The Last of the Mohicans script
Synopsis: 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.

WIDE:

three men approach the fallen elk and each other. We realize

they're hunting together. Hawkeye steps aside for

Chingachgook. His massive war club is flat and angles to one

side with a stabbing blade. Hawkeye is stepson and

stepbrother.

The two younger men treat Chingachgook with an easy deference

and affection.

Hawkeye's a dialectic of two cultures. In his coloration and

worldliness he's more the Anglo-Saxon frontiersman. In his

independent views and candid manner and in his combat skills

and woodsmanship, he's more native American (Mohican).

As Chingachgook takes out his long knife and they approach

the fallen elk...

CHINGACHGOOK:

(low Mohican; sub-

titled)

We're sorry to kill you, Brother.

Forgive us. I do honor to your courage

and speed, your strength...

CUT TO:

EXT./INT. CAMERON CABIN - NIGHT

JOHN CAMERON:

roasts potatoes on a stick in the stone fireplace next to

CAPTAIN JACK WINTHROP, an American in very worn quasi-military

gear. On a rough table in the tiny cabin ALEXANDRIA, his

wife, is kneading bread. Three children climb on their father.

He grabs their wild seven year old son, JAMES, who shrieks

laughter and dodges away. The cabin has two primitive rooms,

waxed paper windows, log walls. O.S. a dog barks. Others

pick it up. Cameron & Jack are suddenly alert, reaching for

weapons...

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Michael Mann

Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. more…

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