Farewell to the King

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Farewell to the King

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Farewell to the King

Release Date: March 03, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «In the midst of war, one man vanished into the jungle, and emerged as king.»
Genres    :   War, Adventure
Production Companies    :   Orion Pictures, Cine Location Services, David Hannay Productions, Film Plan Financing Number 1, Ruddy Morgan Productions, Southeast Asia Film Location Services Sdn. Bhd.
Director    :   John Milius
Producers    :   
Writers    :   John Milius, Pierre Schoendoerffer
RunTime    :   117 mins.
Budget    :   16000000
Revenue    :   2420917

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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