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FULL SYNOPSIS

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, Rovi

  • Release date:September 25, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Larry Kemp Best Sound 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lon Bender Best Sound 1992 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Randy Edelman Best Original Score 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Randy Edelman Best Original Score 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Simon Kaye Best Sound 1992 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Simon Kaye Best Sound 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Wolf Kroeger Best Production Design 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dante Spinotti Best Cinematography 1992 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Dante Spinotti Best Cinematography 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Trevor Jones Best Original Score 1992 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Trevor Jones Best Original Score 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Massey Best Sound 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Doug Hemphill Best Sound 1992 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Doug Hemphill Best Sound 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Elsa Zamparelli Best Costume Design 1992 Nominee

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis
as Hawkeye
Madeleine Stowe
as Cora Munro
Russell Means
as Chingachgook
Eric Schweig
as Uncas
Jodhi May
as Alice Munro
Wes Studi
as Magua
Steven Waddington
as Major Duncan Heyward
Maurice Roeves
as Col. Edmund Munro
Patrice Chéreau
as General Montcalm
Dennis J. Banks
as Ongewasgone
Michael Phillips
as Sachem
Bonnie Timmermann
Benton Jennings
as Scottish Officer
Edward Blatchford
as Jack Winthrop
Terry Kinney
as John Cameron
Tracey Ellis
as Alexandra Cameron
Pete Postlethwaite
as Captain Beams
Colm Meaney
as Major Ambrose
Mac Andrews
as General Webb
Malcolm Storry
as Phelps
David Schofield
as Sergeant Major
Dylan Baker
as Bougainville
Tim Hopper
as Ian
Gregory Zaragoza
as Abenaki Chief
Scott Means
as Abenaki Warrior
Mark Joy
as Henri
Steve Keator
as Colonial Representative
Don Tilley
as 1st Colonial
Jared Harris
as British Lieutenant
Michael McConnell
as Sentry
Alice Papineau
as Huron Woman
Clark Heathcliffe
as Regimental Sergeant Major
Sebastian Roche
as Martin
Joe Finnegan
as 2nd Redcoat
Pete Postlethwaite
as Captain Beams
Joe Finnegan
as 2nd Redcoat
Dylan Baker
as Bougainville
Sebastian Roche
as Martin
Steve Keator
as Colonial Representative
Michael McConnell
as Sentry
Don Tilley
as 1st Colonial
Mark Joy
as Henri
Colm Meaney
as Major Ambrose
Scott Means
as Abenaki Warrior
Tracey Ellis
as Alexandra Cameron
Jared Harris
as British Lieutenant
Alice Papineau
as Huron Woman
Dennis J. Banks
as Ongewasgone
Gregory Zaragoza
as Abenaki Chief
Mac Andrews
as General Webb
Terry Kinney
as John Cameron
Clark Heathcliffe
as Regimental Sergeant Major
Malcolm Storry
as Phelps
Edward Blatchford
as Jack Winthrop
Benton Jennings
as Scottish Officer
Tim Hopper
as Ian
David Schofield
as Sergeant Major
Michael Phillips
as Sachem

Crew

Michael Mann
Director
Michael Mann
Producer
Mark Mann
Producer
Hunt Lowry
Producer
Ned Dowd
Producer
Christopher Crowe
Screenwriter
Michael Mann
Screenwriter
Philip Dunne
Screenwriter
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Douglas Milsome
Cinematographer
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Dov Hoenig
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Editor
Wolf Kroeger
Production Designer
Robert Guerra
Art Director
Richard Holland
Art Director
James G. Robinson
Executive Producer
Jim Erickson
Set Designer
Elsa Zamparelli
Costume Designer
Doug Hemphill
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Kemp
Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Kaye
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Massey
Sound/Sound Designer
Mickey Gilbert
Stunts
Mario Roberts
Stunts
Bonnie Timmermann
Casting
Dale Dye
Technical Advisor
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