THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT

Genre: ACTION / CRIME / THRILLER

Release Dates: JUNE 16, 2006

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Official Websites: thefastandthefurious3.com

Taglines: Speed Needs No Translation.

Production Company: Universal Pictures/ Original Film

Synopsis:
Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) is an outsider who attempts to define himself as a hot-headed street racer. Although racing provides a temporary escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world around him, it has also made Sean unpopular with the local authorities. To avoid jail time, Sean is sent to live with his uncle, a career military-man stationed in Tokyo, Japan.

Now officially a gaijin or "round eye," Sean feels even more shut out in a land of foreign customs and codes of honor. But it doesn’t take long for him to find some action when a fellow American buddy, Twinkie (played by Lil Bow Wow), introduces him to the underground world of drift racing. Sean’s simple drag racing gets replaced by a rubber-burning, automotive art form–with an exhilarating balance of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turns and switchbacks.

On his first time out drifting, Sean unknowingly takes on D.K., the Drift King, a local champ with ties to the Yakuza. Sean’s loss comes at a high price tag when he’s forced to work off the debt under the thumb of ex-pat, Han (Kang). Han soon welcomes Sean into this family of misfits and introduces him to the real principles of drifting. But when Sean falls for D.K.’s girlfriend, Neela (Nathalie Kelley), an explosive series of events is set into motion, climaxing with an ultimate high stakes face off.

Crew: Justin Lin (director); Alfredo Botello, Chris Morgan, Kario Salem (co-writers); Amanda Cohen (co-producer); Neal H. Moritz (producer); Clayton Townsend (executive producer)

Cast: Lucas Black as Shaun Boswell, Daniel Booko, Brandon Brendel, Zachery Ty Bryan as Clay, Stefanie Budiman as Cowgirl, Max Charles as Stilts, Greg D’Agostino, Caroline de Souza Correa as Isabella, Ashika Gogna as Cheerleader, Nikki Griffin, Henry Jaderlund as Jacob, Sung Kang, Masa Kanome as Tea-Hair Gang, Nathalie Kelley, Branden Weslee Kong as Skateboarder, Collin Leonard as Blackie, Joan May, Leonardo Nam, Tyler Nelson as Mascot, Eriq F. Prince, Trey Sanford as Bully, Lindzi Scharf as Cheerleader, Amber Stevens, Don Tai as Basher, Brian Tee as D.K., David V. Thomas as Clay’s Buddy D, Jason J. Tobin, Bow Wow as Twinkie, Jade Wu as Tea-Hair Gang

Studio: Universal Pictures

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Film Fetish trivia:
Also known as: The Fast and the Furious 3

None of the original cast from part 1 or 2, show up in the sequel.

Director Justin Lin is set to helm a remake of Oldboy, a remake of a Korean film of the same name, about a recently paroled middle-aged man, who spent 15 years in prison without any explanation as to why he was jailed, who seeks revenge on those who conspired against him. The oringal was based on a Japanese manga comic book.

Lin also directed Better Luck Tomorrow and Annapolis, which starred Tyrese Gibson, who starred in 2 fast, 2 Furious.

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