Release dateNovember 27, 1992 Based onSaved by the Bell
by Sam Bobrick WriterSam Bobrick (television series), Bennett Tramer CastMark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), Mario López (A.C. Slater), Dustin Diamond (Screech), Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano), Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle) Similar moviesSaved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas are part of the same movie series
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style is a 1992 made-for-TV movie based on the television series Saved by the Bell and featured the regular cast of that series.
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style occurred during the continuity of the original series, during a summer holiday. In the movie, Kelly's grandfather, played by Dean Jones, invites the kids to stay at his hotel in Hawaii. However, someone else is out to buy his land and build a hotel/resort complex, and the group has to save it.
As would eventually be the case with Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, Hawaiian Style was presented as a two-hour movie on NBC, although when aired in syndication, it is commonly split into four regular length episodes, all featuring the song "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince in the opening credits as opposed to the traditional Saved by the Bell theme.
The film received positive reception from fans, but like the rest of the series was panned by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received 59% positive from fans, but with no score from critics.
The movie ranked #51 for the week, with a 9.5/17 rating/share (ranking third in its timeslot behind Family Matters on ABC at #42, and The Golden Palace on CBS at #46), and was watched by 17 million viewers (ranking second in its timeslot in terms of viewers, behind Family Matters (17.5 million), but ahead of The Golden Palace (14.6 million))