An undercover cop infiltrates an underworld subculture of Los Angeles street racers looking to bust a hijacking ring, and soon begins to question his loyalties when his new street racing friends become the prime suspects. –IMDb
Robert “Rob” Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American film director, producer and writer.
Cohen was born to a Jewish family in Cornwall, New York. He was raised and spent his childhood in the Town of Newburgh and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1967 (according to an article by Germain Lussier in the Middletown (New York) Times Herald Record, August 3, 2008). He subsequently graduated from Harvard University.
As producer, he has been behind many major motion pictures, including The Witches of Eastwick, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and The Running Man. His latest movie is the third film in Universal Studios’ The Mummy franchise begun by Stephen Sommers.
As a director, Cohen is mainly known for his hit films Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Dragonheart, Daylight, xXx, and The Fast and the Furious.He also directed the critical and commercial flop Stealth. Cohen produced the comedy horror flick… read more
First entry took the 1970's drag-race movie and gave it a high octane makeover for the age of 'nos'. Nothing new under the sun here in this story of an undercover cop infiltrating a gang of hijackers and questioning his loyalty to either the law or the gang. Film delivers on some high speed action here and there but who would have thought it would lead to a series of ever increasing box office blockbusters?