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The Last Samurai Quotes

The Last Samurai is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Last Samurai completed its run in 1970.

It features Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Scott Kroopf, and Tom Engelman as producer, Hans Zimmer in charge of musical score, and John Toll as head of cinematography.

The Last Samurai is recorded in English, and Japanese and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Last Samurai is 154 minutes long. The Last Samurai is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Ken Watanabe as Katsumoto, Tom Cruise as Algren, Nakamura Shichinosuke II as Emperor Meiji, Tony Goldwyn as Colonel Bagley, Billy Connolly as Zebulon Gant, Shin Koyamada as Nobutada, Koyuki as Taka, Masato Harada as Omura, and Shun Sugata as Nakao.

The Last Samurai Quotes

Tony Goldwyn as Colonel Bagley

  • (Tony Goldwyn) "Good God -- Sir, the Imperial Army of Japan demands your surrender. If you and your fellas lay down your arms, you will not be harmed."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "This is not possible, as Mr. Omura knows."
  • (Tony Goldwyn) "Captain Algren. We will show you no quarter. You ride against us, and you're the same as they are."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I'll look for you on the field."
  • (Tony Goldwyn) "Just tell me one thing, what is it about your own people you hate so much?"
  • (Tony Goldwyn) "Son of a bitch thinks he can win."

Tom Cruise as Algren

  • (Tom Cruise) "You want me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos."
  • (Tony Goldwyn) "I'm not asking you to kill anybody."
  • (Tom Cruise) "You want me to kill THE ENEMIES of Jappos, I'll kill THE ENEMIES of Jappos -- Rebs, or Sioux, or Cheyenne -- For 500 bucks a month I'll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I have questions."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Questions come later."
  • (Tom Cruise) "There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men -- a million, you understand this number?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "I understand this number."
  • (Tom Cruise) "My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities."
  • (Tom Cruise) "What else has she told you?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "That you have nightmares."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Every soldier has nightmares."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Only one who is ashamed of what he has done."
  • (Tom Cruise) "You have no idea what I have done."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I know why you don't talk. Because you're angry. You're angry because they make you wear a dress."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I just realized, I've been remiss. Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for protecting me yesterday. That is your job right? Protecting me. Well done 'Bob.' You don't mind if I call you Bob, do you? I knew a Bob once; God, he was ugly as a mule. Are you a ladies man, Bob?"
  • (Higen) "Will you fight the white men, too?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "If they come here, yes."
  • (Higen) "Why?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Because they come to destroy what I have come to love."
  • (Tom Cruise) "They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seem such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word Samurai means, 'to serve', and that Katsumoto believes his rebellion to be in the service of the Emperor."
  • (Tom Cruise) "There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Sergeant Gant, report to the rear and see to the disposition of the supply trains."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Sergeant Gant, did you hear my order?"
  • (Billy Connolly) "I did indeed, sir."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Good, then you will obey it. Now."
  • (Billy Connolly) "No disrespect intended, sir, but shove it up your ass."
  • (Tom Cruise) "What do you want?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "To know my enemy."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I've seen what you do to your enemies."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "The warriors in your country do not kill?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "They don't cut the heads off defeated, kneeling men."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "General Hasegawa asked me to help him end his life. A samurai cannot stand the shame of defeat. I was honored to cut off his head."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I will miss our conversations."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Winter, 1877. What does it mean to be Samurai? To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles. To seek a stillness of your mind. And to master the way of the sword."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I have been hired to suppress the rebellion of yet another tribal leader. Apparently, this is the only job for which I am suited. I am beset by the ironies of my life."
  • (Simon Graham) "You insolent, useless son of a peasant dog. How dare you show your sword in his presence. Do you know who this is?"
  • (Simon Graham) "This is the President of the United States of America. He is here to lead our armies in victorious battle against the rebels."
  • (Guard) "It is not my responsibility --"
  • (Simon Graham) "Now get over there and help those men with their equipment."
  • (Guard) "Carry the equipment."
  • (Tom Cruise) "The President of the United States?"
  • (Simon Graham) "Sorry. I think I'm going to be sick."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I killed her husband?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "It was a good death."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Mr. Graham. Tell this man to fire at me."
  • (Simon Graham) "I beg your pardon?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Tell this man that if he does not shoot me, I will kill him."
  • (Silent Samurai) "Algren-San."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Bob."
  • (Tom Cruise) "What the hell am I doing here?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "In spring the snows will melt and the passes will open. Until that time, you are here."
  • (Tom Cruise) "C'mon, I'll take you home."
  • (Shin Koyamada) "Jolly good."
  • (Tom Cruise) "He fought with the Samurai?"
  • (Simon Graham) "He IS Samurai."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Your highness -- if you believe me to be your enemy, command me, and I will gladly take my life"

Ken Watanabe as Katsumoto

  • (Ken Watanabe) "You believe a man can change his destiny?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Uijo is teaching you the way of the Japanese sword."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Yes indeed."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "I have introduced myself. You have introduced yourself. This is a very good conversation."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Many of our customs seem strange to you. And the same is true of yours. For example, not to introduce yourself is considered extremely rude, even among enemies."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "You do not have to die here."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I should have died so many time before."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Well, they won't surrender."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "If I am no use, I will happily end my life."
  • (Nakamura Shichinosuke II) "No, I need your voice in the Council."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "It is your voice we need, Highness. You are a living god. Do what you think is right."
  • (Nakamura Shichinosuke II) "I am a living god, as long as I do what they think is right."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "What sad words you speak."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "The Emperor could not hear my words. His army will come. For nine hundred years, my ancestors have protected our people. Now -- I have failed them."
  • (Tom Cruise) "So you will take your own life? In shame? Shame for a life of service? Discipline? Compassion?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "The way of the Samurai is not necessary anymore."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Necessary? What could be more necessary?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "I will die by the sword. My own, or my enemy's."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Then let it be your enemy's."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "This is my son's village. We are deep in the mountains, and the winter is coming. You cannot escape."
  • (Shin Koyamada) "Jolly Good."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "You fought against your Red Indians?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Yes."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Tell me of your part in this war."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Why?"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "I wish to learn."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Read a book."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "I would rather have a good conversation."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "Perfect -- They are all -- perfect --"
  • (Ken Watanabe) "What happened to the warriors at Thermopylae?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Dead to the last man."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "When I took this, you were my enemy."
  • (Ken Watanabe) "The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life."

Masato Harada as Omura

  • (Omura's Companion) "He's rude."
  • (Masato Harada) "That's how it is here. A land of cheap traders."

Shin Koyamada as Nobutada

  • (Shin Koyamada) "Father, let me stay. It is my time."
  • (Shin Koyamada) "Please forgive; too many mind."
  • (Tom Cruise) ""Too many mind?""
  • (Shin Koyamada) "Hai, mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind enemy; -too many mind."
  • (Shin Koyamada) "No mind."
  • (Tom Cruise) "No mind."

Nakamura Shichinosuke II as Emperor Meiji

  • (Nakamura Shichinosuke II) "Tell me how he died."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I will tell you how he lived."

Billy Connolly as Zebulon Gant

  • (Billy Connolly) "Right, you little bastards. You will stand up straight or I will personally s*** kick every far eastern buttock that appear before me eyes."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Well done, sergeant."
  • (Billy Connolly) "When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place."

Koyuki as Taka

  • (Koyuki) "Japanese men do not help with this"
  • (Tom Cruise) "I am not Japanese"

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