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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 16 June 2006 (USA)
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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Cindy - Clay's Girlfriend
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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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If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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:

$62,494,975 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Walker wasn't asked to return, as the studio felt he was too old. The first draft of the script, featured the return of Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto. See more »

Goofs

It is extremely uncommon for Japanese high school students to own cars. Like most countries besides the US, residents of Japan can only obtain a license to drive a car at the age of 18. In addition, the age of majority in Japan of 20, meaning that a high school student would need an adult to sign for him/her to purchase a car (or at least purchase the required insurance).

Japanese kids who join motorcycle gangs (which are in turn affiliated with organized crime) are often provided with stolen vehicles, which they generally drive without licenses. The kids depicted in the movie would appear to fit this bill - however, kids in motorcycle gangs usually leave school after finishing the ninth grade (the minimum leaving age in Japan) and rarely advance to high school. See more »

Quotes

Shawn Boswell: [Shawn drives his Nissan Silvia S15 to the starting line next to a silver Plymouth Roadrunner] Nice ride.
Dominic Toretto: I won it from our friend Han a few years ago.
Shawn Boswell: I didn't know he was into American muscle.
Dominic Toretto: He was when he was rollin' with me.
Shawn Boswell: You know, this ain't no 10-second race.
Dominic Toretto: I've got nothin' but time.
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Connections

Referenced in 200 M.P.H. (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got It from the Town
Written by M.C. Hammer (as MC Hammer) and Versatyle
Performed by M.C. Hammer (as MC Hammer)
Courtesy of Look3x.com, Way To Vicious and FullBlast Productions
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Much better than the others.
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Got a free screening pass to see it 6-12, saw it with some car buddies, the dork I am took notes.

This movie had more semblance of a plot than the rest of the franchise, the action stayed fresh and actually flowed with the plot, and the characters actually had motivation this time! There weren't any HUGE glaring inaccuracies (other than daddy throwing sonny the keys to a car with NO ENGINE in it...) The three cameos in the film were well placed, though a bit campy at the very end. The cars and action sequences were amazingly choreographed, one even leaving my whole theatre clapping for the protagonist.

I give 8/10 because of low expectations, and being totally blown away when it was much better than I expected.


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