33 details you might have missed in 'Fast X'

  • Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Fast X."

  • The 10th installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise includes nods to past movies.

  • Insider rounds up the details and references viewers might have missed.

Scenes from "Fast Five" were reshot to paint Dom's crew as the bad guys.

Jason Momoa as Dante in "Fast X."
Dante, the son of Hernan Reyes, is retconned into being part of "Fast Five" all along.Universal

The movie starts out with a massive flashback to the events of the end of "Fast Five," when Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew steal Hernan Reyes' (Joaquim de Almeida) vault.

If some of those shots looked unfamiliar, it's because they're new.

"We reshot some stuff on 35-millimeter with the same cameras," director Louis Leterrier told Insider. "We also went into the archives and looked at all the dailies. So there was a lot of stuff that you haven't seen before."

"We reinterpreted the chase through a different point of view, through the Reyes' point of view," Leterrier added of the opening sequence. "So, Dom and Brian are the bad guys in our point of view at the beginning of the movie."

Of going back through footage from "Fast Five," he added: "That was exciting. That was also very emotional because I was watching dailies with Young Vin and Young Paul and then they were Brian and Dom between 'action and cut,' but I could see their interaction as friends before and after, and that was really amazing to see. Really, really emotional."

The movie cleverly cuts the opening "Fast Five" flashback before showing who really killed Hernan Reyes.

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Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) kills Reyes at the end of "Fast Five."Universal Studios, composite by Kirsten Acuna/Insider

In "Fast X," Dante (Jason Momoa) seeks revenge on Dom's crew for killing his dad. But real "Fast" fans know that Luke Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) was the one who actually shot the Reyes patriarch.

For someone who's been planning his revenge on Dom for a decade, it's strange that Dante doesn't fixate on that important detail — until the end-credits scene when the villain acknowledges that Dom drove the car, but Hobbs pulled the trigger.

"Fast X" takes place about four years after the last film.

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Little B's age accounts for the flash-forward from "Fast 9" to "Fast X."Universal Pictures

According to Universal, Dom's son, Little Brian, is 8 years old in "Fast X."

Since Little B was about four in "Fast 9," the sequel likely takes place about four years later. 

Han (Sung Kang) comments on Dom putting an old boat engine in a new car.

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Dom pointed out the boat engine to Letty at the very start of "The Fate of the Furious."Univeral Pictures

That's a nod to the start of 2017's "The Fate of the Furious."

When Dom and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) visit Cuba on their honeymoon, Dom shows Letty that his cousin has a boat engine inside of a car he's fixing up.

Han tells Dom they've come a long way since stealing gas in the DR and refers to themselves as "Los Bandoleros."

Han and Dom in "Fast X."
This callback happens at Dom's home when Dom tells Han he should go to Rome with Ramsey, Tej, and Roman.Universal Pictures

Diesel's 20-minute prelude to the fourth "Fast" film, "Los Bandoleros," shows Dom, Han, and Letty in the Dominican Republic, breaking Leo (Tego Calderon) out of prison to plan a way to bring gas to its citizens.

Written and directed by Diesel, the short film's Spanish title translates to "Outlaws," a fitting nickname for Dom and Han.

A sign for Tej's Auto Shop can be seen inside Dom's garage.

Tej's auto shop seen in "Fast Five."
Tej's Auto Shop seen in "Fast Five."Universal Pictures

Before he rolled with Dom's crew, Tej (Ludacris) operated an auto garage seen in "2 Fast 2 Furious."

After the events of "Fast Five," Tej used the money he earned from the heist to open another garage in Miami named Tej's Auto Service.

As Dom looks over old photos featuring Brain from previous movies in his garage, the melody of Wiz Khalifa's and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" plays.

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto in "Fast X."
"See You Again" has become synonymous with Paul Walker's character, Brian.Universal Pictures

The song was cowritten by Puth to close out the 2015 film "Furious 7" as a tribute to Paul Walker, who died in 2013 before completing the movie.

Letty tells Dom he's not going to lose her again.

Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in "Fast X."
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

Letty was previously killed off in the fourth "Fast and Furious" movie. In the end-credits scene of "Fast Five," it was revealed that she wasn't dead.

Letty returned, with amnesia, in "Fast & Furious 6."

A photo from Letty and Dom's wedding hangs on their bedroom wall.

Letty and Dom's wedding
Letty tells Dom she remembers their marriage at the end of "Furious 7."Universal Pictures

The two were married off-screen in the Dominican Republic in the fourth film's prequel short, "Los Bandoleros," which was directed by Vin Diesel.

Glimpses of their wedding ceremony were featured in "Furious 7," when Letty regained her memories.


