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Hawaii (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 10 December 1966 (Japan)
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An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writers:

James A. Michener (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Andrews ... Jerusha Bromley
Max von Sydow ... Rev. Abner Hale
Richard Harris ... Capt. Rafer Hoxworth
Gene Hackman ... Dr. John Whipple
Carroll O'Connor ... Charles Bromley
Jocelyne LaGarde ... Malama Kanakoa - The Ali'i Nui
Manu Tupou ... Keoki
Ted Nobriga Ted Nobriga ... Kelolo
Elizabeth Logue ... Noelani
John Cullum ... Rev. Immanuel Quigley
George Rose ... Capt. Janders
Lou Antonio ... Rev. Abraham Hewlett
Torin Thatcher ... Rev. Dr. Thorn
Michael Constantine ... Mason, sailor
Malcolm Atterbury ... Gideon Hale
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Reverend Abner Hale (Max Von Sydow), a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley (Dame Julie Andrews) and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding, there comes tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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James Michener's novel reaches the screen.

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Drama

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Trivia

Its great American success at the box-office was not generally repeated in Europe. So much of James Michener's novel was left out of this adaptation, that a sequel, The Hawaiians (1970), used additional material from the book. This, however, was a major box-office disaster. See more »

Goofs

When Abner and Jerusha approach their hut for the first time, there is a door covered with a net with a small open entrance next to it which they entered and found Iliki, but inside the hut, the small entrance can be seen next to a solid wall with no door. See more »

Quotes

Charles Bromley: And this is my daughter, Miss Jerusha.
Jerusha Bromley Hale: I'm pleased to make your acquaintance, Reverend Hale.
[She extends her hand to greet him; he sneezes violently]
Abner Hale: Oh dear. Did I spray?
Charles Bromley: No, no, no, not at all.
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 69 minutes from this film in order to fit it into a 3-hour time slot for its 1974 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II: Chapter VII (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

MY WISHING DOLL
Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Elmer Bernstein
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User Reviews

George Roy Hill's masterfully filmed piece of Michener's sprawling look at Hawaiian history.
6 May 2003 | by TheVidSee all my reviews

This sprawling epic-length story is only a piece of Michener's book, but it's a grand slice nevertheless. Dalton Trumbo's literate script is ably delivered by a top-notch cast, including an astounding debut performance by non-actress Jocelyn La Garde as Malama. All the elements for a large-scale historical adventure are here, including a magnificent Elmer Bernstein score, staggering location cinematography and high-style dramatics by a prestigious cast. That all the production logistics come together this nicely is a tribute to the late Mr. Hill, give or take all the ridiculous rhetoric over the presentation of the Missionary position in this ultimately satisfying story. Big and beautiful.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

10 December 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hawaii See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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