An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

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Farewell to the King (1989)

PG-13

War/Action/Drama · 1h 57m · 3/3/1989

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In the midst of war, one man vanished into the jungle, and emerged as king.

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An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Cine Location Services, David Hannay Productions, Film Plan Financing Number 1

Budget

$20,000,000

Revenue

$2,420,917
Cast
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Nigel Havers

Capt. Fairbourne
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Frank McRae

Sgt. Tenga
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Gerry Lopez

Gwai
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Nick Nolte

Learoyd
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Marilyn Tokuda

Yoo
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Choy Chang Wing

Lian
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Aki Aleong

Col. Mitamura
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Marius Weyers

Sgt. Conklin
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William Wise

Dynamite Dave
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Wayne Pygram

Bren Armstrong
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Richard Morgan

Strech Lewis
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Elan Oberon

Vivienne
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James Fox

Col. Ferguson
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Michael Nissman

Gen. Sutherland
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John Bennett Perry

Gen. MacArthur
Crew
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Basil Poledouris

Music
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Albert S. Ruddy

Producer
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Pierre Schoendoerffer

Writer
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John Milius

Director
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John Milius

Writer
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Andre Morgan

Producer
Disc Releases
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Farewell to the King

(DVD)

6/6/2006

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