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The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)

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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 ... 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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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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Johnny Lingo: It's been a long time. I'm looking forward to our trade. Our people's health has benefitted enormously from the noni plant found on your island.
Crazy Island Chief: Yes, the noni is a treasure. Now I hope you will not disappoint me. I need something unique for the dowry of my son's bride to be.
Crazy Island Chief: [cups of noni juice are passed to Johnny Lingo and Tama, Tama spills his cup] The boy must pay for his carelessness !
Johnny Lingo: Forgive my young apprentice for his stupidity, I can assure you it was an innocent mistake.
Crazy Island Chief: The gods must ...
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I simply love this movie.
17 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That's not how I felt about it the first couple of times I watched it, but seeing it again recently, I realized: I really, really like this movie.

Okay, so Alvin Fitisemanu's acting is awful in this film.

Okay, so it's a rolling commercial for Tahitian Noni Juice.

Okay, so it's weighed down by its share of clichés, including one scene that appeared to have been stolen directly from Chicken Run.

In the end, I just don't care. In the end, I am overcome by the story, the music and the characters in this film. I LIKE Johnny Lingo, I LIKE Toma, and I LIKE Mahane.

No, there are no Academy Awards here - but what we DO have is a good clean film with some positive things to say and a fun way to say them. For us, that was enough. And after several times of seeing The Legend of Johnny Lingo over the past few years, what seemed to be glaring flaws the first few times around have faded. I really like what's left.


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