The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Justin Lin (2006)

12A Certificate


Our Score
This third instalment of the pedal-to-the-metal franchise doesn't star either Paul Walker or Vin Diesel (they didn't both appear again until Fast & Furious in 2009). Instead, Lucas Black (Jarhead) takes the lead role as a bad-boy teenager in trouble for illegal street racing, whose only chance to stay out of prison is to live with his estranged dad in Japan. On arrival, he quickly falls under the twin influences of the local yakuza and the new craze for drifting (oversteering at high speed around hairpin bends). Closer in spirit to the stylish 2001 original than the more contrived sequel, Tokyo Drift does just what it says on the tin: the locale is exotic and the race scenes are fast and furious, as are the women. Non-petrolheads will probably dismiss the film as all sound and no substance, but the boy racers out there will love it.


An American teenager is sent to live with his father in Tokyo after a brush with the law, but soon becomes involved in illegal street racing. When he ends up owing money to gangsters after losing a race against a driver with Yakuza connections, he has to learn to master the Japanese style of driving to win and pay back his debts. Action adventure, starring Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley and Bow Wow.

Cast & Crew

Sean Boswell Lucas Black
DK Brian Tee
Twinkie Bow Wow
Han Sung Kang
Neela Nathalie Kelley
Clay Zachery Ty Bryan
Isabella Caroline de Souza Correa
Reiko Keiko Kitagawa
Major Boswell Brian Goodman
Uncle Kamata Sonny Chiba
Dominic Toretto Vin Diesel
Director Justin Lin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Jun 2006