Hawaii (1966) (DVD)
Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow and Richard Harris star in this 1960s drama based on the novel by James A. Michener.
Private passions, clashing cultures and tragedy.
Based on the acclaimed James Michener novel and filmed on location in Hawaii, this epic blockbuster spans two oceans, three continents, was seven years in the making and received as many Oscar nominations!
Max von Sydow stars as Abner Hale, a domineering minister who settles in Hawaii with his wife Jerusha (Julie Andrews) as a missionary. Abner expects the islanders to adjust themselves to him, while Jerusha goes out of her way to understand and appreciate her new neighbours and their culture.
Tiring of her husband's overbearing attitudes, she seeks comfort in the arms of her former lover, whaler Rafer Hoxworth (Richard Harris). Despite the idyllic surroundings, the clash of cultures eventually proves too great for either side
From George Roy Hill, director of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Slaughterhouse Five and Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hawaii also stars Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor and Michael Constantine. Look out for a break through appearance from Bette Midler as a seasick member of the congregation!
Year of production: 1966
Director: George Roy Hill
Running Time: 154 min
Cat No: 163472
No Disc: 1