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Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated
110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Writers
Akira Kurosawa (story) (screenplay) | Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay)
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Release date
Sep 13, 1961 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Toshirô Mifune
Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai   See fewer
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Tatsuya Nakadai
Unosuke - Gunfighter Unosuke - Gunfighter   See fewer
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Daisuke Katô
Inokichi - Ushitora's Rotund Brother Inokichi - Ushitora's Rotund Brother   See fewer
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Seizaburô Kawazu
Seibê - Brothel Operator Seibê - Brothel Operator   See fewer
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Takashi Shimura
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Hiroshi Tachikawa
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Yôsuke Natsuki
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Eijirô Tôno
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Kamatari Fujiwara
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Ikio Sawamura
Hansuke Hansuke   See fewer
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Atsushi Watanabe
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Susumu Fujita
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Kyû Sazanka
Ushitora Ushitora   See fewer
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Takeshi Katô
Ronin Kobuhachi Ronin Kobuhachi   See fewer
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Ichirô Nakatani
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Sachio Sakai
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Tsunagorô Rashômon
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Gen Shimizu
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Yutaka Sada
Matsukichi Matsukichi   See fewer
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Shin Ôtomo
Kumosuke Kumosuke   See fewer
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Shôichi Hirose
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Hideyo Amamoto
Yahachi Yahachi   See fewer
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Shôji Ôki
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Fuminori Ôhashi
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Senkichi Ômura
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Noriko Honma
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Ryusuke Nishio
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Naoya Kusakawa
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Nadao Kirino
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Jun Ôtomo
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Shinpei Takagi
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Akio Kusama
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Yasuzô Ogawa
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Hiroshi Takagi
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Jun'ichirô Mukai
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Fumiyoshi Kamagaya
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Ichirô Chiba
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Haruya Sakamoto
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Rinsaku Ogata
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Fumio Kogushi
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Yoko Terui
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Hiromi Mineoka
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Michiko Kawa
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Takuzô Kumagai
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Jerry Fujio
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Haruo Nakajima
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8.2 / 10 | 103,491 votes