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154 min.
Rated: 16 Movie-rating:: 8 of 10
Genres: Action, Drama, History, War,
Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: John Logan
Edward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
Music: Hans Zimmer
Cast: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Koyuki, Timothy Spall, Togo Igawa, Scott Wilson, Shun Sugata, Shin Koyamada, Hiroyuki Sanada,
Keywords: mercenary, samurai, japan, emperor, sword, katana, honor,

Story:Nathan Algren is an American captain hired to instruct the Japanese army in modern warfare. Algren finds himself learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai-way in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become a samurai himself and to fight for their right to exist.


Awards:Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Supporting Role (2004) - Ken Watanabe
Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction Set Decoration (2004)
Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design (2004) - Ngila Dickson
Oscar nomination for Best Sound Mixing (2004)
Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance (2004) - Tom Cruise
Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance Support (2004) - Ken Watanabe
Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score (2004) - Hans zimmer
Production Companies:Bedford Falls Productions
Cruise-Wagner Productions
Radar Pictures Inc.
Budget:140 Mio. USD
Box Office Gross:456.758981 Mio. USD
Box Office Weekend:24.271354 Mio. USD
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