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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

Peter Bogdanovich was offered the chance to direct. See more »

Alternate Versions

NBC edited 29 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Version of The Hurricane (1937) See more »

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Love no matter what will always survive!!!!
10 April 2001 | by runbojoSee all my reviews

I don't suggest everyone to see this movie. Then again did everyone like the Romeo and Juliet movie? All love stories are not everyone's cup of tea. Let's not tell all not to view this island love story. For just a short moment the forbidden love between an islander and a howly(that is a person from the main island of the United States) makes love possible. To dream is to love so let us love because there is so much hate in this world that we should dream. It's good for our spirit.


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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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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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