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Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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22 November 1961 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the passengers coming off the plane at the beginning of the movie inquires "Where did he go to basic training?" referring to Elvis. The Hawaiian greeter says "Hawaii". In 1958, Elvis actually went to Basic Training and AIT (Advanced Infantry Training) in Fort Hood, Texas just outside of Killeen, Texas before being shipped overseas to Germany. See more »

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Sign pointing to Waianae is actually pointing towards Manoa Valley, on the other side of the island of O'ahu. See more »

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Chad Gates: I like my job, mum. It's fun, it's interesting and I meet a lot of nice people.
Sarah Lee Gates: Nonsense. Tourists aren't people. They're... They're tourists.
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Referenced in Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985) See more »

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Island Of Love (Kauai)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley
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The beginning of the end....
2 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

.... as far as Elvis's adventures in the movies are concerned.All that he did before is worth a watch :"love me tender" "flaming star" "jailhouse rock" "king creole" are exciting movies even if you are not a big Elvis fan."Wild in the country" was inferior but it had at least a decent screenplay.

The slump begins with "Blue Hawai" .The talented directors (Richard Thorpe,Don Siegel...) were replaced by Norman Taurog who would become Elvis's regular one.

OK,Hawai's pictures are nice,there is Angela Landsbury.

The songs are weaker than in the previous flicks:the only memorable tune is "can't help falling in love" based on an old French folk song "Plaisir D'Amour" (=joys of love).

You'd better take one of the movies I mention above,particularly Don Siegel's "Flaming Star".


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