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Heaven and Earth (1990)
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Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Takaaki Enoki ...
Kagetora
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Atsuko Asano ...
Nami
Naomi Zaizen ...
Yae
Hironobu Nomura ...
Taro Yoshinobu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John G. Andrews ...
Warrior
Masatô Ibu ...
Akida
Morio Kazama ...
Imperial Messenger
...
Maid-In-Waiting
Hideo Murota ...
Obu
...
Hiroyuki Okita ...
Kosaka Danjo
Tsunehiko Watase ...
Usami
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Narrator (English version) (voice)
Takeshi Ôbayashi
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Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive battles of cavalry and infantry. Younger and less brutal, Kagetora must find the strength to be as brutal as his opponent, but at what cost? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$307,775 (USA)
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Trivia

The ministry of transportation would not permit all the crew and extra buses (115 in total) on the freeway heading to the location each morning, fearing major gridlock on the Trans-Canada Highway, so each bus was strategically dispatched from several key points in the host city of Calgary every 90 seconds. This avoided traffic jams. See more »

Goofs

There was a time in Japan when only Samurai were permitted to carry weapons. This movie may have fallen into that period. See more »

Quotes

Kagetora: Is everyone's future preordained?
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Canadian Samurai??????
19 October 2003 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

Having just watched this movie on a whim I was quite impressed with the scope and choreography it must have taken to organize the battle scenes, which are of course tremendously filmed. I am however a prototypical american, and it's nice to see a little blood in battle scenes. I was often thinking while watching about the battle scenes in Braveheart. I wouldn't say that need necessarily be that bloody, but a war without blood seems to miss the point of war. Nothing in this movie looked painful. War just looked like a game of people riding horses in different directions.

I found the non battle scenes in the movie to be a nice balance though the charecters could have been worked on.....why are Kagetora and Nami in love???? What reason? Because she's there?

If this review is coming off negative then I'm not making myself clear. I did enjoy the film and have very little knowlege of 17th century Japan so as not to know of any historical flaws. I find it a bit amusing that it was filmed in Canada....donuts anyone, eh? But all in all pretty much any movie is cool if it has one samurai. When you have five or six hundred you're in for a good movie. I'd recommend this to people who hate black and white too much to sit through the three and a half hours of the Seven Samurai. 8/10


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