Going Coconuts – the movie

October 6, 1978 Oahu, Hawaii

Going Coconuts, the movie.

I remember my mom taking me to see this movie when it came out. It wasn’t until I saw it again many years later that I realized “Lurch” from the TV’s The Addams Family was in it…Ted Cassidy!

Even if this wasn’t the best movie of all times (like you said yourself 🙂 ), I loved watching you and Marie acting. I watched it together with my parents and we loved seeing all the places of Hawaii, we visited ourselves.

Love it!!

I was a huge Donny and Marie fan. Still am. I’m tryi g to track down a copy of this movie to purchase. Cannot find one. Any ideas?

These songs play on my pandora. Loved this movie!

I have watched that movie over and over again love it.

I loved this movie!! I remember going with my mom and sister to see it!!

Isn’t this when you ask Debbie to marry you?

I was 9 years old.
My parents drove me to the Provo Utah studio from Michigan the summer of 79 to see you and Marie. Unfortunately, all we got was a tour and a Donnie pillow. I was so deviated that my parents took me to see Goin’ Coconuts.
I held onto my Donnie and Marie dolls (the real ones in Purple. I refused to touch them. I held onto those until late 80’s, early 70’s.
I heard this song on the radio, everyone was trying to figure out who it was. I knew the first time I heard it, it was Donnie.
Ahhh the memories. 😊

My mom was in the crowd scene!

I was a 21 year old student at UH and had read about filming of this movie. I had a day off and went to the Ala Moana Hotel where I along with other fans were invited to be non paid extras in the concert scene. I sat way in the back of the room and had a fun experience watching them rehearse and perform. I was also able to stand in line for autographs and got both Donny and Marie’s and a photo from another fan who developed and mailed it to me…. no cell phones then. 🙂 References all are saying filming was at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel but the Ala Moana Hotel was also used. Still enjoying your great careers! Aloha and Mahalo Donny and Marie!

I never got to see this movie but I plan on watching it on YouTube.