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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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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 »

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When the helicopter is shot down and blows up in mid-air, you can clearly see the rod it is hanging from at the top of the screen. See more »

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Jade: [referring to man doing handstand on skateboard] Hang on Rowdy. We got some nutcase in front of us.
Rowdy Abilene: Man...he must be smoking some heavy doobies.
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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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References Stacey (1973) 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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An intellectual classic and a must see for all conspiracy theorists!
23 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This non-fiction masterpiece retells the riveting true story of two beautiful government super-agents, their pet snake & a diabolical criminal plot, the implications of which will surely send chills down your spine.

The safety of the free world is at stake as the evil Dr. Chang and his wily henchmen plot to flood the Hawaiian economy with drugs and diamonds. Only Donna & Taryn, two of the greatest agents this government has ever known, stand in the way. Armed only with nunchuks and throwing stars and with the help of their little reptile friend and his venom, specially engineered toxins derived from the diseased blood of cancerous rats, the two foxy ladies and the two secret super studs, Rowdie and Jade, embark upon their dangerous mission.

Will our heroes be able to stop these nefarious villains and save the world? Only through hot tub strategy sessions and with the help of Rowdie & Jade's "Trunk of Toys" will our heroes prevail.


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