When Cipher (Charlize Theron) arrives at the Toretto house, Letty tells Little Brian he knows what to do.

Little B hiding in "Fast 9"
Leo Abelo Perry in "Fast X" versus Little B taking shelter in "Fast 9."Universal Pictures

In "F9," it was established that when unwanted visitors stopped by, Little Brian (the son of Dom and Elena Neves) had a plan in place for where to hide so he'd stay safe.

Cipher tells Dom a familiar line near the movie's start.

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Cipher says something to Dom that Deckard said in "Furious 7."Universal Pictures

Cipher, the main villain of "The Fate of the Furious," unexpectedly appears on Dom's doorstep, bleeding and bruised.

"I met the devil tonight," she tells Dom, before saying that Dante showed up at her lair, killed some of her men, took a few of them with him, and stole her tech.

"The enemy of my enemy is you," Cipher says, warning Dom that Dante's coming after him.

Dom's heard that line before, but it was used against him.

In "Furious 7," Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) asked Dom if he ever heard the phrase "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" before revealing he teamed up with another group that was after Dom's crew.

The remote-controlled car and the jab at Tej's driving skills are callbacks to a scene from "Fast Five."

The "Tiny Tej' remote-controlled car in "Fast X" is a nod to a scene from "Fast Five."
The "Tiny Tej' remote-controlled car in "Fast X" is a nod to a scene from "Fast Five."Universal

In "Fast X," Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej, and Han head to Rome to retrieve a chip. They strap a small figurine, which they nickname "tiny Tej," to a mini car that's being remotely controlled.

"You said you wanted to drive. Now you driving," Roman tells Tej.

This moment is reminiscent of a scene from "Fast Five," as the team was doing some recon to figure out how to steal Reyes' fault from the police station in Rio. They did this by having Roman plant a robot-like car with a camera in the evidence room.

As Tej navigated the vehicle, Roman made fun of his driving skills.

"You still can't drive," he told Tej. "Now I see why you're always getting into accidents. You can't even drive a damn remote-control car.

Dante wears a skull ring throughout the movie.

A red arrow pointing to a skull ring on Dante's finger in "Fast X."
Jason Momoa joins the franchise as Dante Reyes.Universal Pictures

Dante is fond of accessorizing and wears a variety of jewelry in "Fast X." Among his many rings is one that has a skull on it.

In real life, Momoa's been rocking similar skull jewelry for years. Back in 2018, he even commissioned matching skull rings for himself and Lenny Kravitz.

It's possible that Dante's skull ring may have been Momoa's idea.

In the production notes, Momoa said that he "was inspired by a pastel sapphire necklace to create a softer side to Dante."

"I wanted to see him in all these pastel colors, in contrast to his dad's put-together character," he explained. "I wanted to create an inviting appearance where, once you get close, it's like being invited in by the devil. And once he has you, he has you."

Dante refers to Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood) as Captain America.

On the left: Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody in "The Fate of the Furious." On the right: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America in "Avengers: Infinity War."
On the left: Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody in "The Fate of the Furious." On the right: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America in "Avengers: Infinity War."Universal Pictures;

Eastwood actually auditioned to play Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This isn't the first time someone's been referred to as Cap in the "Fast" franchise.

When Hobbs visits the CCTV office and asks for access to footage around Waterloo Station, one of the employees says, "Will somebody tell Captain America here that requires clearance?"

Aimes (Alan Ritchson) uses God's Eye to track Dom's team.

Alan Ritchson as Aimes and Brie Larson as Tess in "Fast X."
Alan Ritchson as Aimes in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

Created by Ramsey and introduced in "Furious 7," Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) described it as a tracking device that can simultaneously hack into "anything on the digital network," including cell phones, satellites, ATM machines, and computers to locate someone.

"If it's got a microphone and a lens, God's Eye can find you," Mr. Nobody told Dom.

Aimes, the new leader of the Agency, uses Ramsey's device to track down Dom's group after Dante frames them for a terrorist attack in Rome in "Fast X."

Little B says a familiar line previously spoken by his father.

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Little B is quoting his father back to Aunt Mia.Universal Pictures

After beating Mia in a video game, Dom's son tells his aunt, "It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile – winning is winning."

That's a throwback to one of the franchise's best moments.

Dom delivers that line to Brian, little B's namesake, in the first film after beating him in a street race. Brian, smiling, is completely OK with it, telling Dom he almost had him.

Mia uses household objects, like a skillet, to fight the intruders.

Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto in "Fast X."
Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

This feels reminiscent of a fight scene from "F9," when Letty and Mia go to Tokyo in search of Han.

