DVD 112 mins IMDB 7.6 (19,153 votes)
PG-13
The Last of the Mohicans
20th Century Fox (1992)
In Collection
#54

My Rating:
10

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(2003 )
Drama, Romance, War, Western
USA  /  French

Daniel Day-Lewis Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe
Madeleine Stowe Cora Munro
Russell Means Chingachgook
Eric Schweig Uncas
Jodhi May Alice Munro
Steven Waddington Maj. Duncan Heyward
Wes Studi Magua
Maurice Roëves Col. Edmund Munro
Patrice Chéreau Gen Montcalm
Edward Blatchford Jack Winthrop
Maurice Roeves Col. Edmund Munro
Scott Means Abenaki Warrior
Terry Kinney John Cameron
Tracey Ellis Alexandra Cameron
Justin M. Rice James Cameron
Dennis Banks Ongewasgone
Pete Postlethwaite Capt. Beams

Director Michael Mann
Producer Hunt Lowry; Michael Mann; A. Hunt Lowry
Writer James Fenimore Cooper; John L. Balderston; Christopher Crowe; Michael Mann; Paul Perez; Daniel Moore; Philip Dunne
Cinematography Douglas Milsome; Dante Spinotti
Musician Ciarán Brennan; Randy Edelman; Trevor Jones
User Credit 1 Dov Hoenig; Arthur Schmidt
User Credit 2 Elsa Zamparelli

Director Michael Mann based this lushly romantic version of the James Fenimore Cooper novel more on his memory of the 1936 film version (starring Randolph Scott) than on Cooper's novel (in fact, Philip Dunne's 1936 screenplay is cited as source material for this film). Set in the 1750s during the French and Indian War, the story concerns Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), the European-born adopted son of Mohican scout Chingachgook (Russell Means). Hawkeye and his party, which also includes the Mohican Uncas (Eric Schweig), joins up with a group of Britons who have recently arrived in the Colonies. The group consists of Cora Munro (Madeleine Stowe) and her younger sister, Alice (Jodhi May), who are rescued from a Huron war party by Hawkeye. Hawkeye's band accompanies them to the British Fort William Henry, which is being besieged by a French and Huron force. The fort falls to the French, and Colonel Munro (Maurice Roeves) surrenders to French General Montcalm (Patrice Chéreau). The terms of the surrender are that the British merely abandon the fort and return to their homes. However, the French's bloodthirsty ally, the Huron warrior Magua (Wes Studi), has made no such agreement, and, as the British retreat from the fort, he plans to massacre them in a terrible Huron attack. — Paul Brenner

Edition Details
Barcode 086162128912
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 11/23/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned THX Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 2 The first American hero.
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Notes
Trivia: While filming the canoe scenes, the canoe always tipped. 'Curtis Gaston' , Soldier Number One, recalls having to save the upset Jodhi May from the cold waters. (more)

Goofs: Anachronisms: As the British are leaving Fort William Henry, two buses are visible in the background as the British General rides by. (more)

Quotes:
Cora Munro: What are you looking at, sir?
Hawkeye: I'm looking at you, miss.
(more)

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations (more)