Shogun

(1980)

Overview

In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of the Portugese. A struggle is in the final stages for who will be the Shogun, the leader who, under the emperor, governs the land. Toranaga sees in Blackthorn things he can use to at least survive the struggle to come, and if both play their hands correctly, become Shogun.

  1. Jerry London

    Director

  2. Eric Bercovici

    Writer

  3. James Clavell

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Chamberlain

    Richard Chamberlain

    Pilot-Major John Blackthorne

  2. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Lord Yoshi Toranaga

  3. Yoko Shimada

    Yoko Shimada

    Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko

  4. Alan Badel

    Alan Badel

    Father Dell'Aqua

  5. Damien Thomas

    Damien Thomas

    Father Alvito

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 8, 1980
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

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