Farewell to the King (1989)
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as Capt. Fairbourne
as Sgt. Tenga
as Col. Mitamura
as Sgt. Conklin
as Dynamite Dave
as Bren Armstrong
as Stretch Lewis
as Col. Ferguson
as Gen. Sutherland
as Gen. MacArthur
Critic Reviews for Farewell to the King
some over-the-top histrionics don't keep it from being worth a look
Audience Reviews for Farewell to the King
Less sweeping than the film makers intended.Nolte's good but this film wanted to be epic but came up way short.
This movie wants to be a more violent version of Heart of Darkness, but its more like 'Heart of Darkness' made by dummies.
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. Cast Nick Nolte (the King) Nigel Havers Frank McRae Aki Aleong James Fox Marilyn Tokuda William Wise Crew 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
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