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This is the epic adventure of how an 18th century Hawaiian tribal leader, Kamehameha (The Rock), conquered the seven main islands of Hawaii, and linked those tribes together as a single kingdom under his rule, which established them as a nation rather than a collection of feuding tribes. The timing couldn't have been more perfect, as this consolidation also allowed King Kamehameha to more adequately deal with the English explorers who came to the islands, starting with Captain Cook, who brought to Hawaii the wonders of modern technology, like firearms and tall-mast sailing.
I.S 318 is an inner-city school where more than 65% of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level. It also happens to have the winning-est junior high school chess team in the country.
Fact-based story of Eric Olson's father who worked for the CIA when the agency performed LSD experiments in the 1960s and later died under mysterious circumstances. For 20 years, Olson's family believed he committed suicide. When Olson found out that his father was given LSD by his employers a week before his death, he was compelled to investigate what happened.
"Bye Bye Birdie" centers on Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley-type rock 'n' roll star who is drafted into the Army, much to the horror of his broke agent, Albert Peterson. In an attempt to get some publicity to get rich and marry his sweetheart, Rose, Albert makes arrangements for Conrad to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show," where he will give his last kiss as a civilian to a girl. The lucky recipient, Kim, is selected from Conrad's fan club, and the group sets out to Sweet Apple, Ohio, to meet her, much to the dismay of Kim's new boyfriend, Hugo. Relationships begin to unravel as Rose gets impatient with Albert, and the jealous Hugo knocks Conrad out cold during the televised kiss.