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In order to save his own job, an employment agent has to find work for the most unemployable man on Maui.



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Credited cast:
Willie K. Kahaiali'i ...
William (as Willie K. Kahaiali'I)
Eric Gilliom ...
Carolyn Omine ...
Augie Tulba ...
Cousin Bully
Jake Shimabukuro ...
Unemployed Band Member
Henry Kapono Ka'aihue ...
Laura's Dad
Patrick Simmons ...
Unemployed Band Member
Wedding Band Member
Bill Kohne ...
Mama's Waiter
Kealoha ...
Bus Washing Poet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Cruz Jr. ...
Kava Bar Singer
Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom ...
Wedding Vocalist
Charles Ka'upu ...


To save his job as an employment agent, former musician William (Willie K) must get a job for Merton (Eric Gilliom), a bumbling man-child who surfs every day in a place where there are no waves. Meanwhile, William's long-time girlfriend, Laura (Carolyn Omine), cooks up a half-baked scheme to drag her man to the altar. Fueling the fun is a colorful cast of islanders including a traffic cop (Augie T), a tourist (Jake Shimabukuro), and unemployed musician (Mick Fleetwood), ans cameos by Willie Nelson and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers. Written/directed by Maui's Brian Kohne, Get A Job 'is a name droppers delight - a who's who of Hawaiian musicians and entertainers" (Hawaii Tribune-Herald) with a tropical soundtrack by the award-winning Barefoot Natives. It's a multi-cultural plate-lunch of surprise and hilarity certain to leave you smiling and hungry for more! Written by Cicala Filmworks

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Director Brian Kohne produced two "Barefoot Natives" albums with Willie K and Eric Gilliom. See more »


Merton: Drug Test?
William: It's part of the screening process. Can you pass a drug test?
Merton: If it's multiple choice, maybe.
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Let's put the C back in Rap!
2 June 2013 | by (Kihei) – See all my reviews

Hilarious. Yes. Belly-laughing hilarious! Yeah, and some parts are crude and in bad taste, but the rest of it is so funny, I forgave those parts. Willie K was really impressive in his role...a natural...he's just a brilliantly good entertainer. He's left me in tears with his arias only to follow one up with dueling banjos and Your Cheatin' this was a totally different experience of him. Way to go Willie!

Loved the local dialect, as well as the sophisticated themes of the human condition...vices and virtues. Definitely fun.

It is particularly good fun for the cameos of local musicians, including Jake Shimabukuro, Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson et. al. And of course, the scenes of Maui, from Wailuku to Kula to Lahaina.

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