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    War
  • Rated: MA 15+,14,15 r,R,16,14A,15,13+,B15,SAM 13,-10,K16
  • Director: Ed Zwick, Ray Cannon, Edward Zwick
  • Writer: John Logan, Ed Zwick, Edward Zwick
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The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic historical war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan and Marshall Herskovitz. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, with Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki, and Shin Koyamada in supporting roles. Tom Cruise portrays a formerly retired officer of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. The film's plot was inspired by the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and the westernization of Japan by foreign powers, though in the film the United States is portrayed as the primary force behind the push for westernization. To a lesser extent it is also influenced by the stories of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlier Boshin War and Frederick Townsend Ward, an American mercenary who helped Westernize the Chinese army by forming the Ever Victorious Army. The Last Samurai grossed a total of $456 million at the box office and was well received upon its release, receiving praise for the acting, writing, directing, score, visuals, costumes and messages. It was nominated for several awards, including four Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two National Board of Review Awards.
  • Action
    Adventure
    Drama
    War
  • Rated: MA 15+,14,15 r,R,16,14A,15,13+,B15,SAM 13,-10,K16
  • Director: Ed Zwick, Ray Cannon, Edward Zwick
  • Writer: John Logan, Ed Zwick, Edward Zwick

  • Tom Cruise
    Paul Fung
    Ken Watanabe
    Luke Chan
    Timothy Spall
    David Chow
    Billy Connolly
    Tony Goldwyn
    Henry Sanada
    Hiroyuki Sanada
    Masato Harada
    Koyuki
    William Atherton
    Shun Sugata
    Shin Koyamada

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  • Action
    Adventure
    Drama
    War
  • Rated: MA 15+,14,15 r,R,16,14A,15,13+,B15,SAM 13,-10,K16
  • Director: Ed Zwick, Ray Cannon, Edward Zwick
  • Writer: John Logan, Ed Zwick, Edward Zwick
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The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic historical war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan and Marshall Herskovitz. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, with Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki, and Shin Koyamada in supporting roles. Tom Cruise portrays a formerly retired officer of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. The film's plot was inspired by the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and the westernization of Japan by foreign powers, though in the film the United States is portrayed as the primary force behind the push for westernization. To a lesser extent it is also influenced by the stories of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlier Boshin War and Frederick Townsend Ward, an American mercenary who helped Westernize the Chinese army by forming the Ever Victorious Army. The Last Samurai grossed a total of $456 million at the box office and was well received upon its release, receiving praise for the acting, writing, directing, score, visuals, costumes and messages. It was nominated for several awards, including four Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two National Board of Review Awards.

Starring
  • Tom Cruise
    Paul Fung
    Ken Watanabe
    Luke Chan
    Timothy Spall
    David Chow
    Billy Connolly
    Tony Goldwyn
    Henry Sanada
    Hiroyuki Sanada
    Masato Harada
    Koyuki
    William Atherton
    Shun Sugata
    Shin Koyamada