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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

June 16, 2006
1hr 44min
Status: released

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Details:

Country Germany
United States
Language English
Release dateJune 4, 2006 (Gibson Amphitheatre)
June 16, 2006 (United States)
Running time1hr 44min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringLucas Black
Bow Wow
Directed by Justin Lin
Written byChris Morgan
Produced byNeal H. Moritz
Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon
Edited by Fred Raskin
Kelly Matsumoto
Music byBrian Tyler
Production CompanyUniversal Pictures
Relativity Media
Distributor Universal Pictures

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Lucas Black as Sean Boswell: A young man interested in street racing.
  • Bow Wow as Twinkie: Sean’s first friend he meets in Tokyo, who sells various consumer goods and introduces Sean to drift racing.
  • Sung Kang as Han Lue: DK’s business partner and old friend of Dominic Toretto, who befriends Sean and teaches him how to drift.
  • Brian Tee as Takashi: Sean’s enemy who is acknowledged as the best drift racer and given the title “Drift King”, or simply “D.K.”.
  • Nathalie Kelley as Neela: Takashi’s girlfriend who later falls for Sean.
  • Sonny Chiba (credited as JJ Sonny Chiba) as Kamata: Takashi’s uncle who is the head of the yakuza.
  • Leonardo Nam as Morimoto: Takashi’s right-hand man.
  • Brian Goodman as Lieutenant Boswell: Sean’s father.
  • Zachery Ty Bryan as Clay: The quarterback of Sean’s school whom Sean races at the beginning of the film.
  • Lynda Boyd as Ms. Boswell: Sean’s mother who is fed up with moving them around and sends him to Tokyo, Japan to live with his father.
  • Jason Tobin as Earl: One of Han’s friends who specializes in tuning the cars, along with Reiko.
  • Keiko Kitagawa as Reiko: Earl’s friend and fellow tuner.
  • Nikki Griffin as Cindy: Clay’s girlfriend, who suggests that Clay and Sean race to win her.
  • Satoshi Tsumabuki as Exceedingly Handsome Guy: Who starts the first race between Sean and Takashi (cameo)
  • Keiichi Tsuchiya as an elderly fisherman (uncredited cameo)
  • Kazutoshi Wadakura as an elderly fisherman (uncredited cameo)
  • Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto (uncredited cameo)


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.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$85 million
Worldwide Collection$159 million

About The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie:

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is an action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the standalone sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001) and 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and the third installment in the Fast & Furious franchise.

A third Fast & Furious film was confirmed in June 2005, when Lin was selected as director. Morgan was hired after an open call soon after, thus marking the first film in the franchise’s longtime association with Lin, Morgan, actor Sung Kang, and composer Brian Tyler.

Principal photography began in August 2005 and lasted until that November, with filming locations including Los Angeles and Tokyo, making Tokyo Drift the first film in the franchise to feature an international filming location.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift premiered at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on June 4, 2006, and was released in the United States on June 16, by Universal Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its driving sequences but criticism for its screenplay and acting performances.

It was followed by a prequel trilogy, the first being Fast & Furious in 2009 and the last being Fast & Furious 6 in 2013. A direct sequel titled Furious 7 was released in 2015. With the story’s continuity, the film is set after the events of Fast & Furious 6 and before the events of Furious 7.