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Molokai (1999)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (original title)
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The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Director:

Paul Cox

Writers:

John Briley, Hilde Eynikel (book)
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Kapuni-Szasz Keanu Kapuni-Szasz ... Malulani
David Wenham ... Father Damien
Jan Kleinejan Jan Kleinejan ... White Officer
Michael W. Perry ... Dr. Trousseau
Aden Young ... Dr. Kalewis
Sam Neill ... Prime Minister Gibson
William Lebus William Lebus ... Reverend Appleyard
Derek Jacobi ... Father Leonor Fousnel
Leo McKern ... Bishop Maigret
Curtis Crabbe ... Amon
Kris Kristofferson ... Rudolph Meyer
Peter O'Toole ... William Williamson
Randy Fyjimori Randy Fyjimori ... Kaho'ohuli
Richard Marks Richard Marks ... Verger
Ryan Rumbaugh Ryan Rumbaugh ... Little Bishop
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The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Latin | Hawaiian | French

Release Date:

17 March 1999 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Molokai See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,436,800 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,695
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Leo McKern's final credited movie role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

Quotes

Father Damien: [fixing William's hut] There. That should be more comfortable.
William Williamson: All this work for a Protestant? You might go to hell.
Father Damien: I would rather that you took the sacraments, but I don't like you sleeping like this within my sight.
William Williamson: I suppose it would be easier for you if I just died?
Father Damien: Oh, you can't die until I convert you.
William Williamson: Do you honestly believe only catholics go to heaven?
Father Damien: I'm not absolutely certain, but I know that catholics *can* go to heaven.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over a scene of men on horseback with dogs searching a native village for lepers who have been hidden away by their families. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kaluapapa Heavan (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

LA'AU KALIKAMAKA E
Performed by Kalawao Choir and Band
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Sad and slow but very moving
20 July 2002 | by ozoneSee all my reviews

I saw this in a film festival just yesterday. It was not really the sort of film I would go to normally (I'm not really into religious themes in film). I already knew a little of Father Damien's story, and I had a fair idea of how the story would end but I was glad I saw it just the same. I wouldn't say I "enjoyed" it because the subject matter was in many ways depressing but in a way it was an inspiring story. It showed what one man can do to improve the lives of 1000-odd suffering people that the rest of the world has all but forgotten. Damien had a will of iron and he needed it to counter the resistance of the government and his superiors in getting the help he needed.

If this sort of theme appeals to you I'm sure you will appreciate the film, if you definitely don't like religious themes then it's probably better that you don't see it.


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