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Almost Famous (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  22 September 2000 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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


Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Something Real  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,314,646 (USA) (15 September 2000)


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

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut) | (DVD extended cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Russell gets electrocuted on stage is based on an incident where Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was severely shocked on stage during a concert on Dec 12th, 1976 at the Lakeland Civic Center in Florida. See more »


When Anita talks their mom into pulling over to tell William how old he really is, Elaine turns the car steering wheel one way, but the car pulls over in the opposite direction. See more »


[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

Actress Amy Wright is credited for the role of 'Mrs. Deegan' in director's cut of the movie on DVD in 2001, but not on Blu-ray 2008. Actor Shannon Saint Ryan is credited on director's cut DVD as 'Shannon St Ryan'. On director's cut Blu-ray he's 'Shannon Saint Ryan'. Actor Bodhi Pine Elfman is on director's cut DVD 'Bodie Elfman', on director's cut Blu-ray 'Bodhi Elfman'. See more »


Referenced in Even Stevens: Hardly Famous (2002) See more »


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Wonderfuly captured piece of time that breaks the age barrier and pulls all generations in
23 September 2000 | by (Fresno CA) – See all my reviews

As I exited the movie theater after viewing Cameron Crows latest adventure, I was struggling with what to say to my date. As I didnt want to just sit there and say nothing, I was forced to due to so many feelings and thoughts about Almost Famous. Luckily, she felt the same way and so for a few moments we just sat there, staring off into the screen, wishing, wanting, and feeling for that movie. It was so nicely done. From the acting, brilliantly handled, to the directing, never camrons problem, down to the sets, costumes, audio, and other wonderfully placed visuals. Not only was the movie well thought out, but it became one of those rare films in which everyone, boy girl, man woman, could feel for at least one person, part, event. I would reccomend anyone I know to see this movie. It was a chance to take yourself away from your own problems and let you watch someone elses moving you all the way through. ****/****

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