Release dateFebruary 26, 1988 (1988-02-26) WriterMike Greco (story), Mike Greco (screenplay), Bob Benedetto (screenplay) GenresComedy, Drama, Coming of age, Comedy-drama CastChris Makepeace (Mike Tognetti), Yuji Okumoto (Kenzo Konishi), Don Michael Paul (Chuck Granville), Andy Bumatai (Kimo Kepoo), Warren Fabro (Kilarney Kauhane), Scott Nakagawa (Scott Tanaka) Similar moviesYuji Okumoto appears in Aloha Summer and Johnny Tsunami, Beyond Paradise (1998), Picture Bride (1994), Flirting with Forty (2008), Rip Girls (2000)
TaglineThere's a time in everyone's life that changes them forever. For six friends, it's this summer.
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Aloha Summer is a 1988 American comedy-drama film about a group of teenagers and their experiences one summer in Hawaii. The film was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and stars Chris Makepeace, Yuji Okumoto, Tia Carrere, and Don Michael Paul.
An American teenager travels from the Contiguous United States to Hawaii with his parents for a vacation and meets five other teenagers. The film follows the teenagers as they learn about surfing, drinking, sex, and friendship.
Caryn James of The New York Times called it "empty nostalgia done for its own sake". Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times wrote the film surprises viewers with its depth and themes, which include racism. TV Guide wrote, "Though they didn't create a very good movie, the filmmakers had their hearts in the right place, and for that they should be commended."