Aloha, Bobby and Rose

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Aloha, Bobby and Rose
Film Poster for Aloha, Bobby and Rose.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Floyd Mutrux
Produced by Fouad Said
Joel Chernoff
Associate producer:
Terry Morse, Jr.
Executive producer:
Edward Rosen
Written by Floyd Mutrux
Don Simpson (uncredited)
Starring Paul Le Mat
Dianne Hull
Tim McIntire
Leigh French
Martine Bartlett
Noble Willingham
Robert Carradine
Cinematography William A. Fraker
Edited by Danford B. Greene
Cine Artists International
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • April 29, 1975 (1975-04-29)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60,000
Box office $35 million[1]

Aloha, Bobby and Rose is a 1975 American road drama film,[2] written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, and starring Paul Le Mat and Dianne Hull, in addition to Robert Carradine in an early role.


In 1970s Hollywood, small-time auto mechanic Bobby (Paul Le Mat) and fast food waitress Rose (Diane Hull) meet, and fall in love. They dream of a life in Hawaii, and talk of living there in the near future. One night, Bobby’s prank of the “fake” robbery of a convenience store with a shotgun backfires: a young shopkeeper is killed in an accidental homicide. Following the accident, Bobby and Rose become fugitives, and Rose becomes worried about the future of her five-year-old son. They decide to go on the run in Bobby’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.



The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Although production began on October 22, 1973,[3] the release date was April 29, 1975.[4]

It was filmed on a low budget of $60,000, but became a huge box office success, grossing $35 million domestically,[1][5] making it one of the most successful films of 1975.[6][7]

The New York Times gave the film a negative review, stating “The only tragic thing in a film like this is the quality of stupidity the characters are forced to exhibit in order to keep the plot going.”[8]

The Time Out review made some comparisons between Aloha and the critically acclaimed 1973 film American Graffiti, which also starred Le Mat, though the review goes on to say “…with little characterisation or depth, the plot doesn't finally add up to much more than a coda to Graffiti.”[9]


  1. ^ a b Phase 4 Films presents Aloha, Bobby and Rose. Phase 4 Films. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Pratt, Douglas (30 November 2004). Doug Pratt's DVD: Movies, Television, Music, Art, Adult, and More!. UNET 2 Corporation. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-932916-00-3. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "ALOHA BOBBY AND ROSE". British Film Institute. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  4. ^ The New Yorker. 1975. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Aloha, Bobby and Rose, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Schaefer, Dennis; Salvato, Larry (22 January 1986). Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers. University of California Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-520-05336-6. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Andrew J. Rausch; Dequina, Michael (25 February 2008). Fifty Filmmakers: Conversations With Directors from Roger Avary to Steven Zaillian. McFarland. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-7864-3149-6. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Canby, Vincent (30 April 1975). "Aloha, Bobby And Rose (1974)". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aloha Bobby and Rose". Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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