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Hurricane (1979)

The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

Director:

Jan Troell

Writers:

James Norman Hall (novel), Charles Nordhoff (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... Capt. Charles Bruckner
Mia Farrow ... Charlotte Bruckner
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Danielsson
Trevor Howard ... Father Malone
Dayton Ka'ne Dayton Ka'ne ... Matangi
Timothy Bottoms ... Jack Sanford
James Keach ... Sgt. Strang
Ariirau Tekurarere Ariirau Tekurarere ... Moana
Alex W. du Prel Alex W. du Prel ... Cpl. Morrah (as Willie Myers)
Nick Rutgers Nick Rutgers ... Cmdr. Blair
Nancy Hall Rutgers Nancy Hall Rutgers ... Mrs. Blair
Manu Tupou ... Samolo
Simplet Tefane Simplet Tefane ... Velaga
Piero Bushin Piero Bushin ... Running Man
Noel Teparii Noel Teparii ... Tano
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Storyline

The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There is only one safe place... in each other's arms.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Trevor Howard complained to Roger Ebert when he visited the location that he " had been on the set for 30 days and only been used once". See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 1979 UK theatrical release was passed with a 'AA' certificate (prohibiting anyone under 14) with cuts to the 'deflowering' of the native girl, and re-released the following year as an 'A' certificate in a shorter and heavily edited print with further cuts to the same scene including all later references to it. The 1987 Guild video was 15 rated and featured the full uncut print. See more »

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Better than most people said
2 March 2003 | by philwissbeckSee all my reviews

I don' understand why most words written about this film have been negative. Just because it is a remake of a film people think is a classic? This version of Hurricane with Jason Robards and Mia Farrow is a very competantly told story with good special effects. I was involved. I was moved from beginning to end. I felt that the characters were a little more credible than in the John Ford film. A very good film but not a popular one. I had to tape it at 3AM.


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Country:

USA | Netherlands

Language:

English | Samoan

Release Date:

12 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Paradise See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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