The Last Samurai script
Synopsis: The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic historical war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan and Marshall Herskovitz. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, with Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki, and Shin Koyamada in supporting roles.

GANT:

How're the horses?

ALGREN:

Better than you. Smell better, too.

(looks at him)

Can you hold on, Zeb?

GANT:

(fighting the pain)

I got I choice?

Algren smiles sadly. His mend will die loon without medical

attention.

Algren moves down the line, bullets whizzing overhead. He

kneels beside COLONEL BAGLEY, his commanding officer.

BAGLEY:

(panicking)

We need a flag. Find me a goddamn

white flag!

ALGREN:

What are you talking about?!

BAGLEY:

Surrender, damn it! That's an order!

BACK TO THE CONVENTION HALL:

ALGREN:

No thought of surrender among those

boys. Better to die as God made us,

we thought, as soldiers... So I gave

the order. Mister Bugler, sound mount

up. Mister Bugler, sound prepare

arms. There were only thirty of us,

but we had fire in us yet. I looked

down the hill at the destiny ordained

for us. And gave the order. Mister

Bugler, charge!

The little Union cavalry soldiers begin moving down slots in

the hill.

ON SUTTER'S HILL:

Algren leads a chaotic cavalry charge down the hill toward

the advancing rebel infantry -- artillery explosions --

bullets snapping, trees shattering.

Algren's brother, Davey, rides beside him.

The wounded Sergeant Gant pulls himself up, waves his cap

and yells.

Bagley remains cowering behind the stone wall.

BACK TO THE CONVENTION HALL:

ALGREN:

And straight into them we went...

ON SUTTER'S HILL:

Carnage. Union and Confederate soldiers slam together,

falling, drowning in mud and blood, stepped on by panicked

horses.

Algren wields his saber in one hand and his revolver in the

other, serving death on all sides.

A soldier riding next to Davey is shot. A horse falls into a

shellhole.

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John Logan

John David Logan (born September 24, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer. more…

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