Charlton Heston brings to the island a shipload of Chinese slaves to work the plantation fields. With Asian Tina Chen at his side, Heston creates a thriving pineapple plantation. But the cultural conflicts depicted in HAWAII persist. Heston's Hawaiian wife (Geraldine Chaplin) takes their son away to raise him in her tradition. The years pass. Chen returns penniless. After more crosscurrents of conflict and tragedy, Heston and Chen's children will wed each other, uniting the two families.