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The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 American epic historical drama film set in 1757 during the French and Indian War. It was written and directed by Michael Mann and was based on James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 and George B. Seitz’s 1936 film adaptation, owing more to the film than the novel. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, and Jodhi May, with Russell Means, Wes Studi, Eric Schweig, and Steven Waddington in supporting roles.

The soundtrack features music by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman, and the song “I Will Find You” by Clannad. The main theme of the film is taken from the tune “The Gael” by Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean.

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans — Uncas (Eric Schweig), his father Chingachgook (Russell Means), and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) — live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters (Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May) 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.

Cast:

Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe

Madeleine Stowe as Cora Munro

Russell Means as Chingachgook

Eric Schweig as Uncas

Jodhi May as Alice Munro

Steven Waddington as Maj. Duncan Heyward

Wes Studi as Magua

Maurice Roëves as Col. Edmund Munro

Patrice Chéreau as Gen. Louis-Joseph de Montcalm

Edward Blatchford as Jack Winthrop

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