Johnny Tran is the main antagonist of the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious and is the first antagonist of The Fast and Furious franchise. He's the leader of an opposing race crew to Dominic Toretto and a member of the criminal underworld. After he's been involved in many reported highway truck robberies, Johnny eventually becomes the primary target of an investigation by Brian O'Conner.
He was escorting Brian O'Conner and Dominic "Dom" Toretto, talking to Dom and remarking Brian's car; he leaves shortly after, only to return and shoot the car with his sub machine guns destroying it and not knowing it is own by the LAPD and FBI. Later as Brian,Vince and Dominic spy on Tran at his garage, he is seen again with his cousin Lance interrogating a man by the name Ted Gassner, regarding engines in his vehicles, which is also where Brian spots several boxes of DVD players in his garage (the kind being robbed in the film from truckers). This would lead Brian to organize a large SWAT assault team to invade Tran's house, only to find a few minor weapon possession charges and other minor issues, although he was slapped by his father for the shame and disgrace of being arrested and needs to pay the car that he destroyed.
After being bailed out, Tran is later seen at the race wars, racing Jesse for pink slips. Brian warns Jesse about Tran's Honda S2000 having over $100,000 worth of upgrades under the hood of his vehicle, but Jesse ignores them and races Tran anyway.
After Tran won, he then confronts Dominic, accusing him of the SWAT team invasion on his home, saying it was an act of disrespect towards his family for being narc'd out by someone (unaware that the man responsible, Brian O'Conner, was right there in front of him). Dominic then delivers a right hook punch to Tran's face and the 2 men scuffle on the ground before being broken up by the crowd and Dominic tells Tran "I never narc'd on nobody!", before being lead away by Vince who tells Dom to chill out.
Tran and his cousin Lance later pull a drive-by shooting at Dominic's house, narrowly missing everyone except Jesse, who was killed in the process. Brian and Dominic later chase after the two, ending with Brian fatally shooting Tran in the back, ending his life.
- His nickname "Tran" happens to the name of the very young vicious ruthless Vietnamese drug lord called Tran from the comedy movie Tropic Thunder.
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