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Tom Cruise stars in this sweeping epic set in Japan during the 1870s as Captain Nathan Algren, a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Japanese warriors, placing him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him as The Last Samurai.

  • 2 hr 34 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.
  • Dec 5, 2003
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Cast & Crew

  • Ken WatanabeActor

  • Tom CruiseActor

  • Timothy SpallActor

  • Tony GoldwynActor

  • Hiroyuki SanadaActor

  • Billy ConnollyActor

  • Edward ZwickDirector

  • Edward ZwickProducer

  • Tom CruiseProducer

  • Tom EngelmanProducer