|Producer(s)||Neal H. Mortiz|
|Starring||Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner|
Rodney Neil as Police Officer
Minka Kelly as "The Girl"
|Release date||June 3, 2003|
|Previous film||The Fast and the Furious|
|Next film||2 Fast 2 Furious|
|The Fast and Furious (series)|
The Turbo-Charged Prelude is a 6-minute short film directed by Phillip Atwell that was released in 2003. It features Paul Walker, reprising his role as Brian O'Conner, in a short series of sequences which bridge The Fast and the Furious with its first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. The short film was included on a second print of the first film known as the Tricked Out Edition, which was released on DVD on June 3, 2003 to tie with the theatrical release of the second film.
Brian is staring at a mirror in his house. He then sees a flashback of him handing the car keys to his Toyota Supra to Dominic Toretto to escape the city. Soon after, the LAPD learns that Brian has an arrest warrant due to helping a major criminal (Dominic) escape from police. He then packs his bags and leaves Los Angeles. Some LAPD officers then go to arrest Brian at his house with them finding nothing but his police badge. While the FBI launch a national manhunt on Brian, He travels across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, winning in every street race he participates in with his red Mitsubishi 3000 GT. However, he is forced to ditch his car at a motel in Dallas when police officers are notified of his presence. When they collect the car, he manages to hitch a ride from an unknown woman (Minka Kelly), despite her knowing who he really is. She drops him off at a used car dealership, with him realizing she knows that he is a wanted man. There, he buys a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 using his earnings from his previous street races. Later, collecting more money from street races, he modifies the car with new rims and repaints it in the House of Kolor Silver, before traveling eastbound and winning more races on the way. Upon reaching Atlanta, Georgia, Brian then heads south toward Miami, Florida. When he arrives, Brian sees Slap Jack's Toyota Supra and Orange Julius' Mazda RX-7 at a nearby intersection before the screen reads "2 Be Continued…".