First Look: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Release Date: June 16, 2006
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: Justin Lin
Producers: Neal H. Moritz
Screenwriter: Chris Morgan, Kario Salem, Alfredo Botello
Starring: Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Brian Tee, Sung Kang, Jason Tobin, Nathalie
Synopsis: From the producer of the worldwide blockbuster hits "The
Fast and the Furious" and its sequel, "2 Fast 2 Furious,"
comes the latest installment of the adrenaline-inducing series built on
speed-"The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift". Set in the sexy
and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and
fastest customized rides go head-to-head on some of the most perilous
courses in the world.
Sean Boswell (Black) is an outsider who attempts to define himself as
a hot-headed, underdog 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 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 customs and codes of honor. But it doesn't take long for
him to find some action when a fellow American buddy, Twinkie (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 Japanese crime machine 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 (newcomer Kelley), an
explosive series of events is set into motion, climaxing with an ultimate
high stakes face off.