The Fast and the Furious 6 is a direct sequel to the earlier Fast Five, and is the sixth movie in the popular The Fast and the Furious franchise of Hollywood movies. Unlike the earlier films in the franchise The fast and the Furious 6 moves the action away from simply street car racing to a crime caper; a move which began with Fast Five. Many of the characters have been present in some, if not all the Fast and the Furious movies, including Paul Walker's character Brian O'Connell and Jordana Brewster's Mia Toretto.
Released in 2013 as a direct sequel to Fast Five of 2011 The Fast and the Furious 6 tells the continuing story of a group of car thieves and car racers headed by Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. In Fast Five Toretto and his gang completed a robbery that led them to retire from a life of crime and head out around the world to evade capture by U.S. law enforcement agencies. The Fast and the Furious 6 opens with Toretto's gang being chased by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne The Rock Johnson; unable to catch any members of the the gang Hobbs is forced to change his approach to offer the gang full pardons if they help him catch a British criminal.
Desperate to return to their homes in the U.S. the gang make the decision to help Hobbs catch Owen Shaw, played by Welsh actor Luke Evans. Shaw is a former member of the British special forces group the SAS and is now using his skills to complete multi million dollar crimes. Toretto and his gang are now forced to help Hobbs infiltrate and apprehend Shaw and his gang using their criminal and driving skills to do so.
The Fast and the Furious 6 switches the action away from the U.S. as Toretto, O'Connell and their gang are forced to travel to the U.K. to track down Shaw and his criminal helpers. The movie was filmed on location in the U.K. and released their two weeks before its global and U.S. release.