The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Driftis a 2006 action adventure film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the third installment in the Fast & Furious franchise and stars Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Bow Wow, and Brian Tee. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift follows high school car enthusiast Sean Boswell (Black), who is sent to live in Tokyo with his father, and finds solace in the city’s drifting community.
- Starring : Lucas Black / Bow Wow
- Genre : Action / Crime / Thriller
- Country : United States / Germany / Japan
- Language : English / Japanese / Portuguese
- Director : Justin Lin
- Production : Universal Pictures / Relativity Media / Original Film / MP Munich Pape Filmproductions
- Distributor : Universal Pictures / Bontonfilm / Buena Vista International Finland / Taramount Film / United International Pictures (UIP) / Film1 / Hollydan Works / Prooptiki Video / RTL Entertainment / Sub / Universal Pictures Finland / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) / Veronica
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift movie
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift release date
- June 4, 2006 : USA (Universal City, California) (premiere)
- June 15, 2006 : Australia
- June 16, 2006 : Canada
- June 16, 2006 : UK
- June 16, 2006 : Ireland
- June 16, 2006 : USA
- June 30, 2006 : Sweden
- July 13, 2006 : Switzerland (German speaking region)
- July 13, 2006 : Germany
- July 14, 2006 : Switzerland (Italian speaking region)
- July 19, 2006 : United Arab Emirates
- July 19, 2006 : Switzerland (French speaking region)
- July 19, 2006 : France
- July 21, 2006 : Spain
- August 3, 2006 : Singapore
- September 16, 2006 : Japan
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift cast
- Lucas Black as Sean Boswell
- Damien Marzette as High School Security Guard(as Damien Marzett)
- Trula M. Marcus as American Math Teacher(as Trula Marcus)
- Zachery Ty Bryan as Clay(as Zachery Bryan)
- Brandon Brendel as Clay’s Buddy #1
- Daniel Booko as Clay’s Buddy #2
- David V. Thomas as Clay’s Buddy #3
- Amber Stevens West as Cheerleader #1(as Amber Stevens)
- Ashika Gogna as Cheerleader #2
- Christian Salazar as Chubby Hispanic Kid
- Kevin Caira as Auto Shop Bully #1
- Trey Sanford as Auto Shop Bully #2(as Julius Trey Sanford)
- Danny Ray McDonald II as Auto Shop Bully #3
- Nikki Griffin as Cindy – Clay’s Girlfriend
- Vincent Laresca as Case Worker
Unable to secure the returns of any of the series’ initial cast members, plans were made by developers to reconsider Tokyo Drift and make it a distinct entry in the franchise, which was achieved by focusing on a car subgenre, incorporating a location outside the United States, and establishing new characters. Subsequently, the chronological timeline of the franchise shifted, with all future installments (until 2015’s Furious 7) being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Tokyo Drift.
The film also marks the first to begin the franchise’s longtime association with director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan, with Lin going onto direct the following three sequels (and is attached to direct two additional future films), while Morgan wrote the next five installments. Casting began in April 2005, and principal photography began in Los Angeles in August 2005, with the majority of the film being shot on location in Tokyo.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was released in the United States on June 16, 2006. The film achieved some financial success, eventually grossing over $158 million worldwide. However, it is the lowest-grossing film in the franchise. It received generally mixed to negative reviews, with some critics disliking some elements of the plot, action sequences, and acting. However, some praised Lin’s direction and parts of the story. The fourth film in the series, titled Fast & Furious, was released in April 2009 to box office success, and became the highest-grossing film in the franchise at that point.
In 2015 in Oro Valley, Arizona, high school students Sean Boswell and Clay race their cars to win the affections of Clay’s girlfriend Cindy, driving their respective vehicles, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a Dodge Viper. When Sean cuts through a structure and catches up to Clay, Clay hits Sean’s car repeatedly until they reach a high-speed turn, which causes both cars to crash; Sean’s car is totaled. Clay and Cindy’s wealthy families help them escape punishment, but because Sean is a repeat offender for street racing, he is sent to live in Tokyo, Japan with his father, a U.S. Navy officer stationed in Tokyo, in order to avoid juvenile detention or jail.
While in Tokyo, Sean befriends Twinkie, a military brat who introduces him to the world of drift racing in Japan. Sean has a confrontation with Takashi—the Drift King (DK)—over Sean talking to Takashi’s girlfriend, Neela. Though forbidden to drive, Sean decides to race against Takashi, who has ties to the Yakuza. He borrows a Nissan Silvia from Han Lue, now a business partner to Takashi, but loses his first race with Takashi and ends up totaling the car due to his inability to drift.
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