While inside a building, they're attacked and Mia uses the closet objects she can find, like pans and skillets from the nearby kitchen, to fend off the men.

Tess (Brie Larson) walks into a bar with a leather jacket that says "Good Vibes Only" on the back.

Brie Larson as Tess in "Fast X."
Brie Larson as Tess in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

Her jacket was actually a nod to Vin Diesel's daughter Pauline, who has a jacket with the same phrase written on it in real life.

During a recent appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," Diesel said that Larson's character was inspired by his child.

Tess tells Dom that Mr. Nobody has "gone missing."

Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody in "The Fate of the Furious."
Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody in "The Fate of the Furious."Universal Pictures

Mr. Nobody's whereabouts have been unknown since "F9," where Dom and his team learned that his plane was attacked and crashed while transporting Cipher.

Dom's son is confused over Jakob's old-school '90s Mustang, but it's a nod to "F9" and there's a reason it's blue.

A flashback scene from "F9," showing young Jakob and Dom racing.
Jakob still has the blue Mustang.Universal Pictures

Jakob (John Cena) drove that same 1992 Mustang as a teen in a race against Dom's 1967 Charger in "F9."

In "Fast X," he tells Little B that he got the car when he was 13.

That car was purposely chosen for Jakob to signify the "real-world rivalry" between the Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang and mirror the film's tension between the Toretto brothers.

Blue was always associated with Walker's character, Brian, who became a brother to Dom in the series.

In 2021, "F9" director Justin Lin told Insider he only ever considered using the color blue for Jakob's car to highlight their brotherhood.

"We had to choose blue," Lin said at the time. "It's the exploration between the two… I think there was no other color than blue."

Dom finally drinks a Belgian ale.

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Tess offers Dom a Belgian, a beer her father tried to get Dom to drink years ago.Univeral Pictures

After Mr. Nobody gets injured in "Furious 7," he tells Dom he really needs to try a Belgian beer. Earlier on, Dom passed on Mr. Nobody's beer of choice, opting for a Corona.

By the end, Dom seems to consider giving a Belgian a shot.

In "Fast X," Mr. Nobody's daughter, Tess, unknowingly offers Dom a Belgian when they meet in Naples. The drink of choice likely made Dom think of her father.

To show she can be trusted, Tess points to the scar on Letty's wrist and says she got that on the night that she and Dom first met.

Brie Larson as Tess in "Fast X."
Brie Larson as Tess in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

This is a callback to a scene from "Fast & Furious 6," when Dom was trying to get Letty to remember her past.

He told her that she got the scar the first time they met, at a street race, when she was 15.

At the time, Dom was showing off, lost control of his car, and crashed into hers.

Former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan and Twenty One Pilots member Josh Dun have random cameos in "Fast X."

Debby Ryan and Josh Dun in September 2021.
Debby Ryan and Josh Dun have random cameos in "Fast X."Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The couple, who wed in 2019, briefly bump into Jakob and Little B while trying to get through North Yuma Airport.

Diogo from "Fast Five" briefly returns.

Luis Da Silva Jr. as Diogo and Vin Diesel as Dom in "Fast X.'
Luis Da Silva Jr. as Diogo and Vin Diesel as Dom in "Fast X.'Universal

He races against Dante, Dom, and Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in Rio and it costs him his life.

Dom tells Dante he burned his dad's money. That's partially true.

Joaquim de Almeida as Hernan Reyes in "Fast Five."
Joaquim de Almeida as Hernan Reyes in "Fast Five."Universal Pictures

During a conversation in Rio, Dante admits that his dad wasn't great, but Dom took their money and left them suffering.

In response, Dom said that he didn't take their money, he burned it.

Dom and Brian burned some of Hernan Reyes' money in "Fast Five," as a way to get the antagonist to consolidate his money from all the cash houses into one location.

But Dom's crew subsequently stole a vault full of $100 million from a police station to divide among themselves.

Not many people outside of Dom's crew know about that since they swapped out the vaults, leaving an empty one to be found by Hobbs on a bridge in Rio de Janeiro.

There are multiple reasons Letty and Cipher fight.

Cipher and Letty in Fast X
Letty's probably still thinking about the kiss Cipher robbed of Dom in front of her eyes.Universal Pictures

Not only did Cipher have Little Brian's mother, Elena (Elsa Pataky), murdered in front of Dom in "The Fate of the Furious," but Cipher also unnecessarily kissed Dom in front of Letty in that same movie.

Letty never had a chance to settle the score with Cipher for hurting her and her family. So when they get imprisoned together at a black site in Antarctica, Letty takes the opportunity to fully unleash on Cipher.

