• The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans

Release Date: December 10th, 1992

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 1999

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

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, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roeves

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: Historical drama , Romance , Adventure , War

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions

Keywords: Melodramatic, Forbidden love, Rescue, Quest, Brother, Sister, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The story, the acting, the cinematography are all so potent that they overwhelm us in the best way possible. The violence is brutal and graphic, yet compelling. [23 Sep 1992]

  • 100
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Bold and stirring with impeccable production values, The Last of the Mohicans is a memorable motion picture adventure, and one of the best films of the year. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Michael Mann , directs with his standard prejudice toward the sheer physical. The result, almost musical, has only a couple recent movie precedents. [25 Sep 1992, p.1D]

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Sound
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)