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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sean Boswell
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
... Cindy - Clay's Girlfriend
... 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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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 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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is only Fast and the Furious film not to star Paul Walker (prior to his death). See more »

Goofs

When Sean first drives with Han to get money from the "Paw" to collect money, the RX7 they drive in is a "left hand drive" car. When he is thrown out of the building and they decide to drive, the car becomes "right hand drive", and stays that way throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Han: What'd you expect? You didn't just play with fire, you soaked the matches in gasoline.
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There It Go (The Whistle Song)
Written by Carlisle Young, Greg Taylor, Darin Joseph, Terrance Anderson, Juelz Santana
Performed by Juelz Santana
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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No rats in buckets, no CGI, just an entertaining flick featuring excellent car racing
13 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Branching away from any original cast members of the first two films, thankfully, Tokyo Drift provides a refreshingly new look to the franchise.

Tokyo Drift is possibly my favourite of the series, or at least its up there with the first film; it only has a few problems that can be swept under the "It's Fast and the Furious, what do you expect" carpet. The story follows American "teenager" Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) whose reckless driving lands him prison time, but to avoid this he moves in with his father in Tokyo. He attempts to move on a dangerous rival's girl, and must become a competitor in the street racing's drifting scene.

I say "teenager" as that's what IMDb says, and he does go to school in the movie… but honestly, he's the oldest teen I've ever seen. Along with every other "teen" in this movie! While I talk negatives, the majority of the film is set in Tokyo yet 95% of the dialogue is English and Sean has a knack of meeting every foreigner in the city. I don't mind this so much, but I fully expect all of the Japanese characters to speak Japanese, especially when Sean isn't present!

But, unlike 2 Fast 2 Furious (choke) this film actually cares for its characters and their personalities (as Sean says early on: "It's not about the ride, it's about the rider") from Sean's fish-out-of- water acceptance, to his mentor Han's closet of skeletons. The villain isn't ridiculous either, his uncle is part of the Yakuza and he has a serious "king of a little hill" problem. Again unlike 2 Fast 2 Furious (gag) the cars have never looked better, sleek and refined and the drifting action is spectacular, especially when synchronized. Plus, no CGI, just skilled professional drivers, making the film worth seeing solely for the racing.

There's no stupid Tyrese Gibson mugging at the camera, no rats in buckets, no CGI, just an entertaining (albeit poorly localized) flick featuring excellent car racing and professional stunts.


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