Aloha Summer (1988)

Genres - Drama, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Aloha Summer is set in 1959 Hawaii. The six teenaged protagonists are drawn from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, resulting in the expected prejudices, hostilities and misunderstandings. The story's focus is on Chris Makepeace, an Italian-American lad who learns by means both soft and hard how to get along with, and understand, those different from himself. A few Kung-Fu scenes are thrown in whenever the action threatens to flag. While bereft of surprises, Aloha Summer is a magnificently photographed delight for surf-movie aficionados.



surfing, coming-of-age, cross-cultural-relations, friendship, prejudice, prostitute/prostitution, sports, vacation