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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift | 2006 | PG-13 | - 5.6.5

To avoid going to jail, a young man (Lucas Black) is sent to live with an estranged relative who's in the military and stationed in Tokyo, Japan. It is there that he discovers drift racing, a deadly combination of high speed, hairpin turns and switchbacks. As if illegal street racing is not dangerous enough, Sean inadvertently also takes on a driver with ties to the Yakuza, the Japanese crime organization. Also with Shad 'Bow Wow' Gregory Moss, Sung Kang, Brian Tee and Jason Tobin. Directed by Justin Lin. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Two women kiss passionately and caress each other, and young men and women kiss in a few scenes. A man kisses a young woman on the cheek and hugs her. Two women caress a young man when he walks into a club.
 Men and women dance in several club scenes and the women wear outfits that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and bare thighs. A young woman removes her bra (from under her shirt) and tosses it into the air to start a race. Many young women wear revealing outfits in many scenes (cleavage, bare abdomens, bare thighs, bare hips, and part of bare buttocks are revealed). Young women who wear very short skirts lean over car hoods revealing bare thighs and part of their buttocks in a few scenes. A young woman wears a very short skirt, and it flips up at one point revealing her bare thighs and panties. Several men are shown bare-chested with towels wrapped around their waists while in a bathhouse.
 A young woman offers herself as a prize to the winner of a race. A young man and a young woman flirt in a few scenes.
 A young woman talks about her mother having worked in a hostess bar as a prostitute. A man describes a young woman's mother as the "best trick." A young man hands a box of tissues to another young man and makes a sexual remark.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man in a car shoots at another man in another car (no bullets make contact), one car is struck hard from the side by another car, the car flips over (we see the driver inside with a bloody face) and the car explodes engulfing the driver in flames.
 A man punches a man in the face, pulls a gun out and threatens to shoot him; then there is a distraction and several men fight with punches and kicks, and four cars race away from the scene (two chasing the other two) and one runs into a young man who flips over the hood and onto the ground (he does not appear injured).
 A young man is punched in the face repeatedly and kicked in the stomach when he falls to the ground (we see his very bloody face after the beating and he spits blood).
 A young man is punched in the face and stomach repeatedly by another young man and a third young man intervenes, ending the fight. A young man punches a man in the face several times, the man holds a gun to the young man and another man holds a gun to the first man (the scene ends). A young woman slaps a man in the face when he begins to act in a threatening manner.
 Many men with various weapons (baseball bats, chains, pipes, etc.) surround and follow a young man through an alley. A young man is thrown out of a bathhouse twice and he lands on the ground (there are no visible injuries). A young man throws a baseball through the window of a car. A young man is held by several other young men, who spray-paint his stomach. A man threatens a young man who had been talking to his girlfriend.
 Four cars race through slow-moving traffic, they swerve around the other cars, one rams another car from the rear, one car collides with an oncoming car and several other cars crash into them. Three cars speed through a large crowd of people crossing a street (no one is hit).
 Two cars race down a steep winding mountain, one car swerves and runs into a parked car, one tries to push the other off the road, they swerve and nearly fall over the side of the road, pieces of one of the cars begin to fall off and hit the other car, and one car flips off the road and crashes onto the roadway below, as the other car passes and nearly runs into it.
 Two cars race through a construction site: one car swerves and tries to block the other, one runs into equipment, one skids into portable toilets, one drives through a partially built house, one car crashes into a cement pipe (the two people in the car have bloody faces), and the other car flips and rolls over several times (the driver has a bloody face and teeth).
 Two cars race through a parking garage: one crashes into a cement pole, then into a wall, then into a parked car, then it scrapes along a wall and we see it crumpled and with parts dangling off its frame. A young man crashes into things in a dock in a shipyard, in a couple of scenes -- the car is slightly damaged but no one is injured.
 A young woman talks about her mother having died when she was 10. High school students pass through metal detectors and several are wanded by security guards.

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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word, 1 sexual reference, 7 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (trailer trash, fat).

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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol on an airplane, and a man drinks beer. People drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in several club scenes. Many people are shown smoking cigarettes in several scenes, and a woman smokes a cigarette.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Car racing, drifting, cultural differences (Japan vs. U.S.), the Yakuza, organized crime culture, estranged families, death of a parent, juvenile detention halls, running away from trouble, rebellion, taking responsibility for one's actions, trust, character, friendship.
MESSAGE - Running away from trouble will never resolve it.
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