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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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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?


Toyo donated 4000 tires for the movie. Roughly half were used. Rays Engineering donated its 170 Volk Racing wheels as well. See more »


Before the characters swap the Silvia's motor into the Mustang, Sean's dad throws him the keys. There would be no keys to a car that doesn't have an engine yet. See more »


Shawn Boswell: So, how did you end up over here, anyway?
Han: Well, you know those old Westerns where the cowboys make a run for the border? This is my Mexico.
Shawn Boswell: Why'd you let me race with your car? You knew I was gonna wreck it.
Han: Why not?
Shawn Boswell: 'Cause it's a lot of money.
Han: I have money. It's trust and character I need around me. You know, who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are. And one car in exchange for knowing what a man's made of, that's a price I can live with.
Han: Look at all those people down there. ...
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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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