Hurricane

Hurricane

Director: Jan Troell

Cast: Jan Troell, Jason Robards Jr., Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow

     
 
This film showed up on TV as Forbidden Paradise, but you can't fool us. It's really The Hurricane, producer Dino De Laurentiis' ill-advised remake of the 1938 Sam Goldwyn production of the same name. The story of the casual cruelties imposed by the white ruling class on the natives of the isle of Manakoora had the advantage of timeliness in 1938;

Overview

This film showed up on TV as Forbidden Paradise, but you can't fool us. It's really The Hurricane, producer Dino De Laurentiis' ill-advised remake of the 1938 Sam Goldwyn production of the same name. The story of the casual cruelties imposed by the white ruling class on the natives of the isle of Manakoora had the advantage of timeliness in 1938; forty-one years later, the story plays like a Gilligan's Island amateur production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Playing the old Jon Hall role of the native lad whose rambunctiousness incurs the wrath of the provincial governor, the uniquely ungifted Daton Kane makes Hall look like Sir John Gielgud. Even the expensive hurricane finale (which ate up most of the film's $22 million budget) isn't one-tenth as exciting as the corresponding sequence in the earlier film. The saddest aspect of the 1979 The Hurricane is that it was directed by Jan Troell, who showed flashes of brilliance in his earlier The Emigrants and Zandy's Bride; perhaps significantly, Troell hightailed it back to Sweden after wrapping up his obligation to Dino De Laurentiis.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0844503000071
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
PG
Source:
Legend Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Robards Capt. Bruckner
Mia Farrow Charlotte Bruckner
Max von Sydow Dr. Bascomb
Trevor Howard Father Malone
Dayton Ka'ne Matangi
Timothy Bottoms Jack Sanford
James Keach Sgt. Strang
Richard Sarcione Lt. Howard
Ariirau Tekurarere Moana
Willie Myers Cpl. Morrah
Nick Rutgers Cmdr. Blair
Nancy Hall Rutgers Mrs. Blair
Simplet Tefane Velaga
Piero Bushin Running Man
Noel Teparii Tano
John Taea Flaeiva
Taeve Tetuamia Elder
Manu Tupou Samoio

Technical Credits
Jan Troell Director
Coco Choreography
Joe Day Special Effects
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Danilo Donati Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
James Norman Hall Screenwriter
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Sam O'Steen Editor
Giorgio Postiglione Art Director
Aldo Puccini Special Effects
Glen Robinson Special Effects
José Lopez Rodero Asst. Director
Nino Rota Score Composer
Lorenzo Semple Executive Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hurricane
1. The Island [13:15]
2. A New Culture [25:01]
3. Matangi [8:05]
4. The High Chief Has Spoken [7:08]
5. Tradition [7:56]
6. The Trial [14:14]
7. Charlotte's Visit [11:04]
8. Eye of the Storm [26:13]
9. Safe [6:16]

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