The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

An American drummed out of the U.S. because of his passion for street racing moves to Tokyo and soon learns about "drift racing," where cars accelerate into turns and then spin out of them, leading to hairpin, hair-raising races around city blocks. The youth runs afoul of the top drift racer.

Cast

  • Lucas Black
  • Damien Marzette
  • Trula M. Marcus
  • Zachery Ty Bryan
  • Brandon Brendel
  • Daniel Booko
  • David V. Thomas
  • Amber Stevens West
  • Ashika Gogna
  • Christian Salazar

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • One featured car is the Toyota Chaser, a Camry-sized sedan powered by a 2.5 liter in-line six twin turbo. The same engine powers the Toyota Soarer (the Japanese version of the Lexus SC300/400), the Toyota Aristo (the Japanese version of the Lexus GS300/400), and the 1987-92 Toyota Supra.
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Goofs

  • Various boosted cars (such as the RX-7) do not make the signature sounds of upgraded turbocharged cars throughout the film, such as the turbo spooling and the blow-off valve, until they "hit the nitrous." Nitrous does not change the car's sound.
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Quotes

    • [Shawn drives his Nissan Silvia S15 to the starting line next to a silver Plymouth Roadrunner]
    • Shawn Boswell: Nice ride.
    • Dominic Toretto: I won it from our friend Han a few years ago.
    • Shawn Boswell: I didn't know he was into American muscle.
    • Dominic Toretto: He was when he was rollin' with me.
    • Shawn Boswell: You know, this ain't no 10-second race.
    • Dominic Toretto: I've got nothin' but time.
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Metacritic

70

It's not much of a movie, but a hell of a ride. So what if the movie dumbs down Japanese culture to a bad yakuza movie and features Japanese characters who can barely speak Japanese? The cars are the stars here. Everything else is lost in translation.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
75

Lin takes an established franchise and makes it surprisingly fresh and intriguing. The movie is not exactly Shogun when it comes to the subject of an American in Japan (nor, on the other hand, is it Lost in Translation). But it's more observant than we expect, and uses its Japanese locations to make the story about something more than fast cars.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
50

For all its crashes and flash, this is a movie that drifts away as we watch it. Muscle cars and all, it's often a waste of gas.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune