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Lt. Yoshiaki Iba (as Sonny Chiba)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Etô ...
Nobuhiko Ken
Moeko Ezawa ...
Widow Yui
Ryô Hayami ...
Kazumichi Morishita
Noriko Honma ...
Old Woman
Koji Iizuka ...
Shokichi
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Toshitaka Itô ...
Seaman Harumi Takashima
Haruki Kadokawa ...
Takuzô Kadono ...
Seaman Toshishige Suga
Hiroshi Kamayatsu ...
Mokichi Nemoto
Gorô Kataoka ...
Tategawa Katsuzo
Hiroshi Katsuno ...
Track Coach
Tadashi Katô ...
Sgt. Hideo Shimizu
Kenzô Kawarasaki ...
Koji Kano
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the supreme Shogun. The squad leader, Lt. Iba, sees this as the perfect opportunity to realize his dream of becoming the ruler of Japan. To achieve this, he teams his troops up with those of Kagatori, a samurai daimyo who also aspires to become Shogun. Are either of these power-hungry warriors to be trusted? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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the samurai genre meets time travel and modern weapons

GI SAMURAI is a film revolving around a platoon of japanese soldiers on manuvers with a helicopter, jeeps, and a tank who get time warped to the past during the fuedal era of the samurai. This film mixes the samurai martial arts genre with a tale of modern weapons against waves of 1000's japanese samurai on horses and on foot. A fantasy film that was fun to watch. The modern japanese troops end up battling for their lives in the past of japan. One of SONNY CHIBA's better films after the popular STREET FIGHTER series.


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