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Hurricane (1979)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  12 April 1979 (USA)
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The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

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Charlotte Bruckner
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Father Malone
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Bernadette Sarcione ...
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Daniel Taea ...
Mali
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The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

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There is only one safe place... in each other's arms.

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12 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Roman Polanski was contracted by 'Dino De Laurentiis' to direct this film, but when Polanski fled to country to avoid prosecution on a sex-with-a-minor charge Jan Troell was hired to replace him at the last minute. See more »

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Mia Farrow falls for boy from wrong side of the lagoon
13 December 2005 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

HURRICANE is not a great film, but it sure IS entertaining. Some of the scenes and situations are ludicrous (Jason Robards has the hots for his daughter, Mia Farrow) and the dialogue is often hilarious. But if you stick around, you'll find that the production values are astonishing. Among the talents behind the camera are Jan Troell (THE EMIGRANTS, THE NEW LAND), who directed; Sven Nykvist (cinematographer for many of Ingmar Berman's later films) who filmed on location in the South Pacific; and Nino Rota, who wrote a lovely, haunting musical theme. The performances aren't so bad (considering the dialogue) and the special effects at the end show you why this was one of the most expensive films of its day.


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