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.
Box Office Info:
Lucas Black (as Sean Boswell )
Brandon Brendel (as Buddy )
Zachery Ty Bryan (as Clay )
Daniel Booko (as Buddy )
David V. Thomas (as Buddy )
Amber Stevens (as Cheerleader )
Chris Astoyan (as Racer )
Ashika Gogna (as Cheerleader )
Danny Ray McDonald II (as Auto Shop Bully )
Nikki Griffin (as Cindy )
Lynda Boyd (as Mrs. Boswell )
Nathalie Kelley (as Neela )
Bow Wow (as Twinkie )
Leonardo Nam (as Morimoto )
Jason J. Tobin (as Earl )
Directed By: Justin Lin
Written By: Alfredo Botello & Chris Morgan
Produced By: Universal Pictures
Release Date (US): June 16th, 2006
Length of Movie: 1h 30min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for reckless and illegal behavior involving teens, violence, language and sexual content.
Opening Weekend: $23,973,840
The Fast and the Furious 3 Soundtrack
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1. Teriyaki Boyz - "Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)"
2. DJ Shadow feat. Mos Def - "Six Days"
3. 5,6,7, 8's - "The Barracuda"
4. Evil Nine - "Restless"
5. Far East Movement - "Round And Round"
6. N.E.R.D. - "She Wants To Move (DFA Remix)"
7. Teriyaki Boyz - "Cho Large"
8. Dragon Ash - "Resound"
9. Julez Santana - "There It Go(The Whistle Song)"
10. Don Omar - "Bandaleros"
11. Don Omar - "Conteo"
12. Brian Tyler feat. Slash - "Mustang Nismo"