Furious 7 (also known as Fast & Furious 7) is a 2015 American action film. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6 and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges and Jason Statham. With the previous three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 is the first film of the series to mostly take place after Tokyo Drift.
The film marks the final film appearance of Paul Walker, who died on November 30, 2013, with filming only half-completed. After Walker's death, filming was delayed for script re-writes and his brothers, Caleb and Cody, were used as stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes. Furious 7 was released first in Australia on April 2, 2015, and then in the United States on April 3, 2015, and was released in 3D internationally, a first for the series.
After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew and securing their amnesties, Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live normal lives again. Dom tries to help Letty regain her memories, while Brian begins to accustom himself to life as a father. Meanwhile, Owen's older brother, Deckard Shaw, breaks into the secure hospital the comatose Owen is being held in and swears vengeance against Dom.
Shaw breaks into Luke Hobbs' DSS office to extract profiles of Dom's crew. After revealing his identity, Shaw engages Hobbs in a fight, and escapes when he detonates a bomb that sends Hobbs and his partner, Elena Neves, flying from the building and onto the roof of a car. Hobbs, severely injured, is rushed to hospital by Elena. Meanwhile, Dom learns from his sister Mia that she is pregnant again and convinces her to tell Brian about it, despite her objections. However, a bomb, disguised in a package sent from Tokyo, explodes and destroys the Toretto house just seconds after Han, one of their crew, is killed by Shaw in Tokyo. Dom later visits Hobbs in the hospital, where he learns that Shaw is a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his brother. Dom travels to Tokyo to claim Han's body, where he meets Sean Boswell, a friend of Han's, who gives him personal items found at Han's crash, among them a cross necklace that Dom had attempted to find for Letty.
Back at Han's funeral in Los Angeles, Dom sees a car observing and chases after the vehicle, driven by Shaw. After a head-on collision in a game of chicken, both prepare to fight but Shaw slips away when a covert ops team arrives, led by Frank Petty. Petty informs Dom that he will assist him in stopping Shaw if he helps him prevent a mercenary named Jakande from obtaining God's Eye, a computer program that can use digital devices to track a specific person, and save its creator, a hacker named Ramsey, from Jakande's men. Dom recruits Brian, Roman, Tej, and Letty to help him. However, Brian makes a promise to Mia that after Shaw is dealt with, he will dedicate himself to raising their son full-time. To rescue Ramsey, the team airdrops their cars over the Caucasus Mountains, ambush Jakande's convoy and rescues Ramsey, finding out that she is a young woman. They then head to Abu Dahbi, where a billionaire has acquired the flash drive containing God's Eye. The team breaks into his penthouse and manages to steal the flash drive. On both occasions, the team is pursued by Shaw, who engages in combat with Dom, and the team barely manages to escape.
With God's Eye, the team manages to track down Shaw, who is waiting at a remote factory. Dom, Brian, Petty and his covert ops unit attempt to capture Shaw but are ambushed by Jakande and his militants, who have allied with Deckard. In the ensuing battle, Petty's men are killed and Petty is injured, though he manages to escape with Toretto and Brian while Jakande obtains God's Eye from one of Petty's men. Petty warns Dom and Brian that Jakande will use God's Eye to hunt Ramsey down, and they drive off, leaving Petty behind to be evacuated by helicopter. Left with no other choice, the team decides to return to Los Angeles to fight Shaw, Jakande and his men on their home turf. Dom plans to confront Shaw alone while Brian and the rest of the crew prepare to deal with Jakande. Earlier, Mia had revealed to Brian that she was pregnant with their second child, a girl.
While Jakande pursues Brian and the rest of the crew with a stealth attack helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicle, using God's Eye to track down Ramsey, the team uses Ramsey to hack into God's Eye while keeping her mobile in a series of vehicles. Hobbs, seeing the team in trouble, escapes the hospital and destroys the UAV by ramming it with an ambulance. Ramsey successfully completes the hack, regaining control of God's Eye, and shuts it down. Meanwhile, Dom and Shaw engage in a one-on-one brawl on a parking garage, before Jakande intervenes and attacks them both, and Shaw is apprehended when part of the parking garage collapses on him. Dom then engages in battle with Jakande and launches his vehicle at his helicopter, narrowly missing, but successfully manages to toss a bag of grenades on board, before getting himself injured when his car lands and crashes. Hobbs then shoots the bag of grenades from ground level, destroying the helicopter and killing Jakande. When Dom doesn't regain consciousness, the team fears that he is dead. Letty cradles Toretto's body and reveals that she has regained her memories, and that she remembers their marriage ceremony, which happened unbeknownst to the rest of the crew. Dom regains consciousness soon after, remarking, "It's about time".
In the aftermath, Shaw is taken into custody by Hobbs and locked away in a secret, high-protection underground CIA prison. Meanwhile, at a beach, Brian and Mia play with their son while Dom, Letty, Roman and Tej observe, appreciating their happiness and acknowledging that Brian is better off retired with his family. Dom silently leaves, and Brian catches up to him at a stop sign. As Dom remembers the times that he had had with Brian, they bid each other farewell and drive off in separate directions. A final title card reads, "For Paul".