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.

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Cameron Crowe

Writer:

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
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Storyline

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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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On June 2, 2015, director Cameron Crowe apologized in a piece written for his blog "The Uncool" for what he described as an "odd or misguided casting choice", having Emma Stone playing a character whose father is half-Chinese and half-Hawaiian. He took full responsibility for the presentation of the character, after the film caused controversy and criticism for presenting whitewashed versions of Hawaii and its residents. See more »

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Allison Ng puts her helmet on and the visor is shiny but in the next edit she has the leather protector on and has to remove it to reveal the shiny section. Allison then has her hands clearly up towards the helmet area but in the next shot her hand are down right before she gives the "hang ten" sign. See more »

Quotes

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

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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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Young Americans
Written and Performed by David Bowie
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It will make your wife happy
30 May 2015 | by screams_3See all my reviews

I read the reviews before going to the movie, after reading reviews like "Will it end Emma Stone career?" I was expecting a total disaster. Being married, I saw a bunch of chick flick that were painful to watch (aka. The Big Wedding), and "Aloha!" is not one of them.

As a men, I was a little bored, I had a look at my watch a few times, but it is not painful to watch. I had to go see a chick flick if I want my wife to be willing to go watch people being eating alive in Jurassic World in 2 weeks.

My wife was happy, she had a great night. In fact, all the woman in the theater were having fun...by the way the theater was full. They were laughing, had a few tears at the end.

After the movie, I was watching people leaving and it was always the same scenario, 2 woman talking together totally excited (probably by Bradley Cooper) and behind there was the 2 husbands walking looking completely bored.

It's a chick flick....what do you expect?


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,670,235, 31 May 2015

Gross USA:

$21,067,116

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,250,020
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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