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Cars before a certain year (1998) are not required to have drivers side air bags. And there is a loud majority of modders in car culture who believe air bags are more dangerous than life saving, and will remove airbags from a car in that respect. It's not unusual for a souped up car to lack air bags. From the Emergency Medical Journal: Airbags have been ...


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At the speeds with which they were travelling, and no restraints, they both would have been ejected through the front windshield, or at least been slammed into the wheel/dashboard. Imagine getting hit in the chest with a bowling ball fired at a speed of 25MPH. If you didn't break a rib, you would certainly have the wind knocked out of you or sustained ...


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They used Paul Walker's brothers, as explained in this article: To double for Walker, the production turned to his younger brothers Caleb and Cody, as well as actor John Brotherton (who also has a separate role in the film). Visual effects artists then replaced their faces with Paul Walker’s face — but occasionally, Brian O’Connor’s lines would be a ...


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The Wiki on Fast 7 - Filming mentions (and shows an image of) one particular example at the end of the film. Paul's face is CGI'd over whoever's torso they used for that scene. It is vague on the matter of other scenes though, simply mentioning that they also used it in scenes newly written to support the concept of Brian 'retiring' from Dom's group1. ...


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Unless the production crew had special permission for things, you have to remember that just because a movie is shown to take place somewhere, doesn't mean it's actually filmed there. There's a lot that can be done with special effects to compile different shots together to make them look like the location needed. Granted ...


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She actually remembers as she described. Yes truth. She said I remember everything. It came to me like a flood. If you see the lift scene in the tower, when they were dressed formally and they said Dominic: To see you dress like this, reminds me f something Letty: of what? Dominic: Old times Then there was a flash where Letty remembered ...


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Is this realistic at all? It does not seem possible Apparently, YES There's a long article at Vulture.com which goes into the physics and math but essentially (movie magic aside)... the actual "jump" is possible. The landing...probaly not so much. The Lykan HyperSport weighs a little over 3,000 pounds. (With the two actors in it, it would probably weigh ...


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Yes, it's likely for someone to walk away from a low speed crash. Assuming 25~35 MPH total, even a pedestrian to car hit, there's a significant possibility of walking away unharmed. State of Florida. In Florida in 1993 - 1996, 32,651 of the pedestrians in crashes were in single-vehicle crashes (91 percent). For 23,831 of those pedestrians (74 percent), ...


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The most recognizable scene of CGI is the photo shown below of Walker's brother in as a body double and Paul's actual face on the body double. Viewers who pay careful attention will note that the majority of Walker’s unfinished scenes are completed using his brothers Caleb and Cody as doubles. When combined with CGI, carefully chosen camera angles ...


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The rating system in the U.S. is very opaque. The raters' identities are kept secret and their decisions cannot be formally appealed. You should watch the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated. A movie's rating may also be the result of some extended negotiation between the studio and the MPAA. Filmmakers will often shoot scenes that can later be cut in ...


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At the end of Tokyo Drift, Sean is still in school. As the end of Tokyo Drift links in with Furious 7, Sean would still need to complete school. Whilst the crew aren't known for their general abiding of rules, I think they would agree that what they are up against would be too dangerous for a kid, and that he'd be better off staying in school. Others have ...


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Google is your friend. The first result when Googling "speed drive in car". From the page: Types of adjustable speed drives Hydrodynamic drives or fluid couplings use oil to transmit torque between an impeller on the constant-speed input shaft and a rotor on the adjustable-speed output shaft. The torque converter in the automatic transmission of a ...


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Furious 7 was, in fact, partially filmed in Abu Dhabi. However, I don't think you can say they did "wrong things". They are trying to represent a foreign, exotic (to Americans) location. Movies aren't always a perfect representation of real life. They're supposed to be an escape from life.


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Short answer yes we have progressed that far with technology that we can recreate people, and has been done previously in an Advert for Galaxy chocolate where Audrey Hepburn's face is recreated and placed on another actress Also in Ant-Man the younger face of Michael Douglass is placed on a doubles body.


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Indian censorship is quite strict in comparison to US censorship. What is acceptable by MPAA for might not be for CBFC. If we realty draw a equivalent of PG-13 of MPAA with CBFC then we will get U/A or UA. Form Wikipedia: U/A (Parental Guidance for children below the age of 12 years) Films with the U/A certification can contain moderate adult ...


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Censorship rules are different in different countries. In India, the dialogues containing the word "Fuck" is censored! Likewise, it gets an 'A' for some of the reasons which @AnkitSharma has put in comment( Low necklines, cleavages or even showing blood in the screen)


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For an in-universe answer, the first draft of Furious 7 (then titled Fast & Furious 7) actually featured Sean coming to Los Angeles to work with the crew, much to Roman's dismay as he didn't believe in drifting or that a kid was friends with Han. However, his entrance did not involve going to Tokyo, and rather ending with the hospital scene with Dom ...


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