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. Written by
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
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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?
Ka'iulani means "highest point of heaven" in the Hawaiian language. 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
Hawaiians remember Princess Ka'iulani as the hope she brought to her people. The flame of our great chiefess burns brightly in the soul of our nation.
Ho'opuka e Ka La Maka Hikina
Performed by Howell 'Chinky' Mahoe See more