Shogun (1980)
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Set in early 17th-century Japan, shipwrecked English navigator John Blackthorne finds intrigue and culture shock in a feudal society that puts a premium on honor. A rival Lord sentences Blackthorne to death.

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

James Clavell (novel), Eric Bercovici
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Richard Chamberlain ... Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
Toshirô Mifune ... Lord Yoshi Toranaga
Yôko Shimada ... Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko
Furankî Sakai ... Yabu
Alan Badel ... Father Dell'Aqua
Michael Hordern ... Friar Domingo
Damien Thomas ... Father Alvito
John Rhys-Davies ... Vasco Rodrigues
Vladek Sheybal ... Captain Ferriera
George Innes ... Vinck
Leon Lissek ... Father Sebastio
Yûki Meguro ... Omi
Hideo Takamatsu Hideo Takamatsu ... Lord Buntaro
Hiromi Senno Hiromi Senno ... Fujiko
Nobuo Kaneko ... Ishido
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Set in early 17th-century Japan, shipwrecked English navigator John Blackthorne finds intrigue and culture shock in a feudal society that puts a premium on honor. A rival Lord sentences Blackthorne to death.

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15 September 1980 (USA) See more »

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Damien Thomas (Father Alvito) and John Rhys-Davies (Pilot Rodrigues) were also in the mini-series Noble House, another James Clavell adaptation. Rhys-Davies plays Quillian Gornt, owner of a company in Hong Kong whose ship names always use "Pilot." Clavell's historical novels often interwove the same families, centuries apart. See more »

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