PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.
In the vending machine cafeteria scene (at around 59 mins) Sean and Neela use chopsticks to eat "meat spaghetti", according to the katakana (the Japanese phonetic alphabet) on the side of the box.
You know that famous painting? The one with the woman smiling all the time?
Shawn Boswell: The Mona Lisa?
Twinkie: Right, right, right the Mona Lisa. Well look man, this car right here is like the Mona Lisa of the drift world. Han rebuilt this bad-boy from ground up. We ...
It's very unlikely for a Japanese high school student to own a car. Japan's driving age is 18, and the age of majority is 20. A high school student would need an adult signature to buy a car, or at least buy the mandatory insurance. Japanese teens who join motorcycle gangs, which are affiliated with organized crime, are often provided with stolen vehicles, which they generally drive without a license. The students depicted in the movie would appear to fit the bill. However, kids in motorcycle gangs usually leave school after ninth grade, the minimum leaving age in Japan, and rarely advance to high school.
For the Japanese version the scene with the final race is altered. The Yakuza member starting the final race is shown to be having all his fingers instead of missing four.
$2,277,637 (Australia) (16 June 2006)
$62,514,415 (USA) (7 September 2006)
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