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Still shot from the movie: The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift.

The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

This infamous franchise featuring speeding cars, loose women and illegal activities is back on the road with a third installment, This time it's the streets of Tokyo that are being subjected to the criminal, recreational activity of street racing. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 15 Jun 2006
Video Release: 26 Sep 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The lack of consequences in this film many provides starting points for many discussions, such as: What are the financial costs of street racing? (You may want to look at the price tags of the vehicles, the tires—thanks to the effect of “drifting”—and the property damage.) What other costs and risks are associated with this illegal form of entertainment? Are those who chose to race the only ones who may be affected by these dangers?

What does Sean learn from his experience in Japan? What do you think his future will hold?

How are women portrayed in this film? What stereotypes are used? What opportunities for decision-making or taking control of their destinies are the female characters given?

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