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The Last Samurai (2003)

R 2003-12-05 (US) DramaActionWar 2h 34m
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In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.


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.

  1. Edward Zwick

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Logan

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Marshall Herskovitz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    Nathan Algren

  2. Ken Watanabe

    Ken Watanabe

    Moritsugu Katsumoto

  3. Timothy Spall

    Timothy Spall

    Simon Graham

  4. Tony Goldwyn

    Tony Goldwyn

    Col. Benjamin Bagley

  5. Hiroyuki Sanada

    Hiroyuki Sanada


  6. Koyuki



  7. Shin Koyamada

    Shin Koyamada


  8. Billy Connolly

    Billy Connolly

    Zebulon Gant

  9. Togo Igawa

    Togo Igawa

    General Hasegawa

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