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Molokai (1999)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (original title)
The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Kapuni-Szasz ...
Malulani
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Jan Kleinejan ...
White Officer
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Dr. Trousseau
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Dr. Kalewis
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William Lebus ...
Reverend Appleyard
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Amon
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Randy Fyjimori ...
Kaho'ohuli
Richard Marks ...
Verger
Ryan Rumbaugh ...
Little Bishop
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »
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17 March 1999 (Belgium)  »

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€7,436,800 (estimated)
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Leo McKern's final credited film role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

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Rudolph Meyer: Oh, Damien, look at all this I've brought you. More than I ever got out of the government.
Father Damien: I have a bishop with a conscience.
Rudolph Meyer: I'm a good Lutheran, I've got no faith in bishops. What are you doing?
Father Damien: I am making a windbreak. We have winds in Belgium too.
Rudolph Meyer: They picked the worst hole in Hawaii. Because of that valley you never see the sun rise and you never see it set. If they were putting away murderers they couldn't have thought of a better place.
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The opening credits play over a scene of men on horseback with dogs searching a native village for lepers who have been hidden away by their families. See more »

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O'OE MAU ME AU
Written by Robert Lowry
Performed by Mark Akaka
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Well worth seeing this fascinating movie
21 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

The fact that this movie was primarily filmed in Kalaupapa on the north shore of our island, does not unduly influence my judgment that this is a very interesting movie. The acting of the "international" cast is quite fine. But so is that of my childhood friend, Keanu Kapuni-Szasz, as a young girl who contracts leprosy and later presents a slight temptation to Father Damien. Many, many "topside" Molokai residents joined with the few remaining Kalaupapa residents (who have Hansen's Disease) in this production. Viewers will be inspired by their beauty and spirit. Aloha.


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