Farewell to the King (1989)

PG-13 03/03/1989 (US) WarAdventure 1h 57m
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In the midst of war, one man vanished into the jungle, and emerged as king.


An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

  1. John Milius

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Pierre Schoendoerffer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Nigel Havers

    Nigel Havers

    Capt. Fairbourne

  2. Frank McRae

    Frank McRae

    Sgt. Tenga

  3. Gerry Lopez

    Gerry Lopez


  4. Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte


  5. Marilyn Tokuda

    Marilyn Tokuda


  6. Choy Chang Wing


  7. Aki Aleong

    Aki Aleong

    Col. Mitamura

  8. Marius Weyers

    Marius Weyers

    Sgt. Conklin

  9. William Wise

    Dynamite Dave

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Farewell to the King
Farewell to the King

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $16,000,000.00

Revenue $2,420,917.00


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