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The Last Samurai

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The Last Samurai

Release Date: December 05, 2003

Year    :   2003
Slogan    :   «In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.»
Genres    :   Drama, Action, War, History
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Cruise-Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures
Director    :   Edward Zwick
Producers    :   Tom Cruise, Victoria Thomas, Charles Mulvehill, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Paula Wagner, Scott Kroopf, Tom Engelman, Ted Field, Richard Solomon, Vincent Ward
Writers    :   John Logan, John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
RunTime    :   154 mins.
Budget    :   140000000
Revenue    :   456758981

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.

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