The Last Samurai (1990)





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A hard-drinking Vietnam veteran pilot (Lance Henriksen) is hired by a rich Japanese businessman, whose ancestors were samurai warriors, to fly him and his group to Africa. There they are captured by a cultured, Western-educated tribal leader who discusses philosophy with them while his rebel armies rob and massacre the local populace. The pilot manages to escape to the desert and starts to formulate a plan to rescue his employers.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Lance Henriksen
as Johnny Congo
John Saxon
as Haroun Al-Hakim
James Ryan
as Miyagawa
John Fujioka
as Yasujiro Endo
Duncan Regehr
as Bill Armstrong
James Ryan
as Miyagawa
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Critic Reviews for The Last Samurai

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February 17, 2007
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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July 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Last Samurai

Never have I yelled t the screen more than during this movie. Amazing from start to finish. Tom Cruise did a great job in a role that pretty much anyone could have done and he made it his own.

Jacob McClenahan
Jacob McClenahan

This is an excellent movie. The Samurai were a group of warriors who would give their lives to protect the Emporor of Japan, down to the last man. An American soldier, played by Tom Cruise, becomes one of these heros and was the sole survivor of a battle.

Jim C
Jim C

The Last Samurai can't hold a candle to "When the Last Sword iis Drawn". this is a Japanese film on the same era, and you'll notice Tom Cruise is no where to be found.

Bruce B
Bruce B

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