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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R
116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
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Writers
Takeshi Kitano (screenplay) | Kan Shimozawa (novels)
Producers
Jack Maeby (version: English language) | Masayuki Mori | Tsunehisa Saitô
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$ 61,104
Gross (USA)
$ 853,718
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Release date
Jan 16, 2004 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Takeshi Kitano
Zatôichi / Ichi (as Beat Takeshi) Zatôichi / Ichi (as Beat Takeshi)   See fewer
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Tadanobu Asano
Hattori Genosuke Hattori Genosuke   See fewer
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Michiyo Yasuda
Aunt Oume (as Michiyo Ohkusu) Aunt Oume (as Michiyo Ohkusu)   See fewer
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Taka Guadalcanal
Shinkichi Shinkichi   See fewer
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Daigorô Tachibana
Geisha Seitaro 'Osei' Naruto Geisha Seitaro 'Osei' Naruto   See fewer
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Yûko Daike
Geisha Okinu Naruto Geisha Okinu Naruto   See fewer
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Yui Natsukawa
O-Shino, Hattori's Wife O-Shino, Hattori's Wife   See fewer
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Ittoku Kishibe
Boss Inosuke Ginzo Boss Inosuke Ginzo   See fewer
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Saburô Ishikura
Boss Tashichi Ogi Boss Tashichi Ogi   See fewer
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Akira Emoto
Tavern Owner Pops Tavern Owner Pops   See fewer
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Ben Hiura
Tavern Gramps Tavern Gramps   See fewer
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Kohji Miura
Lord Sakai Lord Sakai   See fewer
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Hideboh
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes) Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)   See fewer
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Ron II
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes) Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)   See fewer
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Suji
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes) Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)   See fewer
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Noriyasu
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes) Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)   See fewer
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Makoto Ashikawa
Carpenter Carpenter   See fewer
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Tsumami Edamame
Carpenter Carpenter   See fewer
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Kosuke Ohta
Carpenter Carpenter   See fewer
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Yoshiyuki Morishita
Carpenter Carpenter   See fewer
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Naomasa Musaka
Yakuza Boss on the Country Road Yakuza Boss on the Country Road   See fewer
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Shôken Kunimoto
Rival Swordsman Rival Swordsman   See fewer
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Daigaku Sekine
Ginzo's Henchman I Ginzo's Henchman I   See fewer
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Koji Koike
Boss Funahachi Boss Funahachi   See fewer
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Kôji Kiryû
Dice Dealer at Funahachi's Joint (as Koji Kiryu) Dice Dealer at Funahachi's Joint (as Koji Kiryu)   See fewer
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Taigi Kobayashi
Funahachi's Bodyguard Funahachi's Bodyguard   See fewer
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Ayano Yoshida
Young O-Kinu Young O-Kinu   See fewer
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Taichi Saotome
Young O-Sei (Seitaro) Young O-Sei (Seitaro)   See fewer
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Kanji Tsuda
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Ikki Goto
Kuchinawa Underling 1 Kuchinawa Underling 1   See fewer
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Yoshio Nakamura
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Hiroaki Noguchi
Kuchinawa Underling 5 Kuchinawa Underling 5   See fewer
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Shinichi Nakatsu
Kuchinawa Underling 2 Kuchinawa Underling 2   See fewer
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Toru Yonezu
Kuchinawa Underling 4 Kuchinawa Underling 4   See fewer
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P. Man
Tavern Customer 4 Tavern Customer 4   See fewer
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Al Kitago
Farmer Boy 1 Farmer Boy 1   See fewer
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Omiya no Matsu
Farmer Boy 2 Farmer Boy 2   See fewer
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Tsutomu Takeshige
Farmer Boy 4 Farmer Boy 4   See fewer
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Gambino Kobayashi
Farmer Boy 5 Farmer Boy 5   See fewer
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Sammy Moremore Jr.
Farmer Boy 6 Farmer Boy 6   See fewer
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Muhômatsu
Farmer Boy with a Spear (as Muhomatsu) Farmer Boy with a Spear (as Muhomatsu)   See fewer
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Isao Ogura
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Yakuza Yakuza   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 43,984 votes