Inspired by true events. Princess Ka'iulani is the daughter of a Hawaiian princess and a Scottish businessman. As a teenager, she is sent to England to be educated, but after the death of her uncle King Kalakaua and the accession of her aunt Queen Liliu'okalani, Ka'iulani becomes the next heir to the throne. The possibility of U.S. annexation is looming and the rights of her people are threatened. Ka'iulani is torn between life in England with handsome young suitor Clive Davies or returning to her beloved Hawai'i.
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking
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14 May 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $186,980,
16 May 2010, Limited Release
Gross USA: $883,887, 26 September 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The first film ever permitted to shoot inside Honolulu's Iolani Palace. See more
There is a clear shot of a chameleon walking across the screen. Chameleons are not native to Hawaii and the first ones were introduced in 1972. See more
What my father is saying is that I'm grateful to be a guest and would never presume to talk about the politics of Hawaii, which reminds me of this hen.
Hen reminds you of Hawaii?
"It does actually. Natural, unspoiled, perfect. For as long as anyone can remember, pepper has been the perfect seasoning for hen." She pours pepper. "Lately though, salt, a white mineral from the sea has been the fashion." She pours salt. "Careful to add just a bit, as the perfect balance can be easily upset." Then ...
Lei No Ka'iulani
Music and lyrics by John Edwards
Performed by Blaine Kia and Isaac Sonny Kalua See more