John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. Through letters and musings across the miles, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with "the girl back home", and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has come to serve. Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John H. Groberg's Tongan odyssey will change his life forever.

  1. Mitch Davis

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Christopher Gorham

    Christopher Gorham

    John H. Groberg

  2. Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway

    Jean Sabin

  3. Joe Folau


  4. Miriama Smith

    Miriama Smith


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  • April 12, 2001


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • March 31, 2002


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $4,720,371.00

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