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Aloha (2015)

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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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Official Sites:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally slated for wide theatrical release in France on September 2, 2015. Due to the film's poor commercial performance, the French branch of 20th Century Fox cancelled the release, deciding instead to put the film on video-on-demand platforms in January 2016. The film premiered on the French version of Netflix on October 19, 2015. See more »

Goofs

USAF personnel are shown outdoors in uniform but not wearing hats. Regulations require all service personnel to wear headgear ("covers") outdoors, which must be removed when indoors. However, when USAF personnel are located on the flightline (aircraft operations area), the wear of headgear is strictly prohibited as they could easily be ingested into aircraft intakes causing major damage to engines and other mechanics. In addition, base commanders have the authority to declare a "no hat/no salute" parameter for celebrations/receptions on the flightline even if nearby aircraft are stationary and powered down. See more »

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[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: San Andreas/Aloha (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wonderful World of Color
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by The Wellingtons
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Aloha is identity crisis masquerading as a movie.
12 December 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Aloha has absolutely no idea what it wants to be. If I had to count, I'd say there are about 10 subplots in this movie which is about 9 too many for a romcom. Sure, it's based on real-life, but that's no excuse to make a terrible movie. It's a chore to watch this thing, it took me three separate sittings before I can make it to the end without falling asleep or dying of boredom. Its tone is probably the worst offender. Like I said, it has no idea what it wants to be, so it tries to be everything. A love story, a political statement, a bittersweet comedy, a tense drama-mystery about a guy trying to control space - it does not mesh well at all. I had forgotten Alec Baldwin was even in the movie at one point, and that was probably the most interesting storyline in the damn thing. It's frustrating because there is a good story in there! Somewhere! I think. It's hard to tell with all the surrounding sh*t.

The cast is the only good thing about this movie. It's just a shame watching them have to recite this terrible dialogue to one another. They even have chemistry at times which helps during the cringe-y moments, but convincing acting doesn't make a bad script good. It just makes a bad script... somewhat watchable. But don't watch it. It sucks.


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