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Farewell to the King
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|Farewell to the King|
DVD release cover
|Directed by||John Milius|
|Produced by||Andre Morgan|
|Written by||John Milius (screenplay)|
Based on the bookL'Adieu au Roi by Pierre Schoendoerffer
|Music by||Basil Poledouris|
|Editing by||Anne V. Coates|
Carroll Timothy O'Meara
|Distributed by||Orion Pictures|
|Release dates||March 3, 1988|
|Running time||115 minutes|
Farewell to the King is a 1988 film written and directed by John Milius. It stars Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, and Gerry Lopez and is based on the 1969 novelL'Adieu au Roi by Pierre Schoendoerffer. Longtime Milius collaborator Basil Poledouris composed the musical score.
During World War II, American deserter Learoyd escapes a Japanese firing squad. Hiding himself in the wilds of Borneo, Learoyd is adopted by a head-hunting tribe of Dayaks, who consider him "divine" because of his blue eyes. Before long, Learoyd is the reigning king of the Dayaks. When British soldiers approach him to rejoin the war against the Japanese, Learoyd resists. When his own tribe is threatened by the invaders, however, the "king" deigns to fight for their rights.