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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 bec
MPAA Rating R
Release Date 2003-12-05
Runtime 154 minutes
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jenjn shared a tip "my fave <3 great plot, heart-wrenching"
damien_scott shared a tip "One of Cruise’s Best. Great story."
jayne_tardiff shared a tip "Great story..cinematography"
Ziad shared a tip "A great movie in many aspects that I think every fan/enthusiast of the Japanese culture should watch."
janelle_castillo shared a tip "Thank you"
isaiah_1689 shared a tip "One of the best written and acted films in this cross over genre."
albert_lauzon shared a tip "Real good"
bill_schuhlein shared a tip "Hate Tom Cruise, but loved this movie and him in it."