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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drifthas all the elements that spelled success for its predecessors: Speed, sex, and minimal dialogue. The plot doesn't need explication; it's a nonsensical series of confrontations and standoffs that serve to get us from one race to another.Tokyo Driftcan most accurately be described as a visual poem about screeching tires, crunching fiberglass, and sleek female skin, set to a killer soundtrack of Japanese pop and hip-hop. The actors are only needed for tight close-ups of narrowed eyes or sweaty hands tightly gripping gearshifts, though Sung Kang,Better Luck Tomorrow, stands out as a vaguely philosophical hoodlum with deadpan charisma. The curved bodies of the cars and the luscious flesh of the women are both shot with a fetishistic hunger. The "drift" style of racing--in which the cars are allowed to slide in order to take sharp turns at high speeds--grabs your eyes; there's a strange, spectral beauty to rows of cars sliding sideways down a mountain road at night. Also starring Lucas Black (Friday Night Lights) as our wheel-happy hero; Bow Wow (Roll Bounce) as the scam-artist comic relief; and martial arts legend Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill) as a yakuza big shot.--Bret Fetzer
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CastBow Wow, Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Trula M. Marcus, Damien Marzette
DirectorJustin Lin
Screen WriterChris Morgan
DVD Release Date:  September 26, 2006
Runtime:  104 minutes
Studio:  Universal Studios
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review by . December 05, 2011
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After having watched Fast Five recently, i am re-visiting the other movies in the series, mainly because my sister and her boyfriend are totally lost by the timeline of the films. Tokyo drift takes place prior to Fast Five...hence why Han is still alive in the newest movie. This is one of my favorite movies in the Fast and the Furious franchise, it delivers exactly what i expect all of them to but am sometimes disappointed...cars, and racing scenes. This movie starts off in the States with Shawn …
review by . July 16, 2007
What can I say? The original "Fast and the Furious" was sort of ridiculous, but did make a mark in the modern genre of action movies that involve decked/tricked out cars. "2 Fast, 2 Furious" was a lackluster sequel, but at least there was a conduit from the first movie with Paul Walker starring in it. But this movie, "Tokyo Drift" was the most holistic form of cinematic crap I have seen in a long, long time.    The plot is that an American teenager Sean, played by Lucas Black …
review by . October 18, 2006
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The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift is about a 17 year old kid named Sean played by Lucas Black. Sean loves cars and he loves to race them but it's too bad he can't get away from the police like Brian O'conner (Paul Walker) because he's already been caught twice and is on his way to a third strike. Sean ends up wrecking his car in a race against a high school jock who was racing to keep his girlfriend. Sean gets caught and instead of going to jail he goes to Tokyo to live with his father.     W …
review by . November 05, 2006
Before I start I would like to say that it breaks my heart to see all these gorgeous cars get wasted like that. I never heard of drifting till this movie came across my path and I was intrigued by what it entails. Anyway, I rather enjoyed the first one, the second one was decent but could have been better, and "Tokyo Drift" was.......interesting (?). If one thing's for certain, every installment of "The Fast & The Furious" is known for several things: cardboard acting, bare-bones plot, and tense …
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