Watch Hard Ticket to Hawaii
- 1 hr 40 min
Hard Ticket to Hawaii is a 1987 action-thriller directed by Andy Sidaris. It stars Ronn Moss, Dona Speir, and Hope Marie Carlton, among others. The movie is set on the beautiful Hawaiian island where two undercover agents, Molokai and Rowdy, are assigned to crack down on drug trafficking. The story begins when Molokai and Rowdy embark on a mission to pick up a special package and deliver it to their boss. However, things go awry when they accidentally end up with the wrong package, which turns out to be a deadly snake. Alongside this, two other female agents, Silk and Jade, are introduced. They operate a helicopter service for tourists and unknowingly become connected to the drug cartel. The band of agents must team up to eradicate the dangerous drug operation and save the island from harm. The movie is a typical example of the traditional 80s Hollywood action drama with guns, explosions, and intense fight sequences. However, the film also succeeds in creating an atmosphere of humor and light-heartedness in the middle of all the action. The humor is often cheesy and absurd, but that's precisely what adds to the fun of the movie. For example, Rowdy has a frisbee that he throws around throughout the movie, which becomes important in the climax. There are three main female characters in the movie - Molokai, Jade, and Silk - each of whom is played by a former Playboy model. The movie's poster features one of the most memorable scenes in which one of the girls is seen holding a rocket launcher, giving off a typical 80s action vibe. Despite the attractive female cast, the movie doesn't necessarily portray women in a positive light. One scene involves a female character showering (albeit in a bikini), and a villainous character spying on her with binoculars. The camera also frequently focuses on the female characters, who are often dressed in bikinis or revealing clothing, catering to the male gaze. One of the most memorable scenes in the movie involves Jade and Silk on top of their helicopter, shooting at evil henchmen with machine guns while dodging incoming rocket-propelled grenades. The action builds up to a thrilling climax, featuring some of the most impressive stunts and explosions. The soundtrack is entirely composed of easy-listening rock and synth-pop tunes, which, while fitting for the film's theme and setting, might feel out of place for some viewers. Overall, Hard Ticket to Hawaii is a quintessential '80s action flick with all the necessary tropes - explosions, guns, and over-the-top action sequences. It also features an attractive female cast and some cheesy humor. While the movie won't win any critical acclaim, it remains a fun watch for fans of this particular genre.