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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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Justin Lin

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Chris Morgan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Black ... Sean Boswell
Damien Marzette Damien Marzette ... High School Security Guard (as Damien Marzett)
Trula M. Marcus Trula M. Marcus ... American Math Teacher (as Trula Marcus)
Zachery Ty Bryan ... Clay (as Zachery Bryan)
Brandon Brendel ... Clay's Buddy #1
Daniel Booko ... Clay's Buddy #2
David V. Thomas ... Clay's Buddy #3
Amber Stevens West ... Cheerleader #1 (as Amber Stevens)
Ashika Gogna Ashika Gogna ... Cheerleader #2
Christian Salazar Christian Salazar ... Chubby Hispanic Kid
Kevin Caira Kevin Caira ... Auto Shop Bully #1
Trey Sanford Trey Sanford ... Auto Shop Bully #2 (as Julius Trey Sanford)
Danny Ray McDonald II Danny Ray McDonald II ... Auto Shop Bully #3
Nikki Griffin ... Cindy - Clay's Girlfriend
Vincent Laresca ... Case Worker
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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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Speed Needs No Translation. 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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USA | Germany | Japan

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English | Japanese | Portuguese

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fast and the Furious 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,973,840, 18 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,514,415, 7 September 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,468,292, 7 September 2006
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The Fast and Furious and X-Men franchises have often released the same installments of a franchise in the same year. X2 and 2 Fast 2 Furious were both released in 2003, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift were both released in 2006, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Fast and Furious were both released in 2009, X-Men: First Class and Fast Five were both released in 2011 and The Wolverine and Fast and Furious 6 were released in 2013. Furious 7 was set to be released in 2014, the same year as X-Men: Days of Future Past, however it then was pushed to 2015 after Paul Walker's death. See more »

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Shortly after Twinkie's Volkswagen Touran "Hulkmobile" minivan is introduced, Shawn and Twinkie drive off. In the next scene, when the Touran enters the car park, a set of tires appear on its roof. In a deleted scene, Reiko and Earl steal tires from a gas station. See more »

Quotes

Shawn Boswell: Drift?
[Elevator doors open, two cars pass drifting right in front of the door]
Twinkie: Still need a dictionary?
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For the Japanese version the scene with the final race is altered. The Yakuza member starting the final race is shown to be having all his fingers instead of missing four. See more »


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I Got It from the Town
Written by M.C. Hammer (as MC Hammer) and Versatyle
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Adrenaline Rush - Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift is a solid good third entry action flick!
24 January 2016 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) in my opinion I think is a solid good action sequel, a very bashed and hated in the series. Which I don't think this movie is bad, I think is a much better movie than Furious 7. I always loved this movie, I think it is a good movie, but in the series is not the worst one, but is far from worst one that would be Furious 7. I think it was a different solid, good sequel in the series and I love it for an action film. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a fun movie to watch: it accomplishes what it set out to do and that's provide the most realistic yet gravity-defying racing sequences, backed with the eye-catching background of the electrifying, neon Tokyo. Plot-wise it suffers a bit and the acting isn't top-notch, otherwise the loud music, import cars, cityscape Tokyo, and Japanese pop culture more than make up for the flaws of the film that you'll watch it again and again.

Plot: When convicted street racer Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) tries to start a new life on the other side of the world, his obsession with racing sets him on a collision course with the Japanese underworld. To survive, he will have to master drifting—a new style of racing where tricked-out cars slide through hairpin turns, defying gravity and death for the ultimate road rush.

This movie is more the highest-octane installment of the hit movie franchise built for speed! There are more mind-blowing stunts and heart-pounding racing sequences than ever, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will put you in the driver's seat. "Strap yourself in for a blistering, super-charged ride."-- Pete Hammond, Maxim" The CGI I am sorry but in one way it is terrible which I really did not like when Sean (Lucas Black) and Neela (Nathalie Kelley) are slide down with the car during the car chase and they cross over the crowd of people without hitting anyone, you can see the camera, that it is made with a CGI that is the only main problem I have with the film, the rest was okay. This is a very simple film, not a big confusing plot and again this films, you know 5,6 and 7 the plots are still pretty simplistic.5 was a heist movie, 6 was this guy the evil version of you, we want him to bring him down simple.7 you killed this guy's brother, he is looking for revenge and he also try's to kill you so you get this, simple movie not complicate at all. That is one thing that this movies get right constantly.

The racing in this movie: I think they did a better job than in 2, because I didn't noticed more of a CGI, because that's how they just do it now, a lot of wide shot you can tell there was a lot of practical stunt drive, it look good which I enjoyed that. I know a lot of people will put this movie lover down and I think it is a solid movie and a solid flick. This is the first time Brian Tyler made the score and this is also the first one that Justin Lin directed, he went later directing three next movies 4,5 and 6 which I love to death. I thought the direction is good, I like the resolves on the end of the movie, the sound track is good, I did not mind the cast you know. Lucas Black is the lead in this movie. Sonny Chiba is in this movie I always like the actor. This was Sung Kang's first introduction of his character Han who later appeared in 4 as a cameo, than in 5 and 6 as regular cast. Vin Diesel did returned with his character Dominic Toretto, who made a cameo scene on the end of the movie, which I thought was pretty cool. Bow Wow I didn't mind him in this movie and Nathalie Kelley was extremely hot and I really though she was much better sexy babe, than Eva Mendes was in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Nathalie Kelley lights up the screen as Neela and I would welcome her return to the series any time.

Overall: Tokyo Drift gets a solid 8 by me it does lacks on the great characters and the cast of the first two movies in the series, but is redeemed by Han, awesome car scenes and a pounding score from Brian Tyler. I have enjoyed this movie and I think it is a solid action movie, I love this film and it is a step above than 2 Fast 2 Furious by me.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 American action film directed by Justin Lin, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Chris Morgan. It takes place between the events of sixth and seventh films. The film stars Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Nathalie Kelley, Brian Tee and Sung Kang.

8/10 Score: A- Studio: Universal Pictures Starring: Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Sung Kang, Nathalie Kelley, Brian Tee, Leonardo Nam, Brian Goodman, Zachery Ty Bryan, Nikki Griffin, Sonny Chiba and Vin Diesel Director: Justin Lin Producer: Neal H. Moritz Screenplay: Chris Morgan Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1 Hr. 44 Mins. Budget: $85.000.000 Box Office: $158,468,292


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