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12 April 1979 (USA) See more »
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There is only one safe place... in each other's arms.
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Mia Farrow falls for boy from wrong side of the lagoon See more (17 total) »

Cast

 

Timothy Bottoms ... Jack Sanford
Piero Bushin ... Running Man

Mia Farrow ... Charlotte Bruckner

Trevor Howard ... Father Malone
Dayton Ka'ne ... Matangi

James Keach ... Sgt. Strang
Willie Myers ... Cpl. Morrah (credit only)

Jason Robards ... 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 ... Faleiva
Simplet Tefane ... Velaga
Ariirau Tekurarere ... Moana
Noel Teparii ... Tano
Taeve Tetuamia ... Elder

Manu Tupou ... Samolo

Max von Sydow ... Dr. Danielsson

Directed by
Jan Troell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Norman Hall  novel
Charles Nordhoff  novel
Lorenzo Semple Jr.  writer

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Lorenzo Semple Jr. .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Casting by
Michael McLean 
 
Production Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni Natalucci 
Giorgio Postiglione 
 
Set Decoration by
Danilo Donati 
Giorgio Postiglione 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Production Management
Pino Butti .... production manager
Anselmo Parrinello .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-synch dialogue director
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Bernardi .... special effects crew
Joe Day .... special effects
Aldo Puccini .... special effects
Glen Robinson .... special effects
Raymond Robinson .... special effects crew
Wayne Rose .... special effects crew
Jack Sampson .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Frank Van der Veer .... supervisor of photographic effects
 
Music Department
Chris Kelly .... music editor
 
Other crew
Cocò .... choreographer
Raffaella De Laurentiis .... production assistant
Luciano Tartaglia .... first assistant accountant
Hector Freeman .... production staff (uncredited)
 

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120 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Iceland:12 | Netherlands:AL | South Korea:18 | UK:A (cinema release) (heavily cut) | UK:15 (video release) (uncut) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Mia Farrow falls for boy from wrong side of the lagoon, 13 December 2005
Author: readinglips from San Diego, CA

HURRICANE is not a great film, but it sure IS entertaining. Some of the scenes and situations are ludicrous (Jason Robards has the hots for his daughter, Mia Farrow) and the dialogue is often hilarious. But if you stick around, you'll find that the production values are astonishing. Among the talents behind the camera are Jan Troell (THE EMIGRANTS, THE NEW LAND), who directed; Sven Nykvist (cinematographer for many of Ingmar Berman's later films) who filmed on location in the South Pacific; and Nino Rota, who wrote a lovely, haunting musical theme. The performances aren't so bad (considering the dialogue) and the special effects at the end show you why this was one of the most expensive films of its day.

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