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Heihachi Hayashida (Character)
from Seven Samurai (1954)

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Seven Samurai -- One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.

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The third or fourth samurai to be hired, Heihachi is a bit of a clown and a joker... See more »
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  1. "Samurai 7"
    ... aka "Akira Kurosawa's: Samurai 7" - USA (video title)
        - Ueru! (2004) TV episode, Played by Greg Ayres
        - Ochiru! (2004) TV episode, Played by Greg Ayres
        - Usotsuki! (2004) TV episode, Played by Greg Ayres
        - Chigiru! (2004) TV episode, Played by Greg Ayres
        - Hippataku! (2004) TV episode, Played by Greg Ayres
          (17 more)

  2. Seven Samurai (1954) Played by Minoru Chiaki (as Heihachi)
    ... aka "Shichinin no samurai" - Japan (original title)

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From Seven Samurai (1954)
Heihachi Hayashida: Haven't you ever seen anyone cut firewood before?
Gorobei Katayama: You seem to enjoy it.
Heihachi Hayashida: That's just the way I am. Yah!
[he chops another log]
Gorobei Katayama: You're good!
Heihachi Hayashida: Not really. It's a lot harder than killing enemies. Yah!
[he splits another log]
Gorobei Katayama: Have you killed many?
Heihachi Hayashida: Since it's impossible to kill them all - yah!
[he splits another log]
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