- Directors: Justin Lin
- Producers: Neal H Moritz
- Writers: Chris Morgan
- Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
- Actors: Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Sung Kang, Sonny Chiba, Brian Tee, Nathalie Kelley
Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), a young Texan with a talent for auto mechanics, has led a life of getting into trouble. His monoparental mother has had to relocate to different cities with him every time his problems at school or with the local authorities escalated enough. One day, he gets into a street race against the school quarterback. Both end up at the police station, injured. The incident almost lands Sean in jail, and his mother, deciding not to deal with moving again, sends him to Tokyo to live with his father, stationed in Japan as a U.S. Naval officer. At private school in Tokyo, Sean meets Twinkie (Bow Wow), a fellow American, who hustles pre-owned goods to their Japanese classmates. Twinkie introduces Sean to the world of drift racing.
Sean soon runs into Takashi (Brian Tee), also known as DK (short for Drift King), and his close friend Han (Sung Kang), who was born and raised in America. Sean is seen by Takashi talking to Neela (Nathalie Kelley), Takashi’s girlfriend, and when Takashi tells him to back down, Sean challenges him to a race using Han’s car. Takashi wins, and Han’s car is ruined, so Han tells Sean that he must work for him to repay the car. Sean soon learns that Han is involved in a business partnership with Takashi.
Later, Sean is the new Drift King and is hanging out in the underground parking lot from earlier in the film with his girlfriend Neela. Twinkie comes up to Sean, saying someone wants to challenge him, which Sean accepts only after finding out the challenger knew Han. The mystery car driver who pulls up is none other than Dominic Toretto (portrayed by Vin Diesel, from the first The Fast and the Furious movie). Toretto and Sean hold a brief conversation, with Toretto saying that Han once rode with him. Neela counts off the race, the cars take off, and the movie ends without disclosing the race results.