|Producer(s)||Vin Diesel, Josh Goldstein, John Nguyen, Jessy Terrero|
|Starring||Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto|
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
Sung Kang as Han Seoul-Oh
Don Omar as Rico Santos
Tego Calderón as Tego Leo
Mirtha Michelle as Cara Mirtha
|Release date||July 28, 2009|
|Previous film||2 Fast 2 Furious (chronologically)|
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (release order)
|Next film||Fast & Furious|
|The Fast and Furious (series)|
Los Bandoleros is a 2009 short film, written and directed by Vin Diesel, featuring himself, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Tego Calderón, Don Omar and Mirtha Michelle, Diesel and Rodriguez reprising their roles from The Fast and the Furious, 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 American iTunes store as a free download.
Tego Leo 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 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 and Malo. They drive him back to Santos' house, where his aunt Rubia is struggling with rising prices linked to the cost of gasoline and Dominic Toretto 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, who informs them of a window of opportunity to hijack a gasoline shipment. While relaxing at the club afterwards, Dominic is surprised by the arrival of Letty Ortiz, who has tracked him from Mexico. The two drive together to the beach, where they rekindle their relationship.