Seven Samurai

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Seven Samurai

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Seven Samurai

Release Date: April 26, 1954

Year    :   1954
Slogan    :   «The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town»
Genres    :   Action, Drama
Production Companies    :   Toho Company, Ltd.
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Sōjirō Motoki, Teruyo Nogami, Yûji Hamada, Hiroshi Nezu
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
RunTime    :   207 mins.
Budget    :   2000000
Revenue    :   271842

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

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