Anyone with a screen knows that the hit series Hawaii 5-0 and Magnum P.I. are set and filmed in Hawaii. But Hawaii is also the backdrop for dozens of Hollywood blockbuster movies and independent films, too. We’ll talk about some of those films, and about the places they’re filmed. We’ll tell you what famous locations are accessible to the public and which aren’t.
Kualoa Ranch has been featured in some of the most successful Hollywood movies ever. Jurassic Park, Jumanji, and the Hunger Games were all filmed at Kualoa Ranch. The list of such movies is long. We’ll talk about which movies you may have not known were filmed there. The massive ranch is perfect for movies that need exotic locations and spectacular views. And you can book tours to explore the locations of some of the most memorable scenes in recent cinema history.
We’ll also talk about movies where Hawaii becomes a character, like in Honeymoon in Vegas, when legendary Hawaii actor Pat Morita portrayed an easygoing and hilarious cab driver all Hawaii residents could relate to. In movies like 50 First Dates and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, being in Hawaii is practically the whole point. The somber indie hit The Descendants focused on the struggles of a wealthy missionary family on Kauai coming to grips with tragedy and its role as a steward of the land.
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Lanai is a veteran of Hawaii’s film industry and has appeared in Mike & Dave Need Dates and Go for Broke. Lanai discusses his experience with the film industry in Hawaii and offers insight into how movies filmed in Hawaii can help incoming visitors make the most of their experience in the Aloha State. Join us!