Farewell to the King

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Farewell to the King ★★½ 1989 (PG-13)

During WWII, a shipwrecked American deserter becomes the chief of a tribe of Borneo headhunters until his jungle kingdom is caught between the forces of the U.S. and Japanese. With the help of a British officer he helps them defend themselves when the Japanese invade. An oldfashioned war epic with a beautiful location and solid if uninspiredperformances by the leads. Based on Pierre Schoendoerffer's novel “L'Adieu Au Roi.” 114m/C VHS, DVD . Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Marius Weyers, Frank McRae, Marilyn Tokuda, Elan Oberon, William Wise, James Fox, Aki Aleong; D: John Milius; W: John Milius; C: Dean Semler; M: Basil Poledouris.