This movie starring Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe and Timothy Spall was filmed at more than 3 locations. Among them Pukekura Park - Cricket grounds in New Plymouth, New Zealand. All filming locations of The Last Samurai from 2003 are listed below.
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
Action, Drama, War
Japan, United States of America, New Zealand
Tom Cruise (Nathan Algren), Ken Watanabe (Moritsugu Katsumoto), Timothy Spall (Simon Graham), Tony Goldwyn (Colonel Bagley), Hiroyuki Sanada (Ujio), Koyuki (Taka), Shin Koyamada (Nobutada) more..., Billy Connolly (Zebulon Gant), Togo Igawa (General Hasegawa), Shichinosuke Nakamura (Emperor Meiji), Masato Harada (Omura), William Atherton (Winchester Rep), Chad Lindberg (Winchester Rep Assistant), Scott Wilson (Ambassador Swanbeck), Ray Godshall Sr. (Convention Hall Attendee), Masashi Odate (Omura's Companion), John Koyama (Omura's Bodyguard), Satoshi Nikaido (N.C.O.), Shintaro Wada (Young Recruit), Shun Sugata (Nakao), Sosuke Ikematsu (Higen), Aoi Minato (Magojiro), Seizô Fukumoto (Silent Samurai), Shoji Yoshihara (Sword Master), Kosaburo Nomura IV (Kyogen Player #1), Takashi Noguchi (Kyogen Player #2), Noguchi Takayuki (Kyogen Player #3), Sven Toorvald (Omura's Secretary), Yuki Matsuzaki (Soldier in Street #1), Mitsuyuki Oishi (Soldier in Street #2), Jiro Wada (Soldier in Street #3), Hiroshi Watanabe (Guard), Yusuke Myochin (Sword Master's Assistant), Hiroaki Amano (Samurai Ensemble), Kenta Daibo (Samurai Ensemble), Koji Fujii (Samurai Ensemble), Makoto Hashiba (Samurai Ensemble), Shimpei Horinouchi (Samurai Ensemble), Takashi Kora (Samurai Ensemble), Shane Kosugi (Samurai Ensemble) and others.
John Logan (Screenplay), Edward Zwick (Screenplay), Marshall Herskovitz (Screenplay), Tom Cruise (Producer), Edward Zwick (Producer), Marshall Herskovitz (Producer), Paula Wagner (Producer) more..., Scott Kroopf (Producer), Tom Engelman (Producer), Hans Zimmer (Original Music Composer), John Toll (Director of Photography), Victor Du Bois (Editor), Ted Field (Executive Producer), Richard Solomon (Executive Producer), Vincent Ward (Executive Producer), Charles Mulvehill (Executive Producer), Lilly Kilvert (Production Design), Victoria Thomas (Casting), Ngila Dickson (Costume Design), Steven Rosenblum (Editor), Nobuyuki Obikane (Stunts), Hiroki Takano (Stunts), John Logan (Story), Ray McIntyre Jr. (Visual Effects Supervisor), Andy Nelson (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Anna Behlmer (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Jeff Wexler (Production Sound Mixer), Gretchen Rau (Set Decoration), Charles Mulvehill (Unit Production Manager), Michael Doven (Associate Producer), Jess Gonchor (Art Direction), Kim Sinclair (Art Direction), Christopher Burian-Mohr (Supervising Art Director), Kathy Lucas (Assistant Set Decoration), Patrick Cassidy (Leadman), Kevin De La Noy (Unit Production Manager), Gunner Ashford (Armorer), Don Coufal (Boom Operator), Philip Thomas (Set Designer), Graham Larson (Associate Producer) and others.
Cruise/Wagner Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Radar Pictures
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Nathan and Katsumoto sit and talk.
Nathan Algren trains the Japanese army.
Nathan Algren enters the temple.