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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 June 2006 (USA)
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A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Marzette ...
High School Security Guard (as Damien Marzett)
Trula M. Marcus ...
American Math Teacher (as Trula Marcus)
Clay (as Zachery Bryan)
Clay's Buddy #1
Clay's Buddy #2
Clay's Buddy #3
Cheerleader #1 (as Amber Stevens)
Ashika Gogna ...
Cheerleader #2
Christian Salazar ...
Chubby Hispanic Kid
Kevin Caira ...
Auto Shop Bully #1
Trey Sanford ...
Auto Shop Bully #2 (as Julius Trey Sanford)
Danny Ray McDonald II ...
Auto Shop Bully #3


An American teenager named Sean Boswell is a loner in school, however he challenges his rival for an illegal street racing, and he totals his car in the end of the race. To avoid time in prison he is sent to Tokyo to live with his father who is in the military. As soon as he arrives he discovers a new, fun but dangerous way of street racing in the underworld of the streets of Tokyo, Japan. Written by Emphinix

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Speed Needs No Translation. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for reckless and illegal behavior involving teens, violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fast and the Furious 3  »

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,813,359 (UK) (16 June 2006)


$286,387 (Hong Kong) (8 September 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sean races DK in the parking garage, an AE86 Panda Trueno, Keiichi Tsuchiya's (Drift King of Japan) car of fame, is parked conspicuously at a corner. See more »


When Sean is first given the red Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, his numerous collisions while practicing around the harbor tear off the rear spoiler. When he starts practicing on the hills, the EVO has no spoiler, but when he first drives uphill, the spoiler is on the trunk. Subsequent shots show the EVO without the spoiler. See more »


Shawn Boswell: [Talking about when he won his first race] The day I got my license is the day I got my first speeding ticket. Day after that I won my first race, I beat this rich kid by three lengths.I've gotta admit, it felt good! It felt like...
Neela: Like everything else just disappears...
Shawn Boswell: No past and no future...
Neela: No problems. Just the moment...
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Referenced in The Neighbors: High School Reunion (2014) See more »


Written by Don Omar (as William Omar Landron), Josias De La Cruz
Performed by Don Omar
Courtesy of Machete Music
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Cars do the talking.
23 June 2006 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Directed by Justin Lin Starring: Mitsubishi Evo 9, Nissan Silva, Ford Mustang, RX 7, Toyota Chaser, Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Nathalie Kelly, Sung Kang, Sonny Chiba

I think the Mitsubishi should get a best actor nomination for next year's Oscars.

Nice cars. Nice music. Nice bodies. Nice cityscape.

Brainless story. But that's what I watched it for, to have my brains parked outside the cinema and let the brainlessness drive me through a two hour entertainment.

The RX7 has more expression than all the actors.

C - Because it served its purpose in entertaining me with awesome drifts, over-sized exhaust pipes, and kick butt photography for a car racing film.

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