Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Yojimbo was an obvious inspiration for Sergio Leone's classic For a Fistful of Dollars (1964) although it was not credited as the source material for the film. Walter Hill however also remade Yojimbo years later as Last Man Standing (1996) starring Bruce Willis, and credited Kurosawa's film as the original source. All three films follow a very similar plot although each takes place in a far different setting and time in human history.
Traveler: Let me go, father. It's my chance.
When Sanjuro smites his opponent arm off you can see the arm moving under the poncho.
The initial US release ran only 75 minutes, 35 minutes shorter than the original version at 110 minutes.
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