screenshots / Farewell to the King / 1989 Ruddy Morgan Productions

Nick Nolte stars as Learoyd, a World War II American deserter hiding in the jungles of Borneo who is adopted by a tribe of Dayaks, and becomes their king.

Loosely based on the 1969 novel L'Adieu au Roi by Pierre Schoendoerffer, who considered directing the film in 1972 with Donald Sutherland starring.

American surfer Gary Lopez (Gwai) previously appeared in Conan the Barbarian (1982) as Subnotai.

Filming locations include Borneo, Malaysia and Hawaii.