MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,528 this week

Molokai (1999)
"Molokai: The Story of Father Damien" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 848 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 14 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 46 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 7841 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Molokai" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Molokai (1999)

Molokai (1999) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Molokai.

User Polls

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Manor (1999)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Berris
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Gabrielle Anwar, Peter O'Toole
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The focus is on her hardships because... See full summary »

Director: Ian Pringle
Stars: Mathilda May, Tchéky Karyo, Peter O'Toole
Human Touch (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The wealthy Edward (Haywood) sparks to Anna (Mckenzie), the lead voice in a choir that's raising money for an upcoming trip to China. He donates money to her choir, and she agrees to sit ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Cox
Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Aaron Blabey, Chris Haywood
Serenades (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.

Director: Mojgan Khadem
Stars: Alice Haines, Aden Young, Sinisa Copic
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The film is set in Wales and concerns itself with the aristocracy who are taxing to common people to ruin. Naturally, a certain member of said aristocracy decided that all this is not on, ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Francis
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Paul Rhys, Joely Richardson
Stiff (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Murray Whelan, a young political adviser to the Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs, must play detective when he gets unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation. Based on a popular Australian series of detective books.

Director: John Clarke
Stars: David Wenham, Mick Molloy, Deborah Kennedy
Hostage (1992)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

UK black ops agent is sent to Argentina to find a kidnapped special ops analyst and take out the terrorists who took him. When a pretty girl who may somehow be involved catches his eye things get very complicated fast.

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Sam Neill, Talisa Soto, James Fox
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Stars: Sam Neill, Christopher Cazenove, Lisa Harrow
Eager to Die (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A futuristic thriller about a politically incorrect television personality who is forced to change his identity after several death attempts by his government.

Director: Michael Mandell
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Michelle Rodriquez, Tony Devon
Exile (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Peter Costello is exiled to a deserted island for stealing sheep, Mary, a maid, decides to join him there.

Director: Paul Cox
Stars: Aden Young, Beth Champion, Claudia Karvan
Submerged (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A moment by moment account of the sinking and rescue of the crew of the submarine USS Squalus which was the first rescue of living crew on a submarine.

Director: James Keach
Stars: Sam Neill, Shea Whigham, Emily Procter
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In modern-day Jerusalem, an Arab boy and a beautiful American tourist are accidentally entrusted with a priceless coin from the age of King Herod. Soon the two are falling in love and ... See full summary »

Director: Dror Soref
Stars: Alexandra Powers, Navin Chowdhry, Peter O'Toole
Edit

Cast

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

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 »
Edit

Details

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

17 March 1999 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Molokai  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€7,436,800 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

HE PULE HO'OLA
Performed by Charles Kauhi Kaupu
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sad and slow but very moving
20 July 2002 | by (Hamilton, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I saw this in a film festival just yesterday. It was not really the sort of film I would go to normally (I'm not really into religious themes in film). I already knew a little of Father Damien's story, and I had a fair idea of how the story would end but I was glad I saw it just the same. I wouldn't say I "enjoyed" it because the subject matter was in many ways depressing but in a way it was an inspiring story. It showed what one man can do to improve the lives of 1000-odd suffering people that the rest of the world has all but forgotten. Damien had a will of iron and he needed it to counter the resistance of the government and his superiors in getting the help he needed.

If this sort of theme appeals to you I'm sure you will appreciate the film, if you definitely don't like religious themes then it's probably better that you don't see it.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Molokai (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?