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Farewell to the King ()


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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... See more »

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Captain Fairbourne
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Tenga
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Gwai
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Learoyd
Marilyn Tokuda ...
Yoo
Chang Wing Choy ...
Lian
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Colonel Mitamura
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Conklin
William Wise ...
Dynamite Dave
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Bren Armstrong
Richard Morgan ...
Strech Lewis
Elan Oberon ...
Vivienne
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Ferguson
Michael Nissman ...
General Sutherland
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General MacArthur

Directed by

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John Milius

Written by

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Pierre Schoendoerffer ... (book)
 
John Milius ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Charles Hannah ... co-producer
Gopala Krishnan ... co-producer
Ralph Marshall ... co-producer
Andre Morgan ... producer (as André Morgan)
Albert S. Ruddy ... producer

Music by

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Basil Poledouris

Cinematography by

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Dean Semler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anne V. Coates
Carroll Timothy O'Meara ... (as C. Timothy O'Meara)

Editorial Department

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David Barrett ... apprentice editor
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Sam Citron ... assistant editor (as Sam B. Citron)
Mark Eggenweiler ... assistant editor
David Jimenez ... assistant editor
Abdul Rahim ... apprentice editor
Richard Ritchie ... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Derek Trigg ... assistant editor
Craig Weintraub ... assistant editor
John W. Wheeler ... supervising editor
Bin Zainal ... apprentice editor
Jeff Chaves ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mike Fenton
Judy Taylor

Production Design by

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Gil Parrondo

Art Direction by

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Bernard Hides

Set Decoration by

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Bernard Hides

Costume Design by

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David Rowe

Makeup Department

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Angela Conte ... assistant makeup artist
Paul Pattison ... hairdresser
José Luis Pérez ... makeup artist (as Jose Perez)
Sivagami Radha ... assistant makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng ... hair stylist: Mr. Nolte
Dona Drury Wee ... assistant makeup artist
Christina Wong ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Dajai Anggie ... unit manager
Colleen Clarke ... production manager
Ho Eek Kee ... location production manager
Robert Malong ... unit manager
Elliot Schick ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Derek Cracknell ... first assistant director
Anwardi Jamil ... third assistant director
Terry Leonard ... second unit director
Julian Wall ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Virginia Bieneman ... set dresser
Tan Hong Choon ... assistant prop maker
Julian Crane ... art department runner
John Daniell ... standby propman
David Duffin ... painter
Alan Fleming ... construction manager
Graeme Galloway ... assistant scenic artist
Edwin L. Garet ... assistant set dresser
Alby Hastings ... assistant prop maker
Petko D. Kadiev ... storyboard artist
Charles Kandasamy ... art department assistant
Sim Hiok Kheng ... construction supervisor
Tan Siaw Ling ... assistant standby props
Ibrahim Mansor ... painter
Leo Augustine Mathew ... assistant set dresser
John Ng ... art department assistant
Ray Pedler ... scenic artist
Djwes Rejop ... assistant standby props
Daniel Rutnam ... assistant props
Goh Tian Tuan ... painter
Walter van Veenendal ... prop maker
Ricky Yap ... art department runner
Tal Wallace ... assistant construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jim Borgardt ... adr editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Marty Church ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Don Connolly ... sound (as Donald Connolly)
Melinda Cooke ... apprentice sound editor
Blake R. Cornett ... assistant sound editor
Carlos Delarios ... effects mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Dino Dimuro ... sound editor (as Dino DiMuro)
Jack Dronsky ... assistant sound editor
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Andy Duncan ... boom operator (as Andrew Duncan)
Dan Engstrom ... assistant sound editor
David Lee Fein ... foley artist
Bruce Foster ... assistant sound editor
Richard Friedman ... supervising adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Mark Gordon ... sound editor
William Hartman ... sound editor
David M. Ice ... sound editor
David Jansen ... assistant sound editor
Roxanne Jones ... sound editor
Michael J. Kohut ... dialogue mixer
Tom C. McCarthy ... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Howard Neiman ... sound editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
Steven Ramirez ... sound editor
John Shouse ... sound editor
Mary Ruth Smith ... sound editor
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor
Don S. Walden ... sound editor (as Dan S. Walden)
David Williams ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Michael Clifford ... special effects technician (as Mike Clifford)
Steve Courtley ... special effects
Patrick Fitzgerald ... special effects assistant
Gene Grigg ... special effects coordinator
John Modder ... special effects assistant
Conrad Rothmann ... special effects (as Conrad Rothman)
Bohdan Wenger ... special effects

