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Writer (WGA):
Andy Sidaris (written by)
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Release Date:
March 1987 (USA) See more »
This Ain't No Hula! See more »
Two drug enforcement agents are killed on a private Hawaiian island. Donna and Taryn, two operatives for The Agency... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ronn Moss ... Rowdy Abilene

Dona Speir ... Donna

Hope Marie Carlton ... Taryn
Harold Diamond ... Jade

Rodrigo Obregón ... Seth Romero (as Rodrigo Obregon)

Cynthia Brimhall ... Edy
Patty Duffek ... Pattycakes
Wolf Larson ... J.J. Jackson
Lory Green ... Rosie

Rustam Branaman ... Kimo
David DeShay ... Ashley
Michael A. Andrews ... Michael / Michele (as Michael Andrews)
Kwan Hi Lim ... Henry
Joseph Hieu ... Bobby / Sumo Coach / Karate Villain
Peter Bromilow ... Mr. Chang
Richard LePore ... Dickson

Glen Chin ... Earring
Shawne Zarubica ... Charlotte
Joey Meran ... Joey
Bryn George ... Sumo Wrestler
Hideo Su'a ... Sumo Wrestler
Jamie Searle ... Jamie
Choya Pennington ... Chang's Guard
Sue Don Lubin ... Beautiful Blonde
Larry Don Lubin ... Handsome Man
Viviane Brahms ... Sexy Waitress
Maurice Brahms ... Bar Customer
John Dunne ... Shades
Colleen Nakasone ... Colleen
Mike McKenzie ... Don Merryman

Darrell Davis ... Billy Marvis (as Craig Davis)
Ralph Riskin ... Yacht Captain
Erick Schrum ... Soul Food Lover
Ross Simeona ... Soul Food Lover
Yukon King ... Cat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Howell ... Skater (uncredited)

Cheryl Johnson ... (uncredited)

Andy Sidaris ... Whitey the TV director (uncredited)
Christian Drew Sidaris ... Bob's Lean Boy delivery man (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Sidaris 
Writing credits
Andy Sidaris (written by)

Produced by
Tina Scott .... associate producer
Arlene Sidaris .... producer
Original Music by
Gary Stockdale 
Cinematography by
Howard Wexler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Haight 
Production Design by
Sal Grasso 
Peter Munneke 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Richard Jerins .... hair stylist
Richard Jerins .... makeup artist
Loretta Jody Miller .... assistant makeup artist (as Jody Miller)
Production Management
Harmon Lougher .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.M. Freedman .... first assistant director
Christian Drew Sidaris .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mike Barron .... carpenter
Russell Frazier .... assistant property master
Mark Haskins .... property master
Sound Department
Larry Marks .... sound mixer
Robert Schmidt .... sound editor
Erick Schrum .... boom operator
Neil Wolfson .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Richard Keppel .... model builder: helicopter (uncredited)
Lance Carstens .... aerial stunts
Russell Howell .... stunts: skateboarding
John Thorp .... stunt coordinator: aerial stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Caughran .... assistant camera
Steve Gehrke .... still photographer
Eric J. Goldstein .... assistant camera (as Eric Goldstein)
Harmon Lougher .... director of photography: second unit
Irene Schonwit .... assistant camera
Dave Turner .... grip
John Vecchio .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexa Sidaris .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Kevin Michaels .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kevin Klingler .... music supervisor
Other crew
Steve Gehrke .... senior production assistant
Pat Gor .... production assistant (as Pat Oor)
David Hadder .... production assistant (as Dave Hadder)
Jimmy Hadder .... production assistant
Joseph Hieu .... martial arts choreographer: karate
Richard Keppel .... operator: model helicopter
Gabrielle Longhi .... production assistant
Frederick Luff .... conceptioneering creature design
Beverly Mulconery .... production coordinator
Beverly Mulconery .... script supervisor
Bill Pryor .... executive consultant
Douglas E. Reeves .... pilot
Beebe Smilow .... location accountant
Eric Swanson .... production assistant
Ellen Jones Pryor .... weapon designer: rocket gun (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The yacht of the villain, Mr. Chang, belonged to Glen A. Larson in real life.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the skater and the blow up-doll are shot out of the air, the wires suspending them are visible. Also the skater is replaced by a doll.See more »
Jade:My first wife used to mow the lawn stark naked.
Rowdy Abilene:What'd your neighbors say?
Jade:They said I married her for her money.
Rowdy Abilene:[laughs, pause] Did you?
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
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Snakebite (#2), 24 May 2008
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

Even though the Malibu Express yacht returns, this is not a real sequel to the movie "Malibu Express". Dona Speir starred for the first time in one of Sidaris' movies; tough guy Rodrigo Obregon and Playboy playmate Cynthia Brimhall would become familiar faces in the series of action movies with lethal ladies, too. "Hard Ticket To Hawaii" begins with two female pilots who carry an extremely dangerous snake on board of their plane. The snake escapes and spreads death, but the two ladies are also in danger because they interfered unknowingly with the plans of diamond smugglers. The movie suffers from a mediocre story, silly dialogs and poor acting, but with a lot of action and the fine craftsmanship behind the camera, it becomes easy to sit through. This is the 2nd out of my 12 reviews for the works of Andy Sidaris, in chronological order. Even if "Hard Ticket To Hawaii" isn't among my personal faves, I have the impression that due to the learning experience from this, some of the following works became much better.

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