The Last Samurai
An American disenchanted by war finds peace amongst the Samurai.
Production Year: 2003
April 16, 2016 13:00 (KSA) ~ April 16, 2016 12:00 (CLT)
Tom Cruise portrays Captain Nathan Algren, a veteran of the Civil War and Indian Wars who remains traumatized by the horror he witnessed. Algren drowns his guilt in alcohol, a habit that interferes with his current job demonstrating firearms at gun shows.
Without money, Nathan has no other choice but to accept an offer from Colonel Bagley (Tony Goldwyn), his former commanding officer, to travel to Japan and assist in its Westernization efforts. Yet the Captain feels ambiguous about the mission, and when he is captured by his samurai opponents their code of honor causes Algren to switch sides.
The Last Samurai was a blockbuster, garnering $456 million at the box office after its $140 million budget. It was nominated for 4 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, an MTV Movie Award, and a Teen Choice Award.
- Tom Cruise
- Ken Watanabe
- Tony Goldwyn
- Timothy Spall
- Hiroyuki Sanada
- Billy Connolly
- Shichinosuke Nakamura