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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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

€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 movie role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

Quotes

Father Leonor Fouesnel: [refering to a letter in his hand] Your Grace... this is outrageous. He's now demanding timber and nails. He says that he's not going to sleep under a roof until there is adequate cover for all the patients.
Bishop Maigret: There's another article about him in the paper today. The prime minister calls him a Christian hero.
[reads from paper]
Bishop Maigret: "A healthy young man who has sacrificed himself for the dying inhabitants of Molokai." Does he speak of returning?
Father Leonor Fouesnel: Oh no, on the contrary.
[read from the letter in his hand]
Father Leonor Fouesnel: ...
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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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The story supports Molokai as it exits for tourists today.
12 January 2002 | by vernalpSee all my reviews

We rented the movie this evening after spending today touring the tip of Molokai, Hawaii where this story took place. The movie is an excellent supplement for the tour. Richard Marks, our tour guide, did not tell us that he appears in many scenes throughout the movie. He is the tall man who has his feet wrapped in cloth in many scenes. He told us that the movie existed and some background stories about the movie.

Anyone wishing to tour this beautiful site should make sure, in advance, that Richard will be their guide. He is an excellent guide and also one of the people who has Hansen's Disease. He is 72 years old (2002) and a dynamic person.


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