Hawaii (1966)

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Hawaii Photos

Movie Info

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 islands was forever shattered by the incursion of the white man, remains intact. Max Von Sydow stars as Abner Hale, an imperious minister who settles in Hawaii with his wife, Jerusha Bromley Hale (Julie Andrews). While Abner expects the islanders to adapt to him rather than the other way around, Jerusha goes out of her way to understand and appreciate her new neighbors. She eventually seeks comfort in the arms of her former lover Rafer Hoxworth (Richard Harris). Despite the lush location footage and such spectacular highlights as pagan ceremonies and an outsized typhoon, the scene most filmgoers remember is Julie Andrews' agonizingly convincing childbirth sequence. All told, it took seven years to translate Hawaii from script to screen -- and almost that long to make back its 15-million-dollar cost. In the early scenes of Hawaii (the 171-minute version, rather than the 151-minute reissue), Bette Midler plays a bit part as a ship passenger.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Studio:
United Artists

Cast

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 Quigley
Lou Antonio
as Rev. Abraham Hewlett
Jocelyne La Garde
as Queen Malama
Jocelyne LaGarde
as Queen Malama
Manu Tupou
as Keoki
Ted Nobriga
as Kelolo
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 (8) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
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… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The film features a towering performance by Max von Sydow ... although it's Jocelyne LaGarde who nabbed the most praise for her delightful turn.

Full Review… | February 6, 2016
Creative Loafing

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

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Hawaii

A two and a half hour film made me squirm and give up several times on this 7 Oscar winning epic in the Hawaii islands, but due to the star power in this film (Richard Harris, Julie Andrews, Max Van Snydow and yes, Gene Hackman!) I found this film hard to stop watching. SEE the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha8BZd4Jc4I A tale of romance, forbidden romance, unrequited love and a gentle native population that was told it had to turn to God rather than continue its lifestyle of adultry and pagan worship. Naturally, that was a tough sell. But the minister and especially his wife endear themselves to the natives. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9WnpTta2Um4X8mREPQIRWbKWDIe4Ug_X0YPV3X8Sx__k9wBLs[/img] The antagonist in this one is Richard Harris, a ship captain who for two years wrote from afar but Julie Harris never got his letters of adoration. They eventually reunite in Hawaii but she'd already married the minister, Max Van Snydow. Snydow plays a stellar performance as the strict, unyielding Calvinist minister that feels everything the natives do is contrary to the law of God. He encourages spying on the habits of natives to admonish them from his crude pulpit. His wife, Julie Harris, is the opposite. A gentle soul who waited for several years for her true love to come back from the sea, but whose parents encouraged her to settle for the minister. Tragic consequences await the natives to convert to Christianity. Fortunately, the ruling natives have already had exposure to the white man and have learned crude English. Some subtitles, but priciple actors speak English. Women will most likely love this film more than men, as it is not a action flick most of the time. You will grow to despise Max Van Snydow for his role of an obsessed, unloving reverend and evangelist. Beautifully shot in gorgeous island locations, the action covers only a decade of the centuries covered by bestseller book "Hawaii" by James Mitchener. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1kVhdfajIewJJM_fQFoQtqB16FSxTj3yitW27ZIDRYy9yoyjl8g[/img] REVIEWS by RT folk: 80% A sad but engaging movie, with some compelling and sympathetic characters, who face a great deal of tragedy. 80% Superb acting tackle the quiet brutality of the Westernized world and it's destructive influence. 40% This movie is a boring snooze-fest that I personally think should be remade. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTBQlmgFq6YzDrK1wyrATVTfqP7D96EgaGq8m5kUeQECel94G96[/img] NOTES: 1 Years later, Van Snydow would play the role of a Catholic priest in The Exorcist. Scenes in Hawaii of him as the Calvinist minister are at times very similar and chilling to watch. 2 Lots of nude shots of the breasts of native females were blurred out on my version of the film, unfortunately! 3 Bette Midler had her first on-screen movie appearance in Hawaii as a ship passenger with no dialogue. Award nominations Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Jocelyne LaGarde) Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Russell Harlan) Academy Award for Costume Design, Color (Dorothy Jeakins) Academy Award for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (Linwood G. Dunn) Academy Award for Original Music Score (Elmer Bernstein) Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song (Elmer Bernstein (music) Mack David (lyrics) for the song "My Wishing Doll" Academy Award for Best Sound (Gordon E. Sawyer of Samuel Goldwyn Sound Studios) Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Max von Sydow) 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Directed by George Roy Hill Produced by Walter Mirisch Written by James A. Michener (novel) Dalton Trumbo & Daniel Taradash (screenplay) Starring Julie Andrews Max von Sydow Gene Hackman Jocelyne LaGarde Richard Harris Carroll O'Connor Music by Elmer Bernstein Cinematography Russell Harlan Editing by Stuart Gilmore Studio The Mirisch Corporation Distributed by United Artists Release date(s) October 10, 1966 Running time 189 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $15 million Box office $34,562,222 [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/07/Hawaii_%28film%29.jpg/220px-Hawaii_%28film%29.jpg[/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

I have seen numerous movies in my entire lifetime and whether they are good or bad, the movies that I have watched always include some entertaining value. But with 1966's "Hawaii" I get a movie that really bored me out of my skull. Based off the novel of the same name by James A. Michener, starring Julie Andrews, Richard Harris, and Max Von Sydow, and directed by George Roy Hill, this movie is one that I cannot stand. Rest assured, it's a bad or terrible film per se, but it is a movie that is severely flawed. This movie is a boring snooze-fest that I personally think should be remade. The plot of the movie centers on a band of Christian mercenaries to go to the islands of Hawaii and convert the natives living there to listen to the word of God. Lead by the Rev. Abner Hale (Sydow) and new wife Jerusha, they arrive at the islands during the 1800s to get rid of the native's old religious beliefs so that they will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. What I mean by this is that the native Hawaiians habits include having all of the women swim out to new ships topless, and they practice incest, which Rev. Hale describes as immoral. The native Hawaiians do believe in the word of God unless Rev. Hale will curse their sins toward Hell. "Hawaii" is a long and tedious adult drama. If someone is watching this movie for the first time all the way through, they will get the idea of foreigners coming to a native world and trying to change their lifestyles. We have seen this before in modern movies like "Pocahontas" and more recently "District 9". The acting in the movie is tolerable, but it would have been better had the cast been replaced with other actors. But what really puts me off throughout the rest of the film is the pacing. At nearly three hours long, the movie moves like a tortoise race. It gets almost nowhere. If this movie has a chance of being remade for today's audience, then I would probably appreciate it better. But as it stands, "Hawaii" is a boring that I cannot tolerate watching. There is, however, one item on the agenda that I did enjoy the movie for. And that's the location of Hawaii itself. The scenery is amazing to look at and the cinematography captures the island's presence quite well. But that's the only good thing that I can say for this film. Overall, "Hawaii" is a jumbled mess of a movie that could have been easily improved. If a remake does happen, then I might like it better. But as it stands, this film bores me with only a few entertaining moments.

James Kettering
James Kettering
½

Turgid, overlong epic has beautiful location scenery and a story with possibilities- organized religion's arrogant assumption that what it believes is right even if it destroys a civilization is right. While it conveys that in many ways something is ultimely missing from the overall film that keeps it from being involving keeping the viewer at a distance. Von Sydow is a fine actor but his Reverend Hale is such a pompous, small minded autocrat that spending over 2 1/2 hours with him is a trial. Julie Andrews is wasted although she does have one good scene near the end.

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jay nixon

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