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The Last Samurai (2003)

R 12/05/2003 (US) DramaActionWarHistory 2h 34m

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. Ken Watanabe

    Ken Watanabe


  2. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    Nathan Algren

  3. William Atherton

    William Atherton

    Winchester Rep

  4. Chad Lindberg

    Chad Lindberg

    Winchester Rep Assistant

  5. Ray Godshall Sr.

    Convention Hall Attendee

  6. Billy Connolly

    Billy Connolly

    Zebulon Gant

  7. Tony Goldwyn

    Tony Goldwyn

    Colonel Bagley

  8. Masato Harada

    Masato Harada


  9. Masashi Odate

    Masashi Odate

    Omura's Companion

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