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Kona Coast (1968)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | May 1968 (USA)
A Hawaiian boat captain tries to prove a wealthy playboy killed his daughter 1968

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Gilbert Ralston (screenplay), John D. MacDonald (story "Bimini Gal")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Boone ... Capt. Sam Moran
Vera Miles ... Melissa Hyde
Joan Blondell ... Kittibelle Lightfoot
Steve Ihnat ... Kryder
Chips Rafferty ... Charlie Lightfoot
Kent Smith ... Akamai
Sam Kapu Jr. Sam Kapu Jr. ... Kimo
Gina Villines Gina Villines ... Mim Lowry
Duane Eddy ... Tiger Cat
Scott Thomas Scott Thomas ... Tate Packer
Erwin Neal Erwin Neal ... Junior Packer
Doris Erikson Doris Erikson ... Doris Erickson
Gloria Nakea Gloria Nakea ... Dee
Robert M. Luck Robert M. Luck ... Kunewa (as Lucky Luck)
Kaai Hayes Kaai Hayes ... Butler
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A Hawaiian boat captain tries to prove a wealthy playboy killed his daughter 1968

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IT'S WHERE IT'S AT... The action, the adventure, the excitement of a turned-on world that can't turn itself off! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vingar primeiro, amar depois See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Hokey
25 August 2011 | by gordon-287See all my reviews

To the other reviewers here, I would add:

Cons: The dialog is contrived, the acting is poor, and the story is sophomoric. This all adds up to "hokey" as an apt description for this movie that must have escaped as opposed to being released. It's a miracle that Boone was even able to get Blondell and Miles to be in it. They must have needed to pay some bills.

There was one scene in which the goons hired by the bad guy beat him up next to a phone booth, and the police arrive not more than five seconds after he hits the ground! How's that for response by our boys in blue? What this adds up to is a hokey film, so save your time (and money if you thought of buying the DVD).

Pros: The scenery is nice. A lot has changed in the 40+ years since the filming of this movie, but those who have been to Kailua-Kona will recognize some of the views along Alii Drive.


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