The Last of the Mohicans (1992).

 
UFR agents John Alcoholocaust and S. S. Slobotkin recently scaled a mighty mountain to visit the site of the climatic battle of Michael Mann's 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans.

In the film the antagonist, Magua, his captive, Alice, and Magua's men make their way along a mountain path, a path that is actually the Cliff Trail of Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina!

The Cliff Trail is closed as of 2011.

Uncas, Chingachgook and Hawkeye follow Magua's band.

Uncas finds...

and engages Magua and his men alone.

Uncas manages to make several kills before himself being killed by Magua.

Today the tree pictured behind Uncas...

and even a small spot of lichen...

appear much has they did during filming 20 years earlier.

Having slain Uncas, Magua drops Uncas' body off a cliff. Alice, having seen her would-be-savior slain, then falls to her death.

From a distance Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Cora witness these deaths.

This large rock on the Cliff Trail is particularly easy to recognize...

perching as it does high above Hickory Nut Gorge.

Catching up, Hawkeye and Chingachgook take aim at the Huron war party.

Today a buzzard flies over Hickory Nut Falls and the Hickory Nut Gorge.

The falls here are but a trickle...

but downstream...

these waters make an impressive plunge...

400 foot down Chimney Rock Mountain.

Hawkeye and Chingachgook...

slay several enemy warriors.

Hawkeye (Daniel Day Lewis) runs from the direction of...

Nature's Showerbath!

Hawkeye and Chingachgook continue to give chase.

Magua and his men brace for the attack.

Victorious the battle is whittled down to Chingachgook and Magua.

A large rock feature behind Chingachgook in that scene...

is today both visible and gorgeous, jutting as it does above Hickory Nut Gorge.

Finally, Chingachgook slays Magua and dubs himself, "The Last of the Mohicans."

Thanks to Chimney Rock State Park!

PS - To celebrate the The Last of the Mohicans' 20th anniversary the Chimney Rock State Park displayed some materials from the film...

materials like Hawkeye's costume.