Inspired by true events. Princess Ka'iulani is the daughter of a Hawaiian princess and a Scottish businessman. As a teenager, she is sent to England to be educated, but after the death of her uncle King Kalakaua and the accession of her aunt Queen Liliu'okalani, Ka'iulani becomes the next heir to the throne. The possibility of U.S. annexation is looming and the rights of her people are threatened. Ka'iulani is torn between life in England with handsome young suitor Clive Davies or returning to her beloved Hawai'i. Written by
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
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Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking
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14 May 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $186,980
(16 May 2010)
(26 September 2010)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Actress Leo Anderson Akana, who plays Queen Liliuokalani in this film, has previously played both Liliuokalani and Princess Ka'iulani on stage. This was Akana'a first major film role, despite a long career as a professional theatre actor. See more
In one shot, a chameleon walks across the screen. Chameleons are not native to Hawaii; they were first introduced in 1972. See more
Hawaiians remember Princess Ka'iulani as the hope she brought to her people. The flame of our great chiefess burns brightly in the soul of our nation.
Written by King David Kalakaua and Henri Berger
Performed by The Royal Hawaiian Band See more