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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 15 June 1966 (USA)
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

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Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)

Writers:

Allan Weiss (screenplay), Anthony Lawrence (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Rick Richards
Suzanna Leigh ... Judy Hudson
James Shigeta ... Danny Kohana
Donna Butterworth ... Jan Kohana
Marianna Hill ... Lani Kaimana
Irene Tsu ... Pua
Linda Wong Linda Wong ... Lehua Kawena
Julie Parrish ... Joanna
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Betty Kohana
John Doucette ... Mr. Belden
Grady Sutton ... Mr. Cubberson
Doris Packer Doris Packer ... Mrs. Barrington
Don Collier ... Andy Lowell
Philip Ahn ... Moki Kaimana
Mary Treen ... Mrs. Belden
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Storyline

Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polynesian

Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Rick, Lani, and Jan are "lost" on Moonlight Beach, they are not on Kaua'i but Oahu's Kualoa Regional Park with a great view of Mokoli'i island. See more »

Goofs

When Rick, Lani, and Jan fly the helicopter over Waimea Canyon on Kauai and land on a beach to swim, the beach is actually on O'ahu not Kauai. The hat shaped island near the beach is Mokoli'i near Kaneohe Bay on O'ahu. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Rick Richards: You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.
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Connections

Referenced in Elvis Presley: The Back Story, Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Scratch My Back (Then I'll Scratch Yours)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley & Marianna Hill
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absolutely pathetic
15 August 2001 | by kwbucsfanSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the top 5 worst Elvis movies ever made. Not only is Elvis overweight and has obviously lost interest in movies (who can clame him?) but the supporting cast stinks and so does the plot. Blue Hawaii II, it is not. This movie is not even close to the caliber of Blue Hawaii.What were the producers thinking? The one saving grace of this movie is that the scenery was very well photographed. This is another movie to avoid unless you are desperately trying to fall asleep.


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