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Molokai (1999)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (original title)
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Kate Ceberano ...
Princess Liliuokalani
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Clayton Strawn
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Father Leonor Fouesnel
Keanu Kapuni-Szasz ...
Malulani
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Mother Marianne Cope
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Rudolph Meyer
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Walter Murray Gibson
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William Williamson
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Father Conrardy
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Brother Joseph Dutton
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Dr. Kalewis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Agnew ...
Sister Leopoldina
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Storyline

The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 March 1999 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Molokai  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,436,800 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Leo McKern's final credited film role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

Quotes

Father Damien: No, I want it true. I beg you, let me give you the last rites.
William Williamson: You're stubborn, Damien. No. I'm the one that got away. Don't worry, I'll say a good word for you on the other side.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over a scene of men on horseback with dogs searching a native village for lepers who have been hidden away by their families. See more »

Connections

Version of Molokai, la isla maldita (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

O Christmas Tree
(or "O Tannenbaum")
Written by Ernst Anschütz
Sung during the Christmas service
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A story that matters
23 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is an unusual film in our present fashion for films to be about a "day in the life" of insignificant people doing insignificant (usually antisocial) things. This is a story told with great compassion and notable expertise. The cast is remarkable for the number of "stars" playing minor roles. Paul Cox's films leave you with a greater understanding of the human spirit and this was is one of his best.


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