Inspired by true events. Princess Ka'iulani is the daughter of a Hawaiian princess and a Scottish businessman. As a teenager, she is sent to England to be educated, but after the death of her uncle King Kalakaua and the accession of her aunt Queen Liliu'okalani, Ka'iulani becomes the next heir to the throne. The possibility of U.S. annexation is looming and the rights of her people are threatened. Ka'iulani is torn between life in England with handsome young suitor Clive Davies or returning to her beloved Hawai'i. Written by
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking
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14 May 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $186,980
(14 May 2010)
(24 September 2010)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Princess Ka'iulani's full name at birth was "Victoria Ka'iulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn," first born child of a Hawaiian Royal mother and a Scottish commoner father. She was born October 16, 1875 in the city of Honolulu, island of Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii. See more
There is a clear shot of a chameleon walking across the screen. Chameleons are not native to Hawaii and the first ones were introduced in 1972. See more
Hawaiians remember Princess Ka'iulani as the hope she brought to her people. The flame of our great chiefess burns brightly in the soul of our nation.
A Hot Time in the Old Town
Lyrics written by Joe Hayden
Music written by Theodore August Metz
Performed by Blaine Kia, Kaleo 'Boi' Kia and Joseph Winchester See more