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Almost Famous (2000)

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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

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Storyline

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo. Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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22 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Something Real  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£511,896 (UK) (9 February 2001)

Gross:

ESP 129,054,292 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The school shown for a few seconds at the beginning of the film is the University of San Diego High School, Cameron Crowe's alma mater. Crowe gave his high school journalism teacher, Daniel Wilson, a cameo during the high school graduation scene. The concert scenes that open the film were filmed at the San Diego Sports Arena, down the road from USDHS . See more »

Goofs

In the Untitled version, when William and Lester Bangs are alone on the San Diego corner, just after Lester refers to "his many fans", a 1990s Obey Giant (aka "Andre Has a Posse") poster is on the traffic box on the left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine Miller: I can't believe you wanna be Atticus Finch. Oh, that makes me feel so good.
Young William: I like him.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Frances McDormand's name is originally misspelled (as Francis), but the hand writing the names erases and corrects the name. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Recess: School's Out (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Slip Away
Written by William Armstrong, Marcus Lewis Daniel & Wilbur Terrell
Performed by Clarence Carter
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great film...buy the Director's Cut DVD!
26 December 2003 | by (Wigan, England) – See all my reviews

There are two things that make this film one of the best made in the last few years- characters and music. I am personally not a big fan of 70s music, but it is used very well in this film, most of my favourite scenes are made all the more memorable by the music, which includes America (Simon & Garfunkel), Tiny Dancer, Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters (both Elton John), River (Joni Mitchell) Paranoid (Black Sabbath) and Feel Flows (The Beach Boys) Most of the actors and actresses in this film give the performance of their lives, Frances McDormand being especially comical as William's mother, and many of the best moments are all hers. William himself has an endearing quality about him to the audience, and I'm surprised I haven't seen Patrick Fugit in any other films since this one. A great film, and the Directors Cut DVD is well worth the money, especially for those of you (like me) who had previously only watched the UK version.


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