The Fast and the Furious hit big in 2001 with a plot that was pretty much a wholesale ripoff of the Patrick Swayze movie Point Break—except with cool cars and Vin Diesel. Despite that shaky pedigree, the movie performed surprisingly well and earned itself a sequel, which did pretty well, too. The next film, Tokyo Drift, replaced nearly the entire cast and focused not on cool heists but underground racing and the fans barely cared. Tokyo Drift ended up being the lowest grossing film of the franchise. However, at the very end, a surprise cameo by Vin Diesel did manage to excite everyone. It was Vin Diesel! He's awesome—ask Groot! The next movie, Fast and Furious, brought back Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and more from the original film and became the highest grossing entry of the franchise with over $363 million, proving the key to making Fast and Furious movies work is less fastness and furiousness and more Vin Dieselness.