Ukuleles in Movies

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Adam Sandlers's "50 First Dates".
Just watched it on dvd.
On the cover they show a 4 string ukulele but in the movie he plays a 6 string.
I think you have to go the special features to actually see that it is a Kamaka.
How's that for "ukulele obsessed".
Any other sightings or soundings from Hollywood?
 

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in the movie the day lucy lost her memory is my birthday, october 13th.the guy on the jet ski in the beginning is my dad's friend, adam sandler wore a matsumoto's shave ice shirt, and the scene with the dock was shot less than a mile from my house. the scenes w/ the boat were shot in practically my backyard; kaneohe bay, adam sandler worked at sea life park, a real "oceanarium" here. i loved this movie because (to me) it most accurately portrayed hawaii for what it is as i have come to know it.
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In "Shallow Hal", Leeboy? idk his name, but the big guy plays a uke in one of the scenes when Hal goes looking for Rosemary.

Oh and Lilo and Stitch haha yay animated ukes. xP
 

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Adam Sandlers's "50 First Dates".
Just watched it on dvd.
On the cover they show a 4 string ukulele but in the movie he plays a 6 string.
I think you have to go the special features to actually see that it is a Kamaka.
How's that for "ukulele obsessed".
Any other sightings or soundings from Hollywood?

You're dead right. He's playing a custom 6 six string Kamaka uke. The uke on the front cover is the same 6 string but they edited it to look like a 4 string for some reason. Maybe because people wouldn't have a clue about what a 6 string ukulele was.
 
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In "Shallow Hal", Leeboy? idk his name, but the big guy plays a uke in one of the scenes when Hal goes looking for Rosemary.

Oh and Lilo and Stitch haha yay animated ukes. xP

hahaha lilo and stitch are cool :D
when ever i watch i see an ukulele here and there :nana:
 

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In "Shallow Hal", Leeboy? idk his name, but the big guy plays a uke in one of the scenes when Hal goes looking for Rosemary.

Oh and Lilo and Stitch haha yay animated ukes. xP



hmm... animaniukes?
 

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I can't believe nobody has yet mentioned "The Jerk" with Steve Martin on uke and Bernadette Peters on brass playing "Tonight You Belong To Me" -- this was one of the first songs I learned.

have fun!
 

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in the movie "a league of their own" one of the ball players is playing a soprano. I dont think the word "ukulele" is spoken.
 

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Joe vs The Volcano—Tom Hanks plays/sings The Cowboy Song while he and Meg Ryan are adrift.
 

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What? No one mentioned Steve Martin playing "Tonight You Belong To Me" in the movie "The Jerk"? One of my all-time favorites. :D

(Yea, I think Lyle Ritz actually played it...)
 

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What? No one mentioned Steve Martin playing "Tonight You Belong To Me" in the movie "The Jerk"? One of my all-time favorites. :D

(Yea, I think Lyle Ritz actually played it...)

Actually... someone did. :p

I can't believe nobody has yet mentioned "The Jerk" with Steve Martin on uke and Bernadette Peters on brass playing "Tonight You Belong To Me" -- this was one of the first songs I learned.

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thats pretty funny, both brought it up, both astonished it had not been done yet :p
 

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There was a movie a quite a few years ago about Ma Barker, and her gang. I think Theressa Russell was in it. There was a scene where one of the boys had a ukulele, but never did play it.
 

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Marilyn Monroe playing ukulele in the classic movie Some Like it Hot!
 

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it's not a movie but spongebob squarepants plays one in the Camping episode and sings his original "Campfire Song Song"! One of the greatest episodes ever!
 

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it's not a movie but spongebob squarepants plays one in the Camping episode and sings his original "Campfire Song Song"! One of the greatest episodes ever!

Ha! I thought the same thing as I read it -- It IS one of their greatest episodes!!
 

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Last episode of Life on Mars, we see things concluding for Sam to the tune of Iz's Over the Rainbow. The choice of that song may be a giveaway as to what happens.

Also there was a preview for some movie on tv that played a cover of that. Some lesser uke player on a lesser uke. Actually the quality of the uke sounds ok, the effects on it over done. Yes, effects. On this song of all songs. I love using effects, but that just ... ugh. And the strumming technique isn't so good but at least the guy's voice sounds crap.

I'm glad the preview wasn't long.