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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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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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17 March 1999 (Belgium)  »

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€7,436,800 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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: May I give you the sacraments?
William Williamson: Me? A proper catholic priest? My father would rise from his grave.
[caughs]
William Williamson: Father, don't be insulted. Come back tomorrow, I may be frightened and have to think about it.
Father Damien: May God be with you.
William Williamson: And with you. Just now, you need him more than I.
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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 »

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Adestes Fideles
Written by John Francis Wade
Sung during the Christmas service
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The story supports Molokai as it exits for tourists today.
12 January 2002 | by (Kingston, NY) – See all my reviews

We rented the movie this evening after spending today touring the tip of Molokai, Hawaii where this story took place. The movie is an excellent supplement for the tour. Richard Marks, our tour guide, did not tell us that he appears in many scenes throughout the movie. He is the tall man who has his feet wrapped in cloth in many scenes. He told us that the movie existed and some background stories about the movie.

Anyone wishing to tour this beautiful site should make sure, in advance, that Richard will be their guide. He is an excellent guide and also one of the people who has Hansen's Disease. He is 72 years old (2002) and a dynamic person.


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