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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

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Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.



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British and French troops do battle in colonial America, with aid from various native American war parties. The British troops enlist the help of local colonial militia men, who are reluctant to leave their homes undefended. A budding romance between a British officer's daughter and an independent man who was reared as a Mohican complicates things for the British officer, as the adopted Mohican pursues his own agenda despite the wrath of different people on both sides of the conflict. Written by Ed Sutton <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The first American hero.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El último de los mohicanos  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)


$72,455,275 (USA)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The drummer during the march just before the attack by the Huron war party has "Nec Aspera Terrant" embroidered on his hat, which means "Difficulties be damned" (other meanings or translations are often used for this motto, it must be noted.) Sometimes it can mean no fear on earth. See more »


When the troops are leaving the fort there are two big red and white buses as well as a blue and white umbrella on the beach. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: 1757 / The American colonies. / It is the 3rd year of the war between England and France for the possession of the continent. / Three men, the last of a vanishing people, are on the frontier west of the Hudson River.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »


Written and Produced by Ciarán Brennan
Performed by Clannad
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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anyone who didn't like this film doesn't understand art
1 December 2004 | by (naples, florida) – See all my reviews

The most amazing element of this film at is the overwhelming international location from viewer comment response, which means on a human level, this film really hits home, and Michael Mann was obviously swinging for the fences. It is the second widely acclaimed film released--not counting musicals, of course--where the score is as important as the actors, cinematic photography, characters or the story (2001: A Space Odyssey is the first). Set in the West of its historical time period (Hawkeye's isolationist view was that his dad, his bro and he were heading to "kan-tucky" to escape the encroaching modern civilization since you couldn't get any bare bones farther west than that in the human knowledge of the day), this is the first real chase story in literature and Mann makes it so on screen, it starts with them running and finishes with them running; everyone is pursuing something, and few reach their destination without death and violence interrupting their personal chase. The photography belongs in a museum, the music is a symphonic magnet, the acting and sparsely spoken words fit like little pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to create an immaculately magnificent picture. This is right up there with Kubrich's Barry Lyndon as the best film ever photographed for popular release. A solid -10- Must See ...if you watch this, Dances With Wolves, then The Unforgiven and The Wild Bunch, you will have seen a staggering panoramic view of western genre that covers the entire period. As a trivial sidelight, Russell Means(as Chingachkook), who is a true American Indian, and was at the last battle with FBI and government agents at Wounded Knee, once was hired in Ohio during the Bicentennial Celebration, along with Native American buddies of his, to play Indians greeting the Mayflower crew as they landed. As the ship drew close they shot arrows at the landing party and refused to let them ashore (now THAT'S a true revolutionary with the courage and the intelligence to make a point with some great humor--although the folks that hired him in Cleveland weren't laughing much then) so its only appropriate that the moving and eloquent closing speech along the North Carolina skyline at sunset is his.

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