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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.
Jan 09, 2003 2h 34m
7.5
5287 votes

Synopsis

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Title The Last Samurai
Companies Warner Bros. Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Cruise-Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures
Countries Japan, United States of America, New Zealand
Keywords japan, loss of loved one, war crimes, sense of guilt, swordplay, general, samurai, war veteran, katana, sword, arms deal, homeland, emperor, language barrier, self-discovery, mountain village, foreign legion, mercenary, campaign, commercial agreement, insurgence, leader, war strategy, gettysburg, slaughter, soldier, period drama, alcoholic, u.s. soldier, historically inaccurate, japanese army, warrior, 19th century, war trauma
Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Nathan Algren
Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall

Simon Graham
Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn

Colonel Bagley
Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

Zebulon Gant
Togo Igawa

Togo Igawa

General Hasegawa
William Atherton

William Atherton

Winchester Rep
Chad Lindberg

Chad Lindberg

Winchester Rep Assistant
Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Ambassador Swanbeck
Ray Godshall Sr.

Ray Godshall Sr.

Convention Hall Attendee
Masashi Odate

Masashi Odate

Omura's Companion
John Koyama

John Koyama

Omura's Bodyguard
Shintaro Wada

Shintaro Wada

Young Recruit
Seizô Fukumoto

Seizô Fukumoto

Silent Samurai
Shoji Yoshihara

Shoji Yoshihara

Sword Master
Kosaburo Nomura IV

Kosaburo Nomura IV

Kyogen Player #1
Takashi Noguchi

Takashi Noguchi

Kyogen Player #2
Noguchi Takayuki

Noguchi Takayuki

Kyogen Player #3
Sven Toorvald

Sven Toorvald

Omura's Secretary
Yuki Matsuzaki

Yuki Matsuzaki

Soldier in Street #1
Mitsuyuki Oishi

Mitsuyuki Oishi

Soldier in Street #2
Jiro Wada

Jiro Wada

Soldier in Street #3
Yusuke Myochin

Yusuke Myochin

Sword Master's Assistant
Hiroaki Amano

Hiroaki Amano

Samurai Ensemble
Kenta Daibo

Kenta Daibo

Samurai Ensemble
Koji Fujii

Koji Fujii

Samurai Ensemble
Makoto Hashiba

Makoto Hashiba

Samurai Ensemble
Shimpei Horinouchi

Shimpei Horinouchi

Samurai Ensemble
Takashi Kora

Takashi Kora

Samurai Ensemble
Shane Kosugi

Shane Kosugi

Samurai Ensemble
Takeshi Maya

Takeshi Maya

Samurai Ensemble
Seiji Morita

Seiji Morita

Samurai Ensemble
Lee Murayama

Lee Murayama

Samurai Ensemble
Takeru Shimizu

Takeru Shimizu

Samurai Ensemble
Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

Samurai Ensemble
Hisao Takeda

Hisao Takeda

Samurai Ensemble
Ryoichiro Yonekura

Ryoichiro Yonekura

Samurai Ensemble
Ryoichi Noguchi

Ryoichi Noguchi

Samurai Ensemble