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Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)

R | | Action, Thriller | March 1987 (USA)
In Molokai, two undercover drug enforcement agents are after a vicious drug kingpin, but on the way, they will also have to deal with a contaminated giant python.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rowdy Abilene
... Donna
... Taryn
Harold Diamond ... Jade
... Seth Romero (as Rodrigo Obregon)
... Edy
Patty Duffek ... Pattycakes
... J.J. Jackson
Lory Green ... Rosie
... Kimo
David DeShay ... Ashley
Michael A. Andrews ... Michael / Michele (as Michael Andrews)
Kwan Hi Lim ... Henry
Joseph Hieu ... Bobby / Sumo Coach / Karate Villain
Peter Bromilow ... Mr. Chang
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Two drug enforcement agents are killed on a private Hawaiian island. Donna and Taryn, two operatives for The Agency, accidentally intercept a delivery of diamonds intended for drug lord Seth Romero, who takes exception and tries to get them back. Soon other Agency operatives get involved, and a full-scale fight to the finish ensues, complicated here and there by an escaped snake made deadly by Toxic Waste! Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Action | Thriller

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Trivia

Initial flight scene filmed at Honolulu International Airport, small craft runway, on Oahu. Shortly after the plane takes off and the camera pans the background following the plane, and stops with a large pink building seen in the background. This is Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), the headquarters of the Pacific Regional Medical Command of the armed forces administered by the United States Army in the state of Hawaii. TAMC is the largest military hospital in the Asian and Pacific rim region. The hospital was founded in 1907, but the current building was commissioned in 1942 during the beginning of the US involvement in WWII. It was completed in 1948, and is located on the slopes of Moanalua Ridge overlooking the Honolulu neighborhoods of Moanalua and Salt Lake. It's massive coral pink structure can be seen from any point in the Honolulu District. See more »

Goofs

The skateboarder assassin somehow shoots Jade and the Jeep's tire out with an H. Koon .410 "Snake Charmer" shotgun in one pass, while holding a blow-up doll. It is a single-shot weapon that has to be manually reloaded after every shot. See more »

Quotes

Rowdy Abilene: Hey, Colleen.
[she turns around]
Rowdy Abilene: Got a great ass.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of opticals, all the credits are printed on brown packing paper and stuck on boxes and various items in the warehouse set both during the opening and end credits. See more »

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Followed by Hard Hunted (1993) See more »

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Hard Ticket To Hawaii
Written by Kevin Klingler, John Brainard and Bill Schreiber
Sung by Jay Molina
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"Hard Ticket to Hawaii" has become a Family Favorite
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

You must know by now that "Hard Ticket to Hawaii" is filled with humorous violence and gorgeous women.The violence doesn't feel cruel or personal. It's more of a device for telling a real story. The Playboy models in scanty outfits are a celebration of the human form, not pornography.

My father and brother would watch this movie together. They knew the plot and lines well enough to recite them, along with the actors. The movie bled over into real life, and they would say the lines to each other when the moment felt right.

As my father descended into terminal Alzheimer's disease, this film was his one last link with reality. Watching this film would bring him out of his stupor, and he would become verbal again.

Now that Father is gone, the entire family watches this movie once a year,on Christmas Eve. We make eggnog, eat fruitcake, and wear sweaters. And cry some, too.


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