Best lines from Tokyo Drift

For my 145th viewing of Tokyo Drift I thought it would be a good idea write down the best lines from the film.


00:03:10 Cindy, “Nice Ride.” Sean, “It does the job” Cindy, “What job, delivering pizzas?” Sean, “Well, it’s not the ride, it’s the rider.”

00:10:02 Sean, (watching a video of himself jumping his car) “Can I get a copy of that?”

00:19:03 Twinkie, “Japanese food is like the Army. Don’t ask, don’t tell.”

00:24:09 Han, “What’s with you and the schoolgirls, D? You’re moving up in the world. You gotta elevate your company.”

00:25:18 DK, “You know who I am, boy?” Sean, “Yeah. You’re like the Justin Timberlake of Japan, right?”


00:26:39 Sean, “Can he drive?” Twinkie, “Can he drive? You know what DK stands for?” Sean, “Donkey Kong?”

00:37:16 Han, “You’re in the pickup and delivery business now. I might call you once a week or once an hour. I don’t care if you’re sick as a dog or in bed with Beyonce. I call, you show.”

00:40:15 Sean, “You really need to stop following me around.” Neela, “What are you doing here?” Sean, “I thought I’d stop by and ask your boyfriend for some drifting lessons.”

00:41:10 Han, “Why can’t you go find a nice Japanese girl like the rest of the white guys around here?”

00:41:52 Han, “50% of something is better than 100% of nothing.”

00:42:19 Sean, “Why are you letting me race?” Han, “Cause you’re DK’s kryptonite. And you owe me a car.”

00:42:59 Han, “Police cars here are only factory-tuned. You can do better than 180 k, they can’t catch you, so they don’t even try.”

00:46:09 Han, “The red EVO’s yours.” Sean, “What do you mean?” Han, “You’re representing me now. What you think, I’m gonna let you roll in a Hyundai?”

00:47:09 Earl, “My mother, she’s blind in one eye and she can drift better than that.”

00:48:20 Major Boswell, “You know, Sean, the Japanese have a saying. The nail that sticks out gets hammered.”

00:51:07 Earl, “Hey, Han, sort this wanker out.” Twinkie, “Wanker?” Han, “What do I look like, a zebra?”


00:51:19 Sean, “So, how did you end up over here, anyway?” Han, “Well, you know those old Westerns where the cowboys make a run for the border? (Sean nods his head) This is my Mexico.”

00:51:55 Han, “You know, who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are.”

00:52:25 Han, “Life’s simple. You make choices and you don’t look back.”

00:54:11 Han, “There’s no ‘wax on, wax off’ with drifting. Learn by doin’ it.”

00:54:50 Twinkie, “I’m so good, man, I could sell rubbers to a monk.”

00:59:58 Sean, But I realize now, outsider or insider it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is knowing what you really want and going after it.”

01:03:03 Han, “What’d you expect? You didn’t just play with fire, you soaked the matches in gasoline.”

01:05:03 DK, “Difference is I know who I am and where I belong. Do you know who you are? Do you know where you belong?”

01:07:48 Kamata, “There’s an old saying: For the want of a nail… the horseshoe was lost. For the want of a horseshoe, the steed was lost. For the want of a steed… the message was not delivered. For the want of an undelivered massage… the war was lost.”

01:22:20 Kamata, “You think you can walk in here, dump some cash and walk out?”

01:26:10 Twinkie, “DK picked this road for a reason. This is his mountain. He’s the only one to ever make it to the bottom.”


01:35:39 Sean, “Nice ride.” Dom, “I won it from our friend Han, a few years ago.” Sean, “I didn’t know he was into American muscle.” Dom, “He was when he was rolling with me.”

01:36:54 Sean, “You know this ain’t no 10-second race.” Dom, “I got nothing but time. (engines revving) You ready, kid?”

Deleted Scenes

Where’s my fizz?: Twinkie, “Where’s my fizz?”

Wasabi: Sean, (after eating Twinkie’s wasabi) “Raised on habaneros, bro. Radishes ain’t gonna cut it.”

Golf Drift: Earl, “Twinkie, you drive a minivan and you can’t drift. Han, what is this, like the Special Olympics of drifting?”

Happy Birthday to Han: Neela, “There’s no right or wrong in drifting. How you drift is who you are. It’s like fingerprints. Everyone’s different.”

2 thoughts on “Best lines from Tokyo Drift”

  1. You forgot one certain best lines from Golf Drift
    Here’s the line:

    “Reiko! Reiko-chan! That love bug that you drive, it’s only good for one thing and that’s taking the surfboard to the beach.”

    The line was spoken by Earl anyway

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