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Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

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Storyline

For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but well-meaning spirits who help guide them through the lush jungles. The picturesque waterfalls and scenic mountainsides quickly give way to terror when Cliff and Cydney learn of a grisly murder that occurred nearby and realize that they're being followed by chance acquaintances that suspiciously fit the description of the killers. Written by The Massie Twins

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cliff | hawaii | newlywed | island | murder | See more »

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Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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7 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£418,703 (UK) (14 August 2009)

Gross:

$15,483,540 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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Trivia

In the movie, at 00:16:14 and 00:30:14, Nick (Timothy Olyphant) makes a reference to Nicolas Cage. Olyphant previously worked with Cage on the set of Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). See more »

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While in the sea cave, Nick says "What we have here is failure to communicate" and attributes the line to Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967). The line is most notably spoken by Strother Martin, but Newman's character DOES actually say this line in the film, mocking Martin's character. See more »

Quotes

Nick: What's the first thing you do when you step onto a plane? Maybe you have a sip of that fine champagne? You do fly in first class, right?
Cliff: I put away my shit like everyone else.
Nick: Well, when I board a plane, making my way back to the cheap seats, I clock every door. I pace off the distance between those exits and my seat. That plane loses power on takeoff, I can make egress in the dark, totally blind. If the aisle crowds up, I'm going to climb over the back on 36D, guy with that shiny-ass toupee, ...
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Boom Chic Boom Chic
Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
Published by Adams Apple Films
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Nice, but with disturbing character inconsistency
21 October 2009 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

First the pros - 99% of the movie was shot in daylight in the beautiful Hawaiian nature, really relaxing to the eyes. Good cast, good acting overall. Interesting story, which actually pulled my attention and made me watch the movie. The promised twist was there and was a big one, but more about it in cons... Cons - Well, the promised "twist" was a huge and unexpected one. So unexpected it was really difficult to believe. It made me wondering like "Wow, wait a minute! Weren't they doing this and this a few minutes ago? Didn't they tell this and this? Ehmmm.... they actually did, so what the...?" The script wasn't really finished (well) IMHO, it made me feel like the story was born during writing the script, but after finishing it there was no time/will to rework the beginning and synchronize it with the end. This made the lead characters really inconsistent and left me quiet unsatisfied after the movie ended, even if I have to say the final action sequence was good enough.


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