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Almost Famous -- 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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13 September 2000 (USA) See more »
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Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Crudup ... Russell Hammond

Frances McDormand ... Elaine Miller

Kate Hudson ... Penny Lane

Jason Lee ... Jeff Bebe

Patrick Fugit ... William Miller

Zooey Deschanel ... Anita Miller

Michael Angarano ... Young William

Anna Paquin ... Polexia Aphrodisia

Fairuza Balk ... Sapphire

Noