R | | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
The scene in which Captain Nathan Algren simulates a reload under fire for a Japanese recruit is reminiscent of a similar scene in an earlier Edward Zwick film Glory (1989). Matthew Broderick's character simulated fire by firing an identical sidearm up into the air, as opposed to Nathan ... ...
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 ...
Nathan Algren's pistol switches at various times from being a Colt 1860 with a Mason-Richards cartridge conversion to a Smith & Wesson Schofield. Since he is a recent veteran of the 7th Cavalry, the Schofield is the more likely weapon for him to possess.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is light blue on a solid black background.
Performed by Tokyo Gakuso
Courtesy of Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.
$2,630,243 (Japan) (5 December 2003)
$111,110,575 (USA) (4 April 2004)
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