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Aloha (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Lieberher ... Mitchell
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian | Russian

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Tiki 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,991,497, 19 July 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Stone and Bill Murray appeared in Zombieland (2009). See more »

Goofs

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

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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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References Barbarella (1968) See more »

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Aloha oe
Written by Queen Liliuokalani
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This isn't really a rom-com
1 June 2015 | by rrrrrrrushSee all my reviews

This isn't really a rom-com. It's the story of a broken man trying to pick up the pieces after a contractor-deployment injury left him 18 broken bones; there's a line in the plane in the first few minutes that indicate he might have lost more, which changes the entire story and nature of possible romantic encounters. Romantic attachment is part of the story but it's way more serious than rom-com. The kind of comedy isn't as light as the "com" in "rom- com" either.

It's a strong film with a light mystical side to it, courtesy of a magical child-character and Emma Stone's character.

Peripherally it sheds light on the privatization of the military, and gives the viewer in inside view of Air Force culture in a place cut off from the mainland.

The acting is solid, the plot is inextricable from the setting, and there is a pretty clear plot.


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