In Hawaii, an undercover DEA agent and her civilian friend stumble upon a drug trafficking operation, and have to enlist the help of all their colleagues/friends to go after the vicious drug kingpin.


Andy Sidaris


Andy Sidaris





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronn Moss ... Rowdy Abilene
Dona Speir ... Donna
Hope Marie Carlton ... Taryn
Harold Diamond Harold Diamond ... Jade
Rodrigo Obregón ... Seth Romero (as Rodrigo Obregon)
Cynthia Brimhall ... Edy
Patty Duffek Patty Duffek ... Pattycakes
Wolf Larson ... J.J. Jackson
Lory Green Lory Green ... Rosie
Rustam Branaman Rustam Branaman ... Kimo
David DeShay David DeShay ... Ashley
Michael A. Andrews Michael A. Andrews ... Michael / Michele (as Michael Andrews)
Kwan Hi Lim ... Henry
Joseph Hieu ... Bobby / Sumo Coach / Karate Villain
Peter Bromilow ... Mr. Chang


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 <>

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Seth Romero: People who cross me, have a habit of disappearing!
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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 »


Hard Ticket
Written by Gary Stockdale and Bob Moore
Sung by Gary Stockdale
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"Hard Ticket to Hawaii" has become a Family Favorite
18 October 2015 | by starreythecatSee 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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March 1987 (USA) See more »

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