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The Last of the Mohicans

  • Drama
  • 1992
  • Michael Mann
  • 107 mins
  • 12

Summary

Period adventure inspired by James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. Hawkeye and Uncas are the sons of Chingachgook. They fight as mercenaries in the power struggle between the French and British in the New World, but suddenly find themselves involved in bitter intrigue and betrayal, where far more than land is at stake.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This exciting mix of high adventure, romance and history lesson is wonderfully presented in a colossal, glossy package. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Hawkeye, the frontiersman raised by Mohicans who gets caught between two cultures when he falls for Cora (Madeleine Stowe), a British army officer's daughter. In the ensuing and, it must be said, often confusing bloody battles involving the French, the British and the native Americans (the scalpings, by the way, are very realistic), he refuses to give up his adopted tribe's cause, or his love. Directed by Michael Mann, this is one of the few war movies that has proved more popular with women than men. It's an admirable effort, but Mann should also have paid more attention to his dialogue, which often sounds too contemporary for the 1750s. However, the well-staged action sequences and his grandiose sense of scale combine to produce an epic that harks back to the good old-fashioned adventure films of Hollywood's heyday.

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Credits

Cast

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HawkeyeDaniel Day-Lewis
Cora MunroMadeleine Stowe
ChingachgookRussell Means
UncasEric Schweig
Alice MunroJodhi May
Major Duncan HeywardSteven Waddington
MaguaWes Studi
Colonel Edmund MunroMaurice Roëves
General MontcalmPatrice Chéreau
John CameronTerry Kinney
Captain BeamsPete Postlethwaite
Major AmbroseColm Meaney
Sergeant MajorDavid Schofield
BougainvilleDylan Baker
British lieutenantJared Harris

Crew

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DirectorMichael Mann

Details

Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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