The Last of the Mohicans


Genre: Adventure, Romance
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: James Fenimore Cooper (novel), John L. Balderston (adaptation) and Paul Perez (adaptation) and Daniel Moore (adaptation), Philip Dunne (1936 screenplay), Michael Mann (screenplay) and Christopher Crowe (screenplay)
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Jodhi May, Eric Schweig, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roeves

An epic, romantic adventure based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Set in the mountainous frontier wilderness of the colony of New York in 1757, the story follows the life of Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), a colonial trapper reared by the Mohican Indians, through the complex war between the English, French and their respective Indian allies.

Being both warrior and peacemaker, Hawkeye wins the love of the Colonel’s daughter, Cora (Madeleine Stowe). Their relationship serves as a contrast to the waging war and the intermingling alliances that have been made and broken because of the war.

Duncan: “There is a war on. How is it you are headed West?”
Hawkeye: “Well, we kinda face to the North and real sudden-like turn left.”