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Lanai-Loa (1998)

Supernatural revenge flick finds a woman, who is murdered by criminals on her wedding day in Hawaii, returns from the dead to kill her murderers and to protect her ex-groom, a cop who ... See full summary »

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Carlotta Chang ...
Jenny
Ray Bumatai ...
Hawaiian Kenny
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Bong
Leo Akana ...
Auntie Wana (as Leonelle Akana)
Nataysha Echevarria ...
Tisha
Kamaka Mahoe ...
Joe
Shawn Kui Lee Ibarra ...
Sonny
Zachary Kapule ...
Sonny's Dad (as Zach Kapule)
Didi Leong ...
Sonny's Mom
Ponchoman Kuanoni ...
Big Hawaiian (as Pancho Kuanoni)
Sherwood Hu ...
Waiter (as Xuehua Hu)
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Tak
Tomiko Ballesteros ...
Tak's Mom
Justin Mailey ...
Betz
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Supernatural revenge flick finds a woman, who is murdered by criminals on her wedding day in Hawaii, returns from the dead to kill her murderers and to protect her ex-groom, a cop who becomes the chief suspect in the death of the gangsters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Lani Loa: The Passage  »

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2 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

By the time I saw "Lani Loa" as the Oahu closing film of the 1998 Hawaii International Film Festival, its reputation had preceded it. Some of its small audience were there on the expectation of its being awful; we were not disappointed. Following a badly staged bank robbery in Hilo, Hawaii, the robbers flee into the county, killing most of a wedding party. The groom, a policeman, is suspected of revenge-killing the robbers. The killings all take place outside and at night--as they were photographed in China--and feature different actors. By the time we are told who did it, we already know who did it, and we never cared anyway. The style is incompetently derivative of Hong Kong action movies, perhaps the only movies director Sherwood Hu has ever seen. Even some of the people who worked on the film, who live on Oahu, did not avail themselves of their only opportunity to see it. You will never have the opportunity to see this film; you are lucky.


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