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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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On the streets of Tokyo, speed needs no translation... See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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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

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 »

Goofs

When Sean races with Cray, just before he turns to the dirt path, the Viper is in the shade of a house. From the air, the Viper is in a sunny spot. See more »

Quotes

Twinkie: Do you know what 'D.K.' means?
Shawn Boswell: Donkey Kong?
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Referenced in 2 Everything 2 Terrible Tokyo Drift (2010) See more »

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Written by Matt Goias, Keith Grady, Jessibel Suthiwong
Performed by Fannypack
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For the most part a good car action flick.
28 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

The first film was BREAK POINT with cars. The second one was Miami VICE with cars. This is REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE... with more cars. To be honest, I kinda liked this one better than the last two, despite Lucas Black somehow beating Paul Walker as the least charismatic actor in a starring role. What I mainly like is the direction by Justin Lin. The focus on police undercover stories is dropped in favor of the street racing culture and its connections to the mob. Was actually delighted to see Sonny Chiba appear, I must have missed his name during the opening credits. Purely as a movie about car action, I think it succeeds better than the first two. There's a goofy quality to it that kinda helps one go along with things. Best to sum that up is Lucas Black smiling like a dork with blood on his teeth, living for the thrill. That's probably what this film series needed, and less soap opera/undercover drama. Consider me surprised.


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