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Molokai (1999)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (original title)
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
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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.

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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)  »

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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

William Williamson: So you were born a missionary?
William Williamson: No, not quite. I wasn't smart enough. I had to work very hard to pass Latin and theology.
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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 »

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E HELE MAI'OUKOU
Performed by Kalawao Choir and Band
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Well worth seeing this fascinating movie
21 September 1999 | by (Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

The fact that this movie was primarily filmed in Kalaupapa on the north shore of our island, does not unduly influence my judgment that this is a very interesting movie. The acting of the "international" cast is quite fine. But so is that of my childhood friend, Keanu Kapuni-Szasz, as a young girl who contracts leprosy and later presents a slight temptation to Father Damien. Many, many "topside" Molokai residents joined with the few remaining Kalaupapa residents (who have Hansen's Disease) in this production. Viewers will be inspired by their beauty and spirit. Aloha.


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