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Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)

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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.

Director:

Paul Cox

Writers:

John Briley, Hilde Eynikel (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Kapuni-Szasz Keanu Kapuni-Szasz ... Malulani
David Wenham ... Father Damien
Jan Kleinejan Jan Kleinejan ... White Officer
Michael W. Perry ... Dr. Trousseau
Aden Young ... Dr. Kalewis
Sam Neill ... Prime Minister Gibson
William Lebus William Lebus ... Reverend Appleyard
Derek Jacobi ... Father Leonor Fousnel
Leo McKern ... Bishop Maigret
Curtis Crabbe ... Amon
Kris Kristofferson ... Rudolph Meyer
Peter O'Toole ... William Williamson
Randy Fyjimori Randy Fyjimori ... Kaho'ohuli
Richard Marks Richard Marks ... Verger
Ryan Rumbaugh 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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Language:

English | Latin | Hawaiian | French

Release Date:

27 January 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Father Damien See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Budget:

€7,436,800 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Father Damien: Hello. You are English?
William Williamson: Yes. I was a medical assistant in Honolulu and I got the blasted disease myself. A lesson to you.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Version of Molokai, la isla maldita (1959) See more »

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Adestes Fideles
Written by John Francis Wade
Sung during the Christmas service
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Well worth seeing this fascinating movie
21 September 1999 | by harris-6See 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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