Ramsey mentions that London is one of the most surveilled cities in the world, a callback to "Fast 6."

Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey in "Fast X."
Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

When Roman proudly figures out how to get himself, Han, Tej, and Ramsey out of Rome and into London to hide from Dante, Ramsey tells him this city is the worst place they can be since it's covered in cameras.

Roman should've known that.

In "Fast 6," as Dom's crew was hunting down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), Luke Hobbs mentions to the entire team that London is the "worst damn city in the world to commit a crime. They got cameras on every street corner."

Pete Davidson's character goes by username Bowie420.

Pete Davidson in April 2023.
Pete Davidson has a cameo in "Fast X."Rosalind O'Connor/NBC via Getty Images

Davidson has a cameo as a guy who runs a black market site. Ramsey, Tej, Roman, and Han visit him to discreetly acquire weapons and transport. Instead, he betrays them and alerts the agency of their whereabouts.

Ramsey tells the guys, "I had a life before you knew me."

Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey in "Fast X."
Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

In case that line sounds familiar, it's because it was said twice in "Fast Five."

Tej first said it when he rattled off the specs of Reyes' vault.

"Do I want to know how you know all that?" Brian asked him.

"I had a life before you knew me, O'Conner," Tej said. "Let's just leave it at that, all right."

Then, after Han manages to acquire a safe that's a duplicate of the one Reyes owns, Tej asked: "Where in the hell did y'all get one of these?"

"Well, we had a life before you met us," Han replied.

Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow Walker, has a cameo as a flight attendant.

Meadow Walker is seen in behind-the-scenes footage of "Fast X."
Meadow Walker is seen in behind-the-scenes footage of "Fast X."Universal Pictures

Meadow Walker Thornton-Allan appears on Jakob and Little B's flight.

She gives Jakob three mini Smirnoff bottles, saying: "Here's the drink you ordered, sir."

Walker teased her cameo with a touching message shared on Instagram ahead of the sequel's release.

"I grew up on set watching my father, Vin, Jordana, Michelle, Chris and more on the monitors. Thanks to my dad, I was born into the fast family. I can't believe now I get to be up there too. With those who have been around to see me grow up," Walker wrote.

"I am so blessed to be able to honor my father's legacy and share this with him forever," she added.

Han purposely tucks his hair back before confronting Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

Han's hair in the "Fast 9" mid-credits scene vs the same scene in "Fast X."
Han's hair in the "Fast 9" mid-credits scene vs the same scene in "Fast X."Universal Pictures

When the Deckard and Han confrontation was first filmed for "Fast 9," Han had extremely short hair.

But when the scene appears in "Fast X," audiences see a reshot scene with Han confusingly sporting his trademark long locks. The two scenes don't quite match up.

"The reason I wanted Han's hair to be short was that he's in hiding," Sung Kang told Insider of Han's different look in "F9." "So if he's walking around looking like Han it doesn't really make any sense to the character. You cut his hair, he kind of blends in."

When he returned for "Fast X," he requested Han's hair to be long again.

"I realized that there are a few things that people need from Han," Kang said. "They want snacks, they want cool cars, and they want his hair. The hair is almost like a superpower he has."

Unfortunately, when they filmed the "F9" mid-credits scene with Han's shorter hair, Kang wasn't aware that moment would take place years later in the "Fast" timeline to match up with the events of "Fast X." As a result, Kang said they talked a lot about Han's hair, resulting in the behind-the-ear tuck we see on screen.

"Because everybody is OCD about their work and they're into details, details are what matters, there were a lot of notes and discussion about, "Hey Han's hair in the tag is short. How are we gonna do it?" And we did these tests where you get really close with the tucked-in hair," Kang said of Han tucking back his hair in order to give it a shorter appearance.

Deckard's shiny red car has the license plate RO4D RGE.

A license plate on a shiny red car reads "R04D RGE" in the movie "Fast X."
Deckard Shaw is one of the franchise's reformed villains.Universal

Deckard's rage has been on display in past installments of the franchise, particularly when he played the villain in "Furious 7."

Earlier in the film, Roman's Lamborghini's license plate reads "Car Sick."

A photo of Eva Mendes' character, Monica Fuentes, appears in the film.

Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes in "2 Fast 2 Furious."
Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes in "2 Fast 2 Furious."Universal

While in Deckard's hideout, Ramsey realizes that Dante has hired mercenaries to go after everyone who has ever helped Dom.

As she speaks, an image of Monica from "2 Fast 2 Furious" can be seen on a monitor.

That photo may be the only time Fuentes resurfaces. During an appearance on "The View" in 2022, Mendes said she "won't do violence" or anything with sexuality if she returns to acting.

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