Overview

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. Marshall Herskovitz

    Screenplay

  3. John Logan

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    Captain Nathan Algren

  2. Ken Watanabe

    Ken Watanabe

    Katsumoto

  3. William Atherton

    William Atherton

    Winchester Rep

  4. Chad Lindberg

    Chad Lindberg

    Winchester Rep Assistant

  5. Billy Connolly

    Billy Connolly

    Zebulon Gant

Full Cast & Crew

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 5, 2003
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 34m

Budget $140,000,000.00

Revenue $456,758,981.00

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