) chats to an old man unable to find enough gas. Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) arrives and is collected from the airport by Cara Mirtha (Mirtha Michelle) and Malo (F. Valentino Morales).
They drive him back to Santos’ house, where his aunt Rubia (Adria Carrasco) is struggling with rising prices linked to the cost of gas and Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is working on his car. The team then enjoy a welcome meal with the family. After breaking Leo out of prison, they head to a club, where Han and Cara flirt while Dominic meets up with local politician Elvis (Juan Fernandez), who informs them of a window of opportunity to hijack a gas shipment. While relaxing at the club afterwards, Dominic is surprised by the arrival of Leticia Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), who has tracked him from Mexico. The two drive together to the beach, where they rekindle their relationship.
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Check out the short film below: