[Info.] Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai

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    Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai

    Set in Japan during the 1870s, The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him. -- © Warners Bros.

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    Cast: Tom Cruise (Captain Woodrow Algren), Ken Watanabe (Katsumoto), Billy Connolly (Sgt. Zebulah Gant), Tony Goldwyn (Col. Benjamin Bagley), Timothy Spall (Simon Graham), William Atherton, Seizo Fukomoto (The Silent Samurai), Masato Harada (Ohmura), Togo Igawa (Hasegawa), Sosuke Ikematsu, Shin Koyamada (Yoritomo), John Koyama (Omura's Bodyguard), Koyuki (Taka), Aoi Minato, Shichinosuke Nakamura (The Emperor), Hiroyuki Sanada (Uijo), Shun Sugata (Nakao), Scott Wilson

    Cast Notes: (2/26/03) One of Tom Cruise's costars in this movie is Togo Igawa, who previously worked with the star in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, in which he played one of the two nearly naked Japanese businessmen caught frolicking with the underwear-clad teenager played by Leelee Sobieski.

    Swordwork Note: (7/20/02) Tom Cruise is being trained in Japanese-style sword work for the film by "sword master" Nick Powell, who also trained Russell Crowe for Gladiator, the cast of The Mummy and Mel Gibson in Braveheart.

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    Greg's Preview Thoughts:

    5/18/03 - The teaser trailer is now in theaters and online over at Apple.com, and I think it does a great job of introducing the movie, even if it's a little vague (as a teaser can be) about why exactly Tom Cruise is fighting in Japan, etc. One thing the teaser *does* accomplish, I think, is that it clearly shows the difference between the Samurai warriors and the black-uniformed soldiers who look like they're from 100 years in the future (in comparison). That juxtaposition most likely helps make the film seem as sad as it is probably intended.

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    Dzuyen, Sep 15, 2003
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    Yes, you've 'informed' the newsgroup of this three times in three
    hours; the same number of times that a commercial site is mentioned per
    post. Is this supposed to be 'stealth-spam'?

    trout, Sep 15, 2003
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