Stunts

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Danny Baldwin ... stunts
Kenny Bradshaw ... special water unit stunts
Roger Erickson ... special water unit stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunt double: Nick Nolte
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator
Guy Norris ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Suhaimi Ahmad ... cable man
Dean Bryan ... best boy
Colin Deane ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Edlund ... director of photography: special water unit, Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Tex Foote ... generator operator
Laurie Kirkwood ... first assistant camera: second unit
Wolfgang Knochell ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lee Shui Koon ... electrician
Andrew Lesnie ... director of photography: second unit
Kevan Lind ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Kevin Lind)
Ian McAlpine ... grip
Sean McClory ... clapper loader: "a" camera
Irvine G. McLaughlin ... key grip (as Irvine McLaughlin)
John Morton ... gaffer
Pat Nash ... grip
Roland Neveu ... special photographer
Hoo Ee Oo ... clapper loader: "b" camera
Chua Kay Peng ... electrician
Joshna Puasa ... grip
Danny Ruhlmann ... camera clapper loader: second unit
Dean Semler ... camera operator: "a" camera
Mohan Sethulingam ... electrician
Augustine Syawie ... grip
Muyana Tokona ... grip
Hugh van Es ... still photographer
T. Viswalingam ... grip: second unit

Casting Department

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Mary Atang ... extras casting assistant
Zainuring Mohammad ... extras casting assistant
Albert Ong ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Susan Ch'ng ... wardrobe assistant
Webley Janang ... wardrobe assistant
Marina Jenta ... wardrobe assistant
Surinder Kaur ... wardrobe assistant
Diana Khoo ... seamstress
Heather Laurie ... standby wardrobe
Steward Palok ... wardrobe assistant
Zaiton Sallah ... wardrobe assistant
John Shea ... standby wardrobe
Kerry Thompson ... wardrobe supervisor
Larry Wong ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Peter Chia ... location laison
Edgar Ong ... location liaison
Eddy Rothman ... location manager: special water unit, Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Squiddy Sanchez ... location manager: special water unit, Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Jagish Singh ... location manager
Edgar Ong ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Basil Poledouris ... orchestrator
Steven Scott Smalley ... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson ... music recording engineer
Tom Villano ... music editor
Aaron Rochin ... music mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Rajandran Govindasamy ... transportation captain
Peter Simon ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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David L. Aaron ... title designer
Peter Aston ... model aircraft engineer / model aircraft supervisor
Robert Asun ... advisor: dyak customs
Elizabeth S. Barton ... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)
Harris Bierman ... armorer
Leonard Brady ... assistant to John Milius
Steve Burgess ... model aircraft pilot
Siew Chee Chong ... assistant auditor
James Collinson ... office runner
Adrian Cornelius ... set production assistant
Bill Cross ... assistant to Nick Nolte (as Billy Cross)
Webley Janang David ... office runner
Boniface Dino ... assistant armourer
Sukumaran Gopal ... set production assistant
KPL Hamid ... assistant armourer
Don Henry ... production auditor
Ernest Ho ... caterer
Fumio Kawashima ... advisor: Japanese military
Richard Lee ... set production assistant
Diana Leong ... cine locations secretary
Janet Lim ... set nurse
Bonnie Macker ... assistant to John Milius
Wilfred Gomez Malong ... advisor: dyak customs
Clare McClelland ... Sydney liaison
Anthony Muthu ... security advisor
Adele Nadel ... assistant to Andre Moran & Al Ruddy
Michael Nanyu ... assistant armourer
Sarah Nichols ... assistant accountant (as Sarah Lucraft)
Julie Plummer ... production coordinator
Leo Poxon ... runner: Los Angeles
CFN Samsuddin ... assistant armourer
Anne Semler ... choreographer
Sainuddin Shafiee ... set production assistant
Melissa Smith ... director of operations
Betty Tew ... cine locations secretary
Lawrence Thay ... office runner
Merie Weismiller Wallace ... assistant to Elliot Schick (as Merie Weismiller)
Robert Werden ... unit publicist (as Bob Werden)
Agnes Wong ... set nurse
Cathy Yeap ... assistant auditor

Thanks

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Hui Se'e Nalu ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines In the midst of war, one man vanished into the jungle, and emerged as king. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'adieu au roi (France)
  • Der Dschungelkönig von Borneo (Germany)
  • Adiós al rey (Spain)
  • Farewell to the King - Sie nannten ihn Leroy (West Germany)
  • Pozdrav kralju (Yugoslavia, Croatian title)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The character of Captain Fairbourne (Nigel Havers) is loosely based on Major Tom Harrisson, commander of Semut 1, Z Force. During World War II, Harrisson parachuted into north Borneo and organized the hill tribes to resist the Japanese occupation troops. See more »
Goofs According to Learoyd's story, roughly three years have passed since he arrived among the tribe, but when he introduces his daughter to Sgt. Corbett, she is clearly five or six years old. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dinosaur Island (1994). See more »
Quotes Col. Ferguson: No one moves very far out of line. When you're young you think you're blazing a trail. One day you look down and notice it's a beaten track.
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