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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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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Johnny Lingo: He left me everything: including his name.
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Good Family Movie

I saw this movie a couple of days after it opened. The theater was packed. It is not a movie with deep twists and plots, it's a child's movie. A visually beautiful movie. I lived in Hawaii for three years as a child and this movie brought back memories of how beautiful the islands in the South Pacific are. It also reminded me of the good clean action movies that used to come on TV on the Wonderful World of Disney. Anybody remember watching those movies growing up? Hollywood doesn't make many movies like this anymore. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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