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Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
F9 The Fast Saga / Fast & Furious 9 Video Summary
F9 The Fast Saga / Fast & Furious 9 Plot Summary and Synopsis
The movie starts on a racing track in 1989 – a person in a helm with Toretto name on it and Toretto family cross on a rearview mirror drives a racing car. He arrives for a pit stop and it is Jack Toretto, Dom’s father. Jack asks Jakob, Dom’s younger brother, to fix something under the car hood, and he does.
Dom (Vinnie Bennett), still a young man, warns Jack about a puddle of oil on the track. When the cars hit the track, racer Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), who doesn’t like Toretto getting into the next season while Linder doesn’t, starts to get aggressive on the road. Jack successfully lures Linder into a puddle of oil, which makes the latter even angrier. He cuts Jack’s car from behind, causing Toretto to lose control; the car rolls over, crashes into the fence at full speed, and ignites. Jack dies on the spot. Dom tries to get to his father and save him, but other team members drag him away.
This event depicts the backstory scene Dom told Brian O’Connor in the first film when Dom took him to the garage and showed him his father’s car, he was afraid to drive.
Approximately four years since the victory of Dominic’s team over cybercriminal Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is now retired, settling down with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his son Brian in the countryside, away from the bustle of the city.
Roman Pierce (Tyrese Gibson), Tej Parker (Ludacris), and Ramsay (Natalie Emmanuel) come to the heroes. They caught a distress signal from Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) reporting a traitorous agent and some ‘valuable cargo’. Ramsay adds that the plane which sent the signal was carrying the captured Cipher and was attacked from the air. Someone helped Cipher escape. The plane, presumably, crashed somewhere in the northwestern part of Montequinto.
The team decides to find Mr. Nobody, possibly a survivor of the crash, but Dominic refuses, as he decided to retire from such affairs to be with his son. Roman recalls that Cipher killed Elena Nieves, Brian’s real mother. Toretto leaves anyway, saying that everything is in the past. Before going to bed, Letty gives Brian the cross that Dominic once gave her, and leaves for Tej, Roman, and Ramsay at the airbase, since she does not like a quiet life. In his garage, while watching video footage, Dom notices Toretto’s family cross on the neck of the attacker and realizes that this attacker is his younger brother Jakob (John Cena). Dominic decides to fly to Montequinto with the others.
In Montequinto, the team discovers the same crashed plane and the ‘valuable cargo’ mentioned by Mr. Nobody, but Nobody himself is nowhere to be found. The Montequinto military also arrives at the crash site.
A firefight starts, then a chase. Jakob watches. During the chase, Letty drops the item that the team took, and Jakob takes it with him. Dominic and Letty rush after him. Meanwhile, Roman, Tej, and Ramsay cross the border of Montekinto, which is a barely holding suspension bridge across the abyss. Jakob flies off the cliff at full speed, and a magnetic plane picks him up in the air. Dominic, having twisted the cable from the bridge to the wheel, flies over the abyss, crashes the car, but stays unhurt together with Letty. Agent Michael Stasiak (Shea Wigham) helps Dominic’s team leave Montequinto. Letty reveals to the others who Jakob is.
Another flashback begins. After the race, young Jakob (Finn Cole) tries to chase away Kenny Linder, who has come to ‘say goodbye to the legend’ (Jack Toretto). Jakob begins to threaten Linder, but Dominic arrives to calm him down. Kenny insults Toretto’s father, for which Dominic furiously beats Linder with a monkey wrench, ending the latter’s racing career (which is repeatedly mentioned throughout the installments). Dominic is sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Jakob returns to his base with the item he took back to Montequinto and meets with Cipher who is also brought there. The Montequinto item turns out to be one of two components of Project Ares (named after the god of war Ares). Cipher breaks into the system of Mr. Nobody’s agency and finds out the location of the second component – the city of Edinburgh. Jakob is heading to the UK.
Dominic’s team travels to the Caspian Sea at the coordinates that Mr. Nobody sent to the team along with a distress signal, and they find the bunker – Mr. Nobody’s headquarters. Roman, while Tej and Ramsay are busy reinstalling equipment, tries to understand why, after a heap of seemingly suicidal tasks, they are all still alive. Mia (Jordana Brewster) arrives at the bunker but without her husband Brian.
Soon Ramsay also learns about the ‘Ares’ project. She explains that ‘Ares’ can subjugate any computer and take under its control every single electronic device on the planet. It can bring maximum harm if loaded on a satellite. Then it will begin to act like a virus, giving the owner access to any computer system and weapons. But Mr. Nobody was able to withdraw the project and divide it into two parts, useless without the third component – the ‘activation key’, about which nothing is known. Tej adds that Mr. Nobody’s message contained the encrypted name of Han, who was believed to be dead.
The team splits up: Letty and Mia go to Tokyo, Tej and Roman go to Cologne, and Dominic goes to a ‘friend’.
Another flashback starts. In a prison car repair shop, Dominic meets Tego Leo and Rico Santos. They tell the guy about an old mechanic trick — a crack in the fuel line. Dom recalls that Jakob was the last one to get under the hood of Jack’s car and realizes that it is his brother who is responsible for the death of his father. After being released from prison, Dominic finds his brother in street races and sets conditions for him: if Jakob wins, he can return home, and if he loses, he leaves forever.
Jakob accepts the challenge of his older brother, but loses to him and, according to the conditions of the race, leaves. The brothers didn’t talk to each other for years amid mutual hatred.
Dominic visits Buddy (Michael Rooker), a friend of the Toretto family, who took in Jakob after Jack’s death. Buddy reminds us that Dom drove Jakob out of the family, but he still hopes that the brothers will make peace. He only knows that Jakob is in London and Dom is going there too.
