The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

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Capt. Bruckner
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Charlotte Bruckner
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Dr. Danielsson
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Father Malone
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Jack Sanford
Dayton Ka'ne ...
Matangi
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Sgt. Strang
Ariirau Tekurarere ...
Moana
Alex W. du Prel ...
Cpl. Morrah (as Willie Myers)
Nick Rutgers ...
Cmdr. Blair
Nancy Hall Rutgers ...
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Samolo
Simplet Tefane ...
Velaga
Piero Bushin ...
Running Man
Noel Teparii ...
Tano
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The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

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There is only one safe place... in each other's arms.

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12 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Forbidden Paradise  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Trevor Howard kept a diary during the making of this film and it goes into much detail about the production's many troubles. See more »

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Inconceivably dull.
10 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of the worst movies ever made. It's a remake of a 1937 disaster epic, which I haven't seen, and it's so impossibly dull, so lifeless and enervated that my guess is, if you ever start watching it, you won't finish it through. The climactic hurricane sequences are OK, but not really spectacular by today's standards - and how many viewers will have survived the 90 minutes that the movie takes to get there? Lots of good actors (Farrow, Von Sydow, Timothy Bottoms) are pitifully wasted. Don't say you weren't warned.


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