The Last Samurai Poster

Release Date: December 5th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

R|2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masato Harada, Koyuki

Director: Edward Zwick

Genres: War, Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Cruise-Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Soldier, Emotional, Sacrifice, Rivalry

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