Bodyguard, The
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Bodyguard, The

General info
Original title: Yojimbo
Country: Japan
Year: 1961
IMDB Rating: 8.4 31699 votes
Plot: Sanjuro, a wandering samurai enters a rural town in nineteenth century Japan. After learning from the innkeeper that the town is divided between two gangsters, he plays one side off against the other. His efforts are complicated by the arrival of the wily Unosuke, the son of one of the gangsters, who owns a revolver. Unosuke has Sanjuro beaten after he reunites an abducted woman with her husband and son, then massacres his father's opponents. During the slaughter, the samurai escapes with the help of the innkeeper; but while recuperating at a nearby temple, he learns of innkeeper's abduction by Unosuke, and returns to the town to confront him.
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Black and White
Running time: 110

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Persons

Filmmakers

Kurosawa, AkiraKUROSAWA Akira
director/writer
KIKUSHIMA Ryuzo
writer
SATÔ Masaru
composer
Persons

Cast

Mifune, ToshirôMIFUNE Toshirô
as Sanjuro Kuwabatake/The Samurai
Nakadai, TatsuyaNAKADAI Tatsuya
as Unosuke, gunfighter
TSUKASA Yôko
as Nui
Yamada, IsuzuYAMADA Isuzu
as Orin
Katô, DaisukeKATÔ Daisuke
as Inokichi, Ushitora's rotund brother
KAWAZU Seizaburô
as Seibei, brothel operator
Shimura, TakashiSHIMURA Takashi
as Tokuemon, sake brewer
TACHIKAWA Hiroshi
as Yoichiro
NATSUKI Yosuke
as Kohei's Son
TÔNO Eijirô
as Gonji, tavern keeper
Fujiwara, KamatariFUJIWARA Kamatari
as Tazaemon
SAWAMURA Ikio
as Hansuke
Watanabe, AtsushiWATANABE Atsushi
as The Cooper (Coffin-Maker)
Fujita, SusumuFUJITA Susumu
as Homma, instructor who skips town
SAZANKA Kyu
as Ushitora
NISHIMURA Kô
as Kuma
Katô, TakeshiKATÔ Takeshi
as Ronin Kobuhachi
NAKAYA Ichirô
as First Samurai
Sakai, SachioSAKAI Sachio
as First Foot Soldier
TANI Akira
as Kame
RASHOMON Namigoro
as Kannuki the giant
TSUCHIYA Yoshio
as Kohei
SHIMIZU Gen
as Magotaro
SADA Yutaka
as Matsukichi
OTOMO Shin
as Kumosuke
HIROSE Shoichi
as Ushitora Follower
AMAMOTO Eisei
as Yahachi
OKI Shôji
as Sukeju
OHASHI Fuminori
as Second Samurai
YOSEYAMA Hiroshi
as Farmer
OMURA Senkichi
as Traveler
HONMA Fumiko
as Farmer's ex-wife
NISHIO Ryusuke
as Seibei Follower
KUSAKAWA Naoya
as Seibei Follower
KIRINO Nadao
as Seibei Follower
OTOMO Jun
as Seibei Follower
TAKAGI Shinpei
as Ushitora Follower
KUSAMA Akio
as Ushitora Follower
OGAWA Yasuzo
as Ushitora Follower
TAKAGI Hiroshi
as Ushitora Follower
MUKAI Junichirô
as Seibei Follower
KAMAGAYA Fumiyoshi
as Seibei Follower
CHIBA Ichirô
as Second Foot Soldier
SAKAMOTO Haruya
as Ushitora Follower
OGATA Rinsaku
as Seibei Follower
KOGUSHI Fumio
as Ushitora Follower
TERUI Yoko
as Woman at Seibei's house
MINEOKA Hiromi
as Woman at Seibei's house
KAWA Michiko
as Woman at Seibei's house
Kumagaya, TakuzoKUMAGAYA Takuzo
as (as Jirô Kumagai)
FUJIO Jerry
as Roku, samurai whose arm is cut (uncredited)



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