Odd WWII flick about desertion in the South Pacific during the gloomy days of the Allied campaign. Nick Nolte, not my favorite, is a stranded G.I. who because of his blue eyes is saved from certain death by native head hunter tribe.
Is this some kind of a joke?
In the last days of World War II, a British captain is parachuted into Borneo to organize resistance against the Japanese. In order to accomplish his mission, he must deal with an American who has made himself almost a God in the eyes of the local inhabitants.
While a generally well made film, the plot here is a stretch. This deserter marries into this tribe of headhunters after being saved by his new wife. The question is whether he can be happy in "paradise" or return to the world he left.
In the end he sides with his past and the British who seek him out. Depending on your level of movie sophistication, this one may entertain or may not.
Nick Nolte (the King)
Director: John Milius
Producer: Andre Morgan
Screenplay: John Milius
Editor: Anne V. Coates
Art Director: Virginia Bieneman
Set Decorator : Virginia Bieneman
Associate Producer: Charles Hannah
Associate Producer: Gopala Krishnan
Art Director: Bernard Hides
Associate Producer: Ralph Marshall
Production Designer: Gil Parrondo
Composer: Basil Poledouris
Costume Designer: David Rowe
Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara
Producer: Albert S. Ruddy
Choreography: Anne Semler
Cinematographer: Dean Semler
Based on a Work by: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Original Release Date: Jan 1, 1989