Los Bandoleros (film)
|Directed by||Vin Diesel|
|Produced by||Vin Diesel
|Written by||Vin Diesel
by Gary Scott Thompson
|Editing by||Justin Bourret
|Studio||One Race Productions
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Running time||20 minutes|
Los Bandoleros (Spanish for "The Outlaws") is a 2009 short film directed, written, produced by and starring Vin Diesel, co-starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Tego Calderón, Don Omar and Mirtha Michelle reprising their roles from The Fast and the Furious film series, that provides back-story for the characters and events leading up to the oil truck heist at the start of the fourth film in the series, Fast & Furious. The short film was included as a bonus on the Blu-ray and Special Edition DVD releases of the feature, released in the USA on July 28, 2009 . It was screened at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and has been released on the iTunes Store as a free download.
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, Rico Santos (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 romance.
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
- Sung Kang as Han
- Tego Calderón as Leo Tego
- Don Omar as Rico Santos
- Juan Fernandez as Elvis
- Mirtha Michelle as Cara Mirtha
- F. Valentino Morales as Malo
- Adria Carrasco as Rubia
- "Vin Diesel "adores" Dominicans, presents ‘Los Bandoleros’". dominicantoday.com. Retrieved 19 May 2011.