Nick Nolte stars as Sgt. Learoyd, a war-weary American soldier who deserts in Borneo at the height of WW II. Two years later, British army captain Fairbourne (Nigel Havers) and his sergeant, Tenga (Frank McRae), parachute into Borneo to enlist the help of Learoyd, who has become the leader
of a tribe of Dayak headhunters, in fighting the Japanese. FAREWELL TO THE KING simply isn't a very good movie as director John Milius, as he did with CONAN THE BARBARIAN and RED DAWN, offers a scenario bursting with opportunities to showcase stunning action sequences, only to have that potential
squandered because he doesn't know how to stage them. The film is also plagued by un...