The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


1h 38m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Although street racing provides an escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world around him, for outsider Sean Boswell, his reckless involvement in the sport has made him very unpopular with the local authorities. After one crash too many--and to avoid jail time--Sean is sent to live with his gruff, estranged father, a career military man stationed in Tokyo. Now officially a gaijin (outsider), Sean feels even more shut out in a land of foreign customers and codes of honor. But after a fellow American buddy, Twinkie, introduces him to the underground world of drift racing--an exhilarating balance of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turns and switchbacks--he's hooked again, and back in trouble. Simple drag racing is replaced by a new, rubber-burning automotive art form--just bad enough to fit Sean's rebel style. On his first time out drifting, Sean unknowingly takes on D.K., the "Drift King," a local champ with ties to the Japanese crime syndicate Yakuza. Sean's loss comes with a high price tag when he's forced to work off the debt under the thumb of another ex-pat named Han. Han soon welcomes Sean into his family of misfits and introduces him to the real principles of drifting. Whether for pink slips, wads of cash or bragging rights, the stakes remain high for Sean and his competition--as they learn to elevate the race itself to an art form. They will take cutting-edge, modified racers to the densely populated streets of Tokyo's urban landscape at neck-snapping speeds then smoothly glide through tight hairpin turns punctuated by screeches and the acrid smell of smoking rubber. But when Sean falls for D.K.'s girlfriend, Neela, an explosive series of events is set into motion, climaxing with an ultimate high-stakes face off against his nemesis. Punishment for the loser? Banishment from Tokyo forever by Yakuza crime boss--and D.K.'s uncle--Kamata--if they survive the race at all.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and the Furious 3, Fast and the Furious III
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Sequel
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Although street racing provides an escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world around him, for outsider Sean Boswell, his reckless involvement in the sport has made him very unpopular with the local authorities. After one crash too many--and to avoid jail time--Sean is sent to live with his gruff, estranged father, a career military man stationed in Tokyo. Now officially a gaijin (outsider), Sean feels even more shut out in a land of foreign customers and codes of honor. But after a fellow American buddy, Twinkie, introduces him to the underground world of drift racing--an exhilarating balance of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turns and switchbacks--he's hooked again, and back in trouble. Simple drag racing is replaced by a new, rubber-burning automotive art form--just bad enough to fit Sean's rebel style. On his first time out drifting, Sean unknowingly takes on D.K., the "Drift King," a local champ with ties to the Japanese crime syndicate Yakuza. Sean's loss comes with a high price tag when he's forced to work off the debt under the thumb of another ex-pat named Han. Han soon welcomes Sean into his family of misfits and introduces him to the real principles of drifting. Whether for pink slips, wads of cash or bragging rights, the stakes remain high for Sean and his competition--as they learn to elevate the race itself to an art form. They will take cutting-edge, modified racers to the densely populated streets of Tokyo's urban landscape at neck-snapping speeds then smoothly glide through tight hairpin turns punctuated by screeches and the acrid smell of smoking rubber. But when Sean falls for D.K.'s girlfriend, Neela, an explosive series of events is set into motion, climaxing with an ultimate high-stakes face off against his nemesis. Punishment for the loser? Banishment from Tokyo forever by Yakuza crime boss--and D.K.'s uncle--Kamata--if they survive the race at all. Honor will be challenged and racing skills will be pushed to the extreme with only one winner standing as champion.

Crew

Hitoshi Abe

Office Production Assistant

Laine Abramson

Art Department

Keith Adams

Stunt Player

Tsuneyuki Aiko

Grip

Toshitaka Akaike

Assistant Camera

Yoshihito Akatsuka

Set Decorator

Dan Akers

Digital Effects Artist

Erik Akutagawa

Visual Effects

Gregory P Alcus

On-Set Dresser

Bobby Aldridge

Stunt Player

Jeff Allen

Digital Effects Artist

Maura Alvarez

Rotoscope Animator

Michael D Alvarez

Assistant Camera

Masanobu Anamiya

Driver

Dale E. Anderson

Gang Boss

Lindsay Anderson

Rotoscope Animator

Terrance Anderson

Song

Jeff M Andrus

Best Boy Grip

Tom G Antonacci

Rigging Grip

Yoshinao Aonuma

Driver

Carlos Arguello

Matte Painter

Julie Asbury

Production

Matt Ashton

Software Engineer

Katsuaki Atsumi

Caterer

Kenneth Au

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Aulicino

Assistant Sound Editor

Paul E Avery

Rigging Electrician

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Lillian Awa

Set Production Assistant

Kim Ayers

Makeup Artist

Hajime Baba

Assistant Camera

Randy Babchuck

Rigging Electrician

Cheryl Bainum

Visual Effects Producer

Louise Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Sidney R. Baldwin

Photography

Samson Bamimore

Software Engineer

Barton Barber Jr.

Special Effects Technician

Andra Bard

Visual Effects

Kevin Barnhill

Cg Supervisor

Tony Barraza

Digital Effects Artist

Thad Beier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bradford F Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Brian Bell

