Sunday, June 17, 2007

Miriama Smith & Pua Magasiva in "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001)

In the 2001 film, based on a true story, John Groberg becomes a missionary who travels to the remote Tongan islands in the 1950's where he lives life and becomes a member of the community. Miriama Smith (Elsa, Dino Thunder) appears in the film as Lavania, a member of the village who takes an interest in John, who turns down her advances in favor of the love he left behind in America. The two become close friends instead. Also appearing in the film is Pua Magasiva (Shane, Ninja Storm), who portrays another member of the Tongan village who befriends John. Magasiva portrays Finau, who meets a tragic end which changes John's life. Smith & Magasiva appeared together again in the Dino Thunder episodes "Thunder Storm, Parts 1 and 2"

Miriama Smith

Pua Magasiva

"The Other Side of Heaven" is available on DVD

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