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. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the midst of war, one man vanished into the jungle, and emerged as king.
3 March 1989 (USA)
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After a very bloody battle, Learoyd proclaims he will never raise his hand against another man. The date and time are 6 Aug 1945 8:00 o'clock. This is the approximate time of the Hiroshima bombing. See more
At the part where Learoyd has swam ashore, and Capt. Fairbourne is aboard a nearby ship, each man waving to the other, the sunlight and water/wave conditions are vastly different between the two men's locations, even though they're not separated by much distance: Learoyd stands on the shore before a windy surf which reflects bright sunlight, while not too far away aboard the ship, Capt. Fairbourne is shown surrounded by a calm sea and overcast skies. See more
THE COAST OF BORNEO - April 1942 / Shortly after the fall of the Philippines the Japanese are triumphant in the Pacific