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer K Bell

Assistant Camera

Javier Bello

Animation Supervisor

Heather Belskis

Song

Lee Berger

Visual Effects Producer

Bethany Bernard

Costumer

Kim Berner

Script Supervisor

John Bettis

Song

Alex Betuel

Set Production Assistant

Yasiin Bey

Song Performer

Aisha Bhagat

Song

Don Bixby

Chief Lighting Technician

John Blake

Makeup Artist

Lee Blasingame

Assistant Camera

Deborah 'cha' Blevins

Costume Supervisor

Michael Bogan

Digital Effects Artist

James Bomalick

Special Effects Technician

Eric Bonilla

Digital Effects Artist

Jayni Borgaro

Rotoscope Animator

Chamonix Bosch

Assistant Director

Greg Ten Bosch

Foley Editor

Kenneth Bosse

Special Effects Technician

Alfredo Botello

Other

Mark Boucher

On-Set Dresser

Brigitte Bourque

Digital Effects Artist

Russ Bowers

Digital Effects Artist

Brad Boyer

Dolly Grip

Danny Boyer

Stunt Player

Ryan Bozajian

Rotoscope Animator

Mike Bozulich

Digital Effects Artist

Gino Bozzi

Office Production Assistant

Constance Bracewell

Digital Effects Artist

Tony Brakohiapa

Stunt Player

Clifton Brender

Rigging Grip

Craig A Brink

Rigging Gaffer

Dawn Brooks

Visual Effects

Mark Brown

Transportation Captain

Peter A Brown

Sound Design

Troy Brown

Stunt Player

Jason Brunelle

Lighting Technician

Nate Brunskill

2-D Artist

Marc Bryant

Special Effects Technician

Angelo Bua

On-Set Dresser

Joe Bucaro

Stunt Player

Jamie V Bucherer

Assistant

Jud Bumpas

Rendering Artist

Takayoshi Bunai

Assistant Director

Susan Burig

Graphic Designer

Brian Burrows

Stunt Player

Hal Burton

Stunt Player

Alex Cacciarelli

Video Assist/Playback

Kevin Cadwallader

Rigging Electrician

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Tego Calderon

Song

Tego Calderon

Song Performer

Lorrie Campbell

Set Designer

Rick Canelli

Adr

Craig Cannon

Software Engineer

Pete Capelluto

Animation Director

Ozzie Carmona

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Carpenter

Sound Mixer

Richard Carpenter

Song

Kevin Carr

3-D Models

Jim Carretta

Post-Production Assistant

Byron Carter

Driver

Teron Carter

Song

John Cassella Jr.

3-D Artist

Tony Castagnola

Greensman

Naomi Catalano

Accounting Assistant

Jesse Causey

Post-Production Assistant

Joe Ceballos

Digital Effects Artist

Kevin Cerchiai

Boom Operator

Russell Chadwick

Production Assistant

Tada Chae

Assistant

Aliza Corson Chameides

Digital Effects Artist

Karen K Chang

Transportation

Jonathan Chao

Modelmaker

Robert Chapin

Animator

Cm Chapman

Animator

Terry P Chapman

Special Effects Technician

Jacob Charney

Assistant Location Manager

Andy Chen

3-D Artist

Ray Chen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Yeen-shi Chen

Modelmaker

Yoichi Chiashi

Assistant Camera

Hideki Chida

Transportation Coordinator

Raymond Chih

Digital Effects Artist

Hikaru Chikamatsu

Lighting Technician

Cindy Chiu

Stunt Player

Akiyoshi Cho

Best Boy Electric

Phil Chong

Stunt Player

Pamela Choules

Visual Effects Editor

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Ries Chuba

Production Assistant

Carl Ciarfalio

Stunt Player

Joseph Cicio

Camera Operator

Jeffrey Cilley

Visual Effects

Alan B Cohen

Assistant Camera

Dylan Cole

Matte Painter

Kelly Collins

Stunt Player

Valeria Migliassi Collins

Script Supervisor

Kyle Cookmeyer

Production Secretary

Charles Cooley

Special Effects Technician

Doug Cowden

Key Grip

Doug Cram

Digital Effects Artist

Blake Crawford

Production Assistant

Clay Cullen

Stunt Player

Patrick Cusack

Assistant Sound Editor

Greg D'auria

Associate Editor

Thomas Dadras

Cg Supervisor

Payal Dani

Rotoscope Animator

Jose Danner

Rigging Grip

Chinmay Das

Rotoscope Animator

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Player

Mitchell Dauterive

Production Supervisor

Lorelei David

Visual Effects Editor

Solomon David

Song

Vernon Davidson

Assistant Director

Josh Davis

Song

Josias De La Cruz

Song

Carlos De La Torre

Assistant Director

Cris Dearce

Set Production Assistant

Dicky Deats

Grip

Jerry C Deats

Key Grip

Shannon Deats

Grip

Paresh Dedhia

Rotoscope Animator

Paul Deely

Special Effects Technician

Michael Degtjarewsky

Digital Effects Artist

Darrin Denlinger

Storyboard Artist

Eileen Dennis

Accounting Assistant

Del Depierro

Matte Painter

Marc Deschaine

Assistant Sound Editor

Beau Desmond

Costumer

Peter Devlin

Sound Mixer

Josh Diamond

Acting Coach

Jamie Dixon

Animator

Steve Docherty

Transportation

Justin Domingues

Rendering Artist

Jeff Doran

Digital Effects Artist

Crystal Dowd

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Dowrick

Animator

Brady Doyle

Visual Effects

Kevin Doyle

Rigging Electrician

Warren Drummond

Storyboard Artist

Robert Dudley

Best Boy Grip

Gus Duron

Visual Effects Editor

Antoine Durr

Animator

Jake Dutton

Song

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Michelle Eisenreich

Visual Effects Producer

Kiante Elam

Stunt Player

Robert Elhai

Original Music

John Ellingwood

Camera Assistant

Tyler Elliott

Assistant Location Manager

Annie Ellis

Stunt Player

Jimmy Ellis

Rigging Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and the Furious 3, Fast and the Furious III
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Sequel
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 16, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2006

Sequel to "The Fast and the Furious" (USA/2001) directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel.

Project does not include the Brian O'Conner character played by Paul Walker or Dominic Toretto played by Vin Diesel.

Released in United States Summer June 16, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2006

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.