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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

G  |   |  Musical, Comedy  |  15 June 1966 (USA)
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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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All Elvis break loose in the swinging, swaying, luauing south seas! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hawaii, USA  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,500,000 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley and Tom Jones met for the first time on the set of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Hughie Cannon
Performed by Donna Butterworth
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Good for nostalgia, but not much of a story
8 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a movie that I watched primarily because of the photography of 1960s Hawaii. In the opening scene, there's a great pan of Diamond Head all the way to the Ilikai hotel. If you spend much time in Hawaii, you'll notice hotels that don't exists yet and several that are even being built during the filming of this movie. Specifically, you can see the Outrigger Waikiki under construction as well as what is now known as the Resortquest Waikiki Beach. Ironically, the Resortquest Waikiki Beach is now an Elvis era themed hotel. The Sheraton Waikiki is an empty lot.

Another really neat observation is the scene at the beach park near Chinaman's hat. It is literally timeless! The beach looks the same today as it does in the movie. Almost everything else has changed in many ways.

The film won't be an example of great acting and certainly the plot leaves a lot to be desired. On the other hand, it's fun to see the island from 40 years ago. Even Kalakaua Ave is a two-way street!


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