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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 16 June 2006 (USA)
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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Damien Marzette ...
High School Security Guard (as Damien Marzett)
Trula M. Marcus ...
American Math Teacher (as Trula Marcus)
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Clay (as Zachery Bryan)
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Clay's Buddy #1
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Clay's Buddy #2
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Clay's Buddy #3
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Cheerleader #1 (as Amber Stevens)
Ashika Gogna ...
Cheerleader #2
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Chubby Hispanic Kid
Kevin Caira ...
Auto Shop Bully #1
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Auto Shop Bully #2 (as Julius Trey Sanford)
Danny Ray McDonald II ...
Auto Shop Bully #3
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Cindy - Clay's Girlfriend
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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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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,277,637 (Australia) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

$62,514,415 (USA) (7 September 2006)
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Han's VeilSide RX-7 driven by Han was a special show car crowned "Best of Show 2005" at Tokyo Auto Salon. It was reportedly worth 150,000 dollars; the custom leather interior alone cost 20,000 dollars. Universal bought the car for 50,000 dollars, then repainted the inside and outside. See more »

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If Twinkie was a military brat, his license plate would have a Japanese symbol that looks like a "Y" on the left side. Military members and their families with cars in Japan are required to have "Y" plates. See more »

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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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Big Money Talk
Written by Lyrics Born (as Tom Shimura), Solomon David
Performed by Lyrics Born
Courtesy of Lyrics Born and Jumbo the Garbageman (of Lifesavas)
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For the most part a good car action flick.
28 June 2013 | by (California, America) – 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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