Hurricane (1979)





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This film showed up on TV as Forbidden Paradise, but you can't fool us. It's really The Hurricane, producer Dino De Laurentiis' ill-advised remake of the 1938 Sam Goldwyn production of the same name. The story of the casual cruelties imposed by the white ruling class on the natives of the isle of Manakoora had the advantage of timeliness in 1938; forty-one years later, the story plays like a Gilligan's Island amateur production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Playing the old Jon Hall role of the native … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: James Norman Hall, Lorenzo Semple Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2008
Paramount Pictures



as Capt. Bruckner

as Charlotte Bruckner

as Dr. Danielsson

as Father Malone

as Matangi

as Jack Sanford

as Sgt. Strang

as Lt. Howard

as Cpl. Morrah

as Cmdr. Blair

as Samolo

as Running Man

as Flaeiva

as Fire Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Hurricane

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Inferior redo of original Jon Hall spectacle; state of art effects for 1970s.

May 8, 2009

a terrible remake; a strong wind should have blown this production away before a foot of film was shot.

May 2, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

September 25, 2005
International Press Academy

Audience Reviews for Hurricane


What happened? Jan Troell is normally such a magnificent director. This is one slow moving film. Mia Farrow stinks, the rest of the cast isn?t much better. Visually it is quite beautiful, and technically speaking it is fine, but dramatically it is greatly lacking.

James Higgins

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