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Tempted (2003)

A married woman becomes attracted to a young man after she takes the ashes of her nanny to Hawaii.


Maggie Greenwald
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Madsen ... Emma Burke
Lainie Kazan ... Julia
Jason Momoa ... Kala
Kieu Chinh ... Kehau (as Kieu-Chinh)
Andrew McFarlane ... Mike
Brooke Harman ... Jamie
Mikhael Wilder Mikhael Wilder ... Billy
James Dean ... Neil
Robert Coleby ... Lawyer
Gerry Day Gerry Day ... Rev. Stewart
Robert Díaz Robert Díaz ... Hank
Todd Leigh ... Scott
Gabriella Di Labio Gabriella Di Labio ... Sally
Ariu Lang Sio Ariu Lang Sio ... Porter
Kent Harding Kent Harding ... Developer


Workaholic Mike grudgingly minds the kids while his wife, legal assistant Emma Burke, flies to Hawai with ashes of Lily, the native who raised her and came to Boston with her. On the minor Hawaian island, Emma finally gets acquainted (again) with her family, and decides to stay, also to help with their flower nursery's legal problems. She also learns her biological mother is alive and well on the island, but refuses to talk to her now and starts an ill-considered affair with handsome cousin Kala. Mike flies in with the two children, complicating everything further. Written by KGF Vissers

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On a trip to paradise, one woman discovers everything she has... may not be everything she desires.


Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

10 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Returning Lily See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Did You Know?


When Kala takes Emma to see the family altar, he rests his right hand on the altar and reaches to put down the flowers he's holding in his left hand. There's a closeup of his hand placing the flowers down, and they're suddenly in his right hand. See more »


Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg / Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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the music in tempted
25 September 2006 | by salomecaillotSee all my reviews

HI everybody,

I've just seen the movie Tempted here in France and well,

I think it was a nice movie to see in the afternoon when you don't want to think about your studies :p !

there's something I'd like to ask you:

Durind the movie we can hear a very nice song, and I'd really like to now its title, and who's the man who sings it!

It's quite famous, I've already heard it many times... but I just can't remember its name !

If someone could help me, it would be very very great !

thank you very much !

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