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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 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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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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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)


$62,494,975 (USA) (1 September 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Neela's IM Chat username is "Drift_Girl" written in Japanese katakana. See more »


When Sean races Cray, and parallels with the black truck, the camera and cameraman riding on his car are reflected in the truck's paint. See more »


Twinkie: You know that famous painting? The one with the woman smiling all the time?
Shawn Boswell: The Mona Lisa?
Twinkie: Right, right, right the Mona Lisa. Well look man, this car right here is like the Mona Lisa of the drift world. Han rebuilt this bad-boy from ground up. We talkin forged pistons, bigger turbo, new rise, new crankshaft. Hey man, Han's labour ain't cheap, you feel me?
Shawn Boswell: Well if I needed a 30 second lesson on how to drift...
Twinkie: All right look man there lots of ways you can do this all right. Handbraking is the ...
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Six Days
Written by DJ Shadow (as Josh Paul Davis), Brian Farrell
Performed by DJ Shadow featuring Yasiin Bey
With vocal by Kenneth Parry
Courtesy of Universal - Island Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises & Belsize Music Ltd (London)
Sampled from "Six Day War" by Colonel Bagshots
Under license from Splash Records Ltd (London)
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User Reviews

Refreshing and innovating
29 October 2006 | by (Sintra - Portugal) – See all my reviews

"The Fast And The Furious" series opened the cinema for a whole new way to make car movies. This 3rd movie from this series added the cherry on the top of a sweet cake. Lots of action during the whole movie and, I must say, a very good argument. Way better than the 2nd movie with some characters very well created and also their evolution through out the movie.

Although, sometimes, it seams that the story walks a bit too fast and things happen too early, this 3rd movie has one of the best arguments of the 3. And I'm still undecided if it is better or not than the 1st movie.

Some really good change in this 3rd movie was the feature of drifts instead of pure racing (shown so far in the previous series). THAT is the main innovation in this series as long as in cars movies. The creators of "The Fast and The Furious" were PROBABLY pioneers in making underground car movies and they were surely the first doing a movie about drifting.

I must say that Tokyo was indeed a very good place to film this kind of driving.

Just to finish, I just wanna say there's a great surprise at the end of the movie!!! ;)

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