The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
(also known as The Fast and the Furious 3
) is a 2006 street racing action film
directed by Justin Lin
. It is the third installment in the The Fast and the Furious film series
and currently the fifth in terms of series chronology
. The film, featuring an all-new cast, was shot in Tokyo and parts of Los Angeles
, the latter often covered with props and lights to create the illusion of the Tokyo style. While Paul Walker
is not in the film, Vin Diesel
reprises his role as Dominic Toretto in a cameo appearance.
Sean Boswell (Lucas Black
) is involved in a crash during a local street race. Because of his numerous brushes with the law in the past, his mother sends him to Tokyo
, to live with his father, who is stationed as a U.S. Naval
officer. Upon arriving at his father's home in Tokyo, he is warned by his father not to stir up any trouble, or he will return to the U.S. to serve jail time.
Sean meets Twinkie (Bow Wow
), a fellow American, who introduces him to the drift racing
scene. Sean has a verbal confrontation with Takashi (Brian Tee
) - also known as DK (short for Drift King) and nephew to a local yakuza boss - because he was talking to DK's girlfriend, Neela (Nathalie Kelley
). They race and Sean is defeated and destroys the car lent to him by Han (Sung Kang
), DK's business partner. The next day, Han meets Sean after school and tells Sean that he must work for him to repay the damage done to his car.
Han becomes Sean's friend, and... Read More