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
Madeleine StoweCora Munro
Jodhi MayAlice Munro
Steven WaddingtonMajor Duncan Heyward
Maurice RoevesCol. Edmund Munro
Dennis J. BanksOngewasgone
William J. Bozic, Jr.French Artillery Officer
Benton JenningsScottish Officer
Edward BlatchfordJack Winthrop
Terry KinneyJohn Cameron
Tracey EllisAlexandra Cameron
Justin M. RiceJames Cameron
Pete PostlethwaiteCaptain Beams
Colm MeaneyMajor Ambrose
Mac AndrewsGeneral Webb
David SchofieldSergeant Major
Eric D. SandgrenCoureuu de Bois
Gregory ZaragozaAbenaki Chief
Scott MeansAbenaki Warrior
Patrick FitzgeraldWebb's Adjutant
Steve KeatorColonial Representative
Don Tilley1st Colonial
Thomas E. Cummings2nd Colonial
David Mark FarrowGuard
Ethan James FugateFrench Sappeur
Eric A. Hurley2nd Soldier
Jared HarrisBritish Lieutenant
Thomas John McGowanRich Merchant
Alice PapineauHuron Woman
Mark J. MaracleSharitarish
Clark HeathcliffeRegimental Sergeant Major
Joe Finnegan2nd Redcoat
Sheila Adams BarnhillHumming Woman
Randy EdelmanComposer (Music Score)
Trevor JonesComposer (Music Score)
Wolf KroegerProduction Designer
Richard HollandArt Director
Robert GuerraArt Director
James G. RobinsonExecutive Producer
Jim EricksonSet Designer
Elsa ZamparelliCostume Designer
Doug HemphillSound/Sound Designer
Paul MasseySound/Sound Designer
Simon KayeSound/Sound Designer
Dale DyeTechnical Advisor
Action and Adventure,Adventure
Costume Adventure,Romantic Adventure
The Last of the Mohicans
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
Michael Mann has directed, in my opinion, one of the great pieces of early American literature and turned it into a very believable and exciting film, staring Daniel Day Lewis, and supported by an excellent cast of Native Americans and characters from the original JF Cooper story.
Everything about this film is first class, including the performance of Wes Studi as the twisted Magua, and Steven Waddington as the British major who damages his own honor for love, only to have it restored in the end at the greatest of costs.
The scenery in this movie is exquisite, i think having been filmed in the Hudson River valley, where I believe is the setting for Coopers book.
if you like American history, and a great story, you need to watch this movie. Last but not least, the Musical score is the icing on the cake as the music is so well matched to the era, that it makes you fell as though your watching an event as it happens over 250 years ago.
It is, in my opinion, one of the best movies ever made.
Great movie in Blu- Ray from a few years back with an inspiring sound track. There will never be another Hawkeye like Daniel Day Lewis. Great cast: Madeleine Stowe, Johdi May & Wes Studi whom I like a lot more today than I did in this movie. Russel Means, whom disliked in real world as an Indian activist, did a great job as the last of the Mohicans & who could not like his son Uncas (Eric Schweig). Buy it.
Mann pays tribute to the 1936 version, which he is admittedly a fan of, and uses the script of as a template. In doing so, he's made one of the all-time great adventure films, with outstanding cinematography (It won the BATFA.), and terrific performances. Its score is legendary, and inspires the viewer.
It's a love story, a tale of heroism, and an exciting adventure film. Not to be missed, and this version is never going to be topped.
I wish there was a 4K version of this great movie
Great movie good price good experience as usual looking forward to making my next purchase I just wished I could GET my hands on the PS5 HAVING HARD TIME GETTING MY HANDS ON ONE WOULD BE VERY HAPPY IF POSSIBLE.
Amazing Product! Definitely worth the buy and highly recommend it!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Native American movies are my top 100
The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans -- his father Chingachgook and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War.