At the test site in Cologne, Roman and Tej meet Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), Earl Hu (Jason Tobin), and Twinkie (Bow Wow), who are testing a Pontiac Fiero as a jet and ask them to help them find good cars. In London, Dominic meets Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren).
Escaping a police chase in a stolen supercar, Shaw reveals that a large team recently arrived in London, led by an American like Dominic, and she also heard that something was going to happen in Edinburgh. Magdalene brings Dom to the castle, where Jakob has settled. Dom is arrested.
An Interpol unit turned out to be an all-female team of Dom’s friend Leisa (Cardi B), whom he once helped a lot. Returning the favor, Leisa releases Dominic, and even gives him a gun encoded with Jakob’s biometrics so that to track him easily.
In Tokyo, Letty and Miya use a photograph taken by Dominic to find the room in which Han lived. But Jakob’s people also come there. The girl El (Anna Sawai) comes to help them. Han (Song Kan) shoots the remaining mercenaries on the street.
In Edinburgh, Jakob, together with Otto (Thue Ersted Rasmussen), successfully steals the second component of ‘Ares’. Dominic, who is also in the city, notices his brother trying to escape over the roofs of buildings, and begins to chase him in a car. Otto drives to the meeting point with Jakob. Ramsay, Roman, and Tej follow him in a truck they hijacked from Jakob’s team. It is equipped with powerful electromagnets. After a fight between Dom and Jakob, the latter tries to escape in a car, but electromagnets stop it. The team takes Jakob with them to Mr. Nobody’s bunker.
Letty, Mia, Han, and El arrive there. Everyone is happy to see Han alive. It turns out that the activation key for ‘Ares’, the brainchild of the spouses-scientists, is DNA of their daughter, El. The project was stolen by Han who was recruited by Mr. Nobody. When it turned out that one of Mr. Nobody’s agents was a traitor, and Deckard Shaw conveniently appeared, Mr. Nobody took advantage by faking Han’s death.
Suddenly, 50 Otto’s trooper rush into the bunker and free Jakob.
He, in turn, takes both Ares components and the key – El, but before leaving he tells Dominic the truth – their father asked Jakob to damage the fuel line, but they didn’t think that the car would explode because of this. He also confesses of being the traitor agent. When Jakob is gone, the team seizes the moment and attempts to flee. Realizing that everyone will not go far, Dominic remains to detain Otto’s troopers.
Finally, he brings down the structure using the chains and falls into the water along with several troopers. Dom faints out and regains consciousness next to Letty. They decide to stop Jakob at any cost.
A rogue satellite is launched from Tbilisi into orbit, which, according to the plan, will spread the Ares as a virus all over the world. El is forced to activate Ares.
Dominic’s team splits up again: Tej and Roman fly into orbit in a Pontiac Fiero jet to try to shoot down the satellite, while the others use the electromagnets to attack an armored road train with a guard motorcade. Otto betrays Jakob in favor of Cipher and sends one of the troopers to kill him. After a long fight, Jakob wins and is about to leave in Han’s Toyota Supra, but then decides to help his brother stop the road train. They succeed.
Meanwhile, Tej and Roman’s orbit plan broke down. The electromagnets, which were supposed to ‘fry’ the satellite, failed. Ares is being loaded onto the satellite, but Roman rams it with the car. Communication with the satellite is lost, Ares is neutralized.
In the road train, Dominic deactivates the project, but does not have time to leave the transport – Cipher decides to kill him personally. Dominic knocks the drone down by directing the auto monster to the drone and jumping out of the cockpit just in time. Otto is killed in the explosion. But it turns out that Cipher did not die along with the drone – all this time she was at Jakob’s base and controlled the drone remotely.
Dominic makes peace with his brother and gives him his 1970 Dodge Charger 500 so that he can drive away and hide as he a fugitive now. Mia hugs Jakob. At the space station, astronauts watch a Pontiac Fiero drifting in space with Tej and Roman. Cipher escapes.
Dominic and his son arrive at the racing track where Jack Toretto died. In the last flashback, Dominic says goodbye to Jakob.
F9 The Fast Saga / Fast & Furious 9 Ending
The entire team, along with Sean, Earl, and Santos (but Jakob), are having a barbecue in the backyard of 1327, the home of the Toretto family. Santos tells the team that Leo has opened his restaurant in Brooklyn. Dominic invites his son to read a prayer – what his heart tells him. When everyone is already seated at the table, Dom says that not everyone is here yet. Brian’s blue Nissan Skyline drives up to the house.
F9 The Fast Saga / Fast & Furious 9 Post-Credits Scene
Deckard Shaw pounds a punching bag, and when he unzips it, a man falls out, asking to let him go in exchange for a drive with plans. But Deckard shows the drive in his hand apparently having it for a long time. When asked, he explains that he thrashed the man just to stay in shape.
Someone knocks on the door, Shaw asks the man not to go anywhere. He opens the door and sees Han. Shaw is clearly in shock as he didn’t expect Han to be alive.
The Ending Explained
Dom saved the world once again and started his house restoration. Brian never died in-universe and is reunited with the team. Long-dead friends are alive and kicking, everyone is happy, Cipher stays among the living too, and Deckard Shaw turns out to be a good guy.
Highly anticipated Fast Saga installment meets all expectations. It doesn’t sow anything completely new but strictly follows its path. Dom is once again happy with his family, which of course would not be an obstacle for taking part in the next saving the world mission. Deckard Shaw didn’t know Han is alive, which will have further development in Fast Saga or Hobbs & Shaw spin-offs.
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Title: F9 / Fast 9 / Fast & Furious 9 / F9: The Fast Saga
US Release Date: June 25, 2021
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron
Directed by: Justin Lin
Written by: Daniel Casey, Justin Lin
Synopsis: Cipher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.