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Molokai (1999)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (original title)
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The true story of the 19th 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 19th 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Budget:

€7,436,800 (estimated)
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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 film role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

Quotes

Father Damien: No, I want it true. I beg you, let me give you the last rites.
William Williamson: You're stubborn, Damien. No. I'm the one that got away. Don't worry, I'll say a good word for you on the other side.
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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

HE PULE HO'OLA
Performed by Charles Kauhi Kaupu
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A story that matters
23 July 2000 | by serena.sSee all my reviews

This is an unusual film in our present fashion for films to be about a "day in the life" of insignificant people doing insignificant (usually antisocial) things. This is a story told with great compassion and notable expertise. The cast is remarkable for the number of "stars" playing minor roles. Paul Cox's films leave you with a greater understanding of the human spirit and this was is one of his best.


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