A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.


Cameron Crowe


Cameron Crowe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Brian Gilcrest
Emma Stone ... Allison Ng
Rachel McAdams ... Tracy Woodside
Bill Murray ... Carson Welch
John Krasinski ... John 'Woody' Woodside
Danny McBride ... Colonel 'Fingers' Lacy
Alec Baldwin ... General Dixon
Bill Camp ... Bob Largent
Jaeden Martell ... Mitchell (as Jaeden Lieberher)
Danielle Rose Russell ... Grace
Michael Chernus ... Roy
Edi Gathegi ... Lt. Colonel Curtis
Dennis Bumpy Kanahele Dennis Bumpy Kanahele ... Dennis 'Bumpy' Kanahele (as Dennis 'Bumpy' Kanahele)
Elizabeth Marvel ... Launch Announcer - Natalie
Ivana Milicevic ... Carson Biographer


A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs - the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii - and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including suggestive comments. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin appeared together in It's Complicated (2009). See more »


The shoulder boards on the General go from tucked below the collar to above the collar during his tirade. See more »


[first lines]
Brian Gilcrest: [narrating] There was a time I knew everything in the sky. Every satellite, every constellation, souvenirs of space walks and astronauts and rockets launched by NASA in the '60s. As a kid, I looked up and felt the future. It belonged to me.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1968 Columbia Pictures logo. The Torch lady is wearing a lei, in keeping with the Hawaiian setting. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Columbia Pictures logo starts the film in the United States versions, the version released an International has the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of film. See more »


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Cameron, What Happened?
30 May 2015 | by condillonSee all my reviews

Aloha follows the story of Brian Gilcrest, a celebrated military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for a hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Coming from Cameron Crowe, you initially know what to feel and what to contemplate when a film of his comes to the screen, he certainly did deliver all of his usual statistics in this but something was a bit off about all the accusations in the final results of this film. A good thing about making a film understandable is to have a comprehensible plot, the one question I was asking myself throughout most the film is "What's The Plot?", I had no Idea what was going on, the film didn't give any hint or accusation that made me wonder what the film is about until like a hour in. The forced affinity and love connection between Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone's characters didn't really fasten well, it really gets all up in your face. Given that Cooper's character hated Stone's character for half of the film and then suddenly they just fall for each other in a blink of a eye just doesn't mesh together properly. The only good chemistry was between Cooper and McAdam's characters really because they showed more emotion to each other. The script was a bit despondent with a lot of it not making any actual sense and have nothing to do with the film but at times it was actually quick-witted and clever that made you wish it was kept like throughout the film. The editing was cut really promptly with you saying "Wait, What?", it really continued to happen continually throughout the film with no premise to what happens in a few scenes. You could really recognize all of Crowe's attributes with the soothing soundtrack, clever dialogue and brilliant humor that sparks out so effectively. Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin were really underused in this film with their lack of screen time. Overall, this film did have a sufficient ending that I loved but really didn't make up for the rest of it, It continually had its moments but it did have some witty aspects that won me over but really this was one disappointing trip.

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English | Hawaiian | Russian

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Volcano Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »


Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,670,235, 31 May 2015

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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