Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: H is for Hard Ticket to Hawaii!


Andy Sidaris was a sports producer and director for ABC in the 60's and 70's. But he really wanted to make movies. Keeping this short - he eventually started making movies with his wife Arlene. He wrote and directed; she produced.

They had a incredible formula - action movies mainly shot in their beloved Hawaii. Lots of good looking people in the cast - male and female. Nudity and softcore sex scenes - but much less sleazy than you'd think - almost wholesome (!). Very light profanity. No direct violence against women. Lots of gunfights, fist fights, explosions, and stunts. Tongue in cheek scripts. Andy and Arlene made twelve of these movies in the 80's and 90's. This is one of my favorites, the second in the Golden Twelve.

I find Andy and Arlene Sidaris to be fascinating. I wrote a long post about them and their movies a while back - if you want to read more about them here is a link:

Until next post - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. Hmm. Interesting, to say the least! Lol! Just dropping by from the A-Z challenge.

  2. Early 90's 2:00 AM Cinemax - Great Stuff !

    1. My first viewing was a late night deal too - and making it more nostalgic - from my brother's giant satellite dish - on The Movie Channel! Remember THAT one?

  3. It's great that they made them relatively wholesome. Yeah definitely Skinemax