The Last Samurai  



In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.

The Last Samurai (2003)

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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.

Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz.

Release Date: 2003-12-05
Status: Released
Run time: 154 min / 2:34
Budget: $140,000,000
Revenue: $456,758,981
Production Companies : Cruise/Wagner Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures, Radar Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions
Production Countries: Japan, United States of America, New Zealand
Release Date: 2003-12-05
Status: Released
Run time: 154 min / 2:34
Budget: $140,000,000
Revenue: $456,758,981

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Casts

Tom Cruise
as Captain Nathan Algren
Ken Watanabe
as Katsumoto
William Atherton
as Winchester Rep
Chad Lindberg
as Winchester Rep Assistant
Billy Connolly
as Zebulon Gant
Tony Goldwyn
as Colonel Bagley
Shichinosuke Nakamura
as Emperor Meiji
Koyuki
as Taka
Timothy Spall
as Simon Graham
Togo Igawa
as General Hasegawa
Scott Wilson
as Ambassador Swanbeck
Shun Sugata
as Nakao
Shin Koyamada
as Nobutada
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Ujio
Masato Harada
as Omura
Masashi Odate
as Omura's Companion
John Koyama
as Omura's Bodyguard
Satoshi Nikaido
as N.C.O.
Shintaro Wada
as Young Recruit
Sosuke Ikematsu
as Higen
Aoi Minato
as Magojiro
Shoji Yoshihara
as Sword Master
Seizô Fukumoto
as Silent Samurai
Ray Godshall Sr.
as Convention Hall Attendee
Kosaburo Nomura IV
as Kyogen Player #1
Takashi Noguchi
as Kyogen Player #2
Noguchi Takayuki
as Kyogen Player #3
Sven Toorvald
as Omura's Secretary
Yuki Matsuzaki
as Soldier in Street #1
Mitsuyuki Oishi
as Soldier in Street #2
Jiro Wada
as Soldier in Street #3
Hiroshi Watanabe
as Guard
Yusuke Myochin
as Sword Master's Assistant
Hiroaki Amano
as Samurai Ensemble
Kenta Daibo
as Samurai Ensemble
Koji Fujii
as Samurai Ensemble
Makoto Hashiba
as Samurai Ensemble
Shimpei Horinouchi
as Samurai Ensemble
Takashi Kora
as Samurai Ensemble
Shane Kosugi
as Samurai Ensemble
Takeshi Maya
as Samurai Ensemble
Seiji Morita
as Samurai Ensemble
Lee Murayama
as Samurai Ensemble
Takeru Shimizu
as Samurai Ensemble
Shinji Suzuki
as Samurai Ensemble
Hisao Takeda
as Samurai Ensemble
Ryoichiro Yonekura
as Samurai Ensemble

Crew

Directing Edward Zwick Director
Writing John Logan Screenplay
Writing Edward Zwick Screenplay
Writing Marshall Herskovitz Screenplay
Production Tom Cruise Producer
Production Edward Zwick Producer
Production Marshall Herskovitz Producer
Production Paula Wagner Producer
Production Scott Kroopf Producer
Production Tom Engelman Producer
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Camera John Toll Director of Photography
Editing Victor Du Bois Editor
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Production Richard Solomon Executive Producer
Production Vincent Ward Executive Producer
Production Charles Mulvehill Executive Producer
Art Lilly Kilvert Production Design
Production Victoria Thomas Casting
Costume & Make-Up Ngila Dickson Costume Design
Editing Steven Rosenblum Editor

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