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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

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Damien Marzette ...
High School Security Guard (as Damien Marzett)
Trula M. Marcus ...
American Math Teacher (as Trula Marcus)
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Clay (as Zachery Bryan)
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Clay's Buddy #1
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Clay's Buddy #2
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Clay's Buddy #3
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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
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Storyline

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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On the streets of Tokyo, speed needs no translation... See more »


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

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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fast and the Furious 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,813,359 (UK) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

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

The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII, and 2 of the Nissan R32s, were converted from all-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive so they could drift properly. See more »

Goofs

When Han teaches Sean to drive his Evo on the pier, the camera zooms in on the right left tire. Sparks appear on the right of the screen, from the camera boom hitting the pavement. See more »

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Earl: My mother, she's blind in one eye and she can drift better than that.
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She Wants to Move
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Not a bad film considering it was a Part 3
2 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Usually when a film has a Part III, it leaves you with, "Why did they make a third film?" Case in point, "Smokey & The Bandit". Now I am dating myself if that's the only film I can come up with when it comes to trilogies. But car movies are seldomly done in trilogies. Star Wars, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future are the only exceptions that have worked in the past because there's an on-going story line.

Tokyo Drift was a good film. Good plot line (if you disagree, then you're a "Too much to think" film-goer, stay with chick-flicks then). Good action. And of course, cool cars. The fact that it strayed away from Part I & II was a good idea. And film director, Justin Lin did an great job getting his vision to film. The mounted camera on a super-fast go-cart gave some spectacular shots.

It's a good escape film with the "new kid in town, gets beat up or loses in some sort of competition, learns from a local to be better then wins in the end." But for a trilogy film it's excellent compared to other Part III films that have been released.


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