Los Bandoleros (film)

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Los Bandoleros
Los Bandoleros FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Vin Diesel
Produced by Vin Diesel
Josh Goldstein
John Nguyen
Jessy Terrero
Samantha Vincent
Jalina Stewart
Written by Vin Diesel
TJ Mancini
Based on Characters 
by Gary Scott Thompson
Starring Vin Diesel
Michelle Rodriguez
Sung Kang
Tego Calderón
Don Omar
Mirtha Michelle
Edited by Justin Bourret
Sonia Gonzalez
One Race Productions
Terrero Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 28, 2009 (2009-07-28)
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 (2009-07-28). It was screened at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival.[1] Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster both appear on the poster but are not in the film.


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 Lue (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.



  1. ^ "Vin Diesel "adores" Dominicans, presents ‘Los Bandoleros’". dominicantoday.com. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 

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