Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Last of the Mohicans
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roëves, Patrice Chéreau

This captivating and visually superb romantic action drama is set in 1757. Hawkeye, an adopted Mohican, falls in love with Colonel Munro's daughter and attempts to keep her safe, while the French and English armies are at war and a group of Huron warriors are out for blood. Daniel Day-Lewis gives a commanding lead performance in a rare action hero role. The action set pieces are terrific and set against fabulous locations and a first-rate soundtrack by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman. Michael Mann and Christopher Crowe adapted James Fenimore Cooper's novel.