The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 American action film directed by Justin Lin, produced by Neal H. Moritz, and written by Chris Morgan. It is the third installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, and a stand-alone sequel to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). The film stars Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, Shad "Bow Wow" Moss and Brian Tee. The film follows car enthusiast Sean Boswell, who is sent to live in Tokyo with his father, before finding solace viewing and competing in the drifting community within the city.
Paul Walker does not appear in the film making it the only Fast & Furious film in his lifetime where he doesn't appear. In addition, this film doesn't retain any members from the original cast in leading roles although Vin Diesel does appear in the ending scene. The film was shot mainly on location in Tokyo, as well as in Los Angeles. It was released first on June 4, 2006, in Universal City before seeing large-scale release on June 16, 2006. It grossed over $158 million from an $85 million budget, making it the lowest grossing film in the franchise.
The film was followed by Fast & Furious in 2009.