Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (simply known as Hobbs & Shaw) is a 2019 American action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, from a story by Morgan. It is a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious franchise centered around the titular Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, characters introduced in the main series.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Theatrical Poster
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Theatrical Poster

Produced by
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Jason Statham
  • Chris Morgan
  • Hiram Garcia
Directed by David Leitch
Story by Chris Morgan
Screenplay by
  • Chris Morgan
  • Drew Pearce
Starring
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Jason Statham
  • Idris Elba
  • Vanessa Kirby
  • Helen Mirren
Music by Tyler Bates
Cinematography Jonathan Sela
Edited by Christopher Rouse
Production company
  • Seven Bucks Productions
  • Chris Morgan Productions
  • Huaxia Film Distribution
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • July 13, 2019 (Dolby Theatre), August 2, 2019 (United States)
Country United States
Running Time 135 minutes
Language
  • English
Budget $200 million
Box Office $5.8 million

Plot

A crew of MI6 agents attempt to retrieve a virus, Snowflake, which can be programmed to decimate millions of people, from terrorist organization Eteon. Brixton Lore, an Eteon operative with advanced cybernetic implants that allow him to perform superhuman feats, arrives and kills all agents except for their leader, Hattie Shaw, who injects Snowflake into herself as a dormant carrier and escapes. Brixton frames Hattie as a traitor who killed her team and stole Snowflake, forcing her to go on the run.

Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, Hattie's brother, are both informed of the missing virus and are assigned to work together reluctantly to track it down. Deckard leaves and goes to Hattie's house, while Hobbs manages to find Hattie; after a brief scuffle, he brings her to the CIA office, as Deckard then returns. The office is attacked and Hattie is taken by Brixton, who Deckard recognizes is an old colleague he previously shot before he was revived by Eteon. Hobbs and Deckard pursue and rescue Hattie during the ensuing car chase, and they manage to escape from Brixton, who falls off his motorcycle and crashes through the second level of a double decker bus.

The trio locate Professor Andreiko, Snowflake's creator, who informs them that to prevent Snowflake from eradicating humanity, Hattie has to either be killed or use an extraction device which is located within the Eteon factory in Ukraine. After arming themselves in Moscow, the trio infiltrate the factory, where they manage to retrieve the extraction device before escaping and destroying the facility; Andreiko is killed and the device is badly damaged during their escape. Hobbs decides to bring the trio to his childhood home in Samoa to visit his estranged brother Jonah to repair the device and lay low before confronting Brixton again.

Hobbs has a tense reunion with his family, but Jonah is persuaded to help them by their mother. Hobbs, his family, and the Shaws prepare for Eteon's army to arrive. The device is successfully repaired by Jonah and the extraction of Snowflake from Hattie begins. The next morning, Brixton and his army battle with Hobbs' family and the Shaws. Brixton takes Hattie again, which forces Hobbs, Deckard and their allies to bring down his helicopter. Snowflake's extraction from Hattie is completed while Hobbs and Deckard work together to defeat Brixton, who is terminated remotely by Eteon's head. The group celebrates their victory on the island.

In a series of mid- and post-credits scene, Hobbs brings his daughter to meet their extended family in Samoa; Deckard and Hattie are implied to bust their mother out of prison; Hobbs receives a call from his partner, Locke, who had repelled another attack to retrieve Snowflake.

Cast

  • Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs
  • Jason Statham as Shaw
  • Idris Elba as Brixton
  • Vanessa Kirby as Hattie
  • Helen Mirren as Queenie
  • Eiza González as Madame M
  • Eddie Marsan as Professor Andreiko
  • Eliana Sua as Sam (as Eliana Su'a)
  • Cliff Curtis as Jonah