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Hurricane (1979)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  12 April 1979 (USA)
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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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Jack Sanford
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Charlotte Bruckner
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Father Malone
Dayton Ka'ne ...
Matangi
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Willie Myers ...
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Capt. Bruckner
Roo ...
Fire Dancer
Nancy Hall Rutgers ...
Mrs. Blair
Nick Rutgers ...
Cmdr. Blair
Bernadette Sarcione ...
Siva
Richard Sarcione ...
Lt. Howard
Daniel Taea ...
Mali
John Taea ...
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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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hurricane | island | chief | rain | prisoner | See more »

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

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Adventure | Drama

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12 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Forbidden Paradise  »

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Roman Polanski was set to direct this film until he was charged with statutory rape, then fled the country. Jan Troell replaced him. See more »

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Sleepytime
20 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this with my sister and some friends on a double feature with "Meteor." Neither movie was that good, but my sister preferred "Hurricane," other friends and I believe, because it was a love story. And that's it! I loved when one of the people I saw it with said it sucked. Roger Ebert picked it as the worst movie of 1979, which was something of a pleasant surprise for some of us LOL.

The old adage about the scenery and cinematography apply well enough here, but all I remember was a few minutes here and there. That's probably for the best. The movie was plodding and took forever...and ever..and ever...to get to anything. Then it ended! I occasionally teased my sister about it, and she blew up LOL. "I like it, you don't!" She would yell. Nuff said.


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