R | | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Tom Cruise spent almost two years in preparation for the film, including swordplay instruction, and Japanese language lessons.
They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. I say, Japan was made by a handful of ...
During the wooden sword fight in the rain, (after Nathan spars with one of the young boys), in the first sequence, the sword is struck from his hand and flies away. As he stands up from the blow without moving to retrieve it, he has it in his hand again.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is light blue on a solid black background.
$2,630,243 (Japan) (5 December 2003)
$111,110,575 (USA) (2 April 2004)
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