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The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)

When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
George Henare ...
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Malio Chief
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Tama (as Joe Falou)
Alvin Fitisemanu ...
Chief Steward
Kayte Ferguson ...
Mahana
Peter Sa'ena-Brown ...
Miriama's Father
Hori Ahipene ...
Pioi
Jim Perry ...
Malio Elder
Sima Urale ...
Hoku
Goeretti Chadwick ...
Malio Seductress
Tausani Simei-Barton ...
Young Tama
Fokikovi Soakimi ...
Young Mahana
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Esela Alo ...
Young Man
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Miriama's Mother
Christina Asher ...
Ulani
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When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships are blamed upon Tama (as he is named), he is finally outcast to live with the poorest people on the island, Mahana and her drunken father. Mahana is considered homely and undesirable, but Tama feels differently, so when he is old enough to build a craft to sail away, he vows to return for her one day. A lucky stroke brings him to land upon the island of the legendary Johnny Lingo, the wealthiest trader in the islands, and after years of service to him, Tama has learned much about life and himself as he dreams of honoring his pledge to Mahana. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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29 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Die Legende von Johnny Lingo  »

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Pioi: Mahana, you ugly. Come down from that tree now.
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Remake of Johnny Lingo (1969) See more »

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sweet family film, exotic locations
30 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The leads and the supporting characters that get the most screen time are solid (a couple of them appeared in "Whale Rider", where they were outstanding, so you know that they were capable of more than they were given here) -- the shortcomings are primarily in the script, I think. Some of the supporting cast are a bit wooden, and the script is often a little cliched, but it's very sweet and the locations are beautiful.

It's a very gentle film with its heart in the right place, so I would recommend it for younger kids, and I think that most adults won't mind watching it with their kids. If you're a softie like my wife, you'll actually enjoy it...


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