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Last Samurai, The (2003)  link to Last Samurai, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1511

poster Last Samurai, The

IMDb Rating:
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7.7/10 (372945 votes)

Country: USA, 154 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Action, Drama, War

Director(s): Edward Zwick

Video Codec: Unknown

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when ...



photo Ken Watanabe Ken Watanabe Katsumoto
photo Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Nathan Algren
photo William Atherton William Atherton Winchester Rep
photo Chad Lindberg Chad Lindberg Winchester Rep Assistant
photo Billy Connolly Billy Connolly Zebulon Gant

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1