Hawaii (1966)




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Hawaii hadn't even begun filming when director Fred Zinnemann was replaced by George Roy Hill; similarly, the role intended for Charlton Heston ended up being played by Richard Harris (though Heston would eventually star in the 1970 sequel, The Hawaiians). Based on James A. Michener's best-selling novel, the time frame of which was spread out over several centuries, the film concentrates only on the years 1820 to 1841. Still, Michener's basic point, that the virginal sanctity of the Hawaiian … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Dalton Trumbo, Daniel Taradash
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2005
United Artists


Julie Andrews

as Jerusha Hale
Max von Sydow

as Abner Hale
Richard Harris

as Rafer Hoxworth
Torin Thatcher

as Rev. Dr. Thorn
Carroll O'Connor

as Charles Bromley
Elizabeth Cole

as Abigail Bromley
Diane Sherry

as Charity Bromley
Heather Menzies

as Mercy Bromley
Gene Hackman

as John Whipple
John Cullum

as Rev. Immanuel Quigle...
Lou Antonio

as Rev. Abraham Hewlett
Jocelyne LaGarde

as Queen Malama
Jocelyne La Garde

as Queen Malama
Malcolm Atterbury

as Gideon Hale
Dorothy Jeakins

as Hepzibah Hale
George Rose

as Capt. Janders
John Harding

as Collins
Robert Oakley

as Micah (age 4)
Henrik von Sydow

as Micah (age 7)
Clas S. von Sydow

as Micah (age 12)
Bertil Werjefelt

as Micah (age 18)
Bette Midler

as Passenger
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Critic Reviews for Hawaii

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Hawaii, as it happens, is a normal, lively, fairly intelligent ten-ton mouse.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Hill's direction, solid in the intimate dramatic scenes, is as good in crowd shots which rep the major external events.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
Top Critic

The conflict between na?ve dogma and na?ve innocence is effectively established, but the spectacle is always broader than it is deep.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
Time Out
Top Critic

Although the film tells the sadly ironic story of the extinction of one culture upon invasion by another, one comes out of the theater not so much moved as numbed.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

It cost more than $15 million, and every penny is on the screen.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
TV Guide's Movie Guide

[Hill] fights a losing battle to keep the sprawling story in check but, aided by his cast, imbues the piece with the stormy passion that this mammoth production requires.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005

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