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Rapa Nui (1994)

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Love between the representatives of two warring tribes changes the balance of power on the whole remote island.

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Writers:

Kevin Reynolds (story), Tim Rose Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Noro
Esai Morales ... Make
Sandrine Holt ... Ramana
Eru Potaka Dewes Eru Potaka Dewes ... Ariki-mau
Emilio Tuki Hito Emilio Tuki Hito ... Messenger
Gordon Hatfield Gordon Hatfield ... Riro
Frenxa Reuben Frenxa Reuben ... Heke
Hori Ahipene Hori Ahipene ... Overseer
Chiefy Elkington Chiefy Elkington ... Fisherman
Ruihana Rewa Ruihana Rewa ... Old Woman
George Henare ... Tupa
Rawiri Paratene ... Priest
Pete Smith ... Priest
Mario Gaoa Mario Gaoa ... Short Ears
Cliff Curtis ... Short Ears
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Storyline

Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two tribes on the island: the Long Ears and the Short Ears. A warrior from the ruling class falls in love with a girl from the lower class, and must decide on his position in a time of great civil unrest. The ruling class are demanding larger and larger Moai (stone statues), a task which the lower class and the island ecology are more and more reluctant to provide. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some tribal violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While film critic Gene Siskel thought that the egg hunt was ridiculous, the ritual did indeed exist as part of the Birdman Cult. See more »

Goofs

The Rapa Nui had long abandoned carving moai by the time of the Cult of the Birdman. See more »

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Involving storytelling that forces you to care.
4 July 2001 | by Champion2kSee all my reviews

I have no wish to comment on the historical accuracy or otherwise of this film, as it is the story that held me enthralled, not the attention to fact.

The first time I saw this film, I nearly had to pick my jaw up from the floor. A hollywood movie.....that doesn't spoonfeed me the plot like some overbearing nanny? An original (for a big studio) plot device? Whew, let me just sit down for a minute. Here's how it normally goes: Hero (young, handsome and likeable) must compete with rival (villanous, evil rogue) in contest of high stakes. Guess the outcome. But in this underrated gem of a story, we find two equally heroic protagonists, all thoughts of friendship lost as they are forced into a dangerous competition of courage and strength. One, fighting for the woman he loves, the other for his life. This forces the viewer to watch in an agonized state of uncertainty. Who do I want to win? Who deserves it more? What will happen to the loser? This was the first film in a long time that truly forced me to get involved with the characters, not in a cliched good versus evil kind of way, but a good versus good "how the hell are they going to get out of this one?" kind of way. Okay, so some aspects of the film do not deliver with the same power, and some of the accents do tend to waver a little, but the beautifully constructed central storyline held me until the end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elveda cennet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$305,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$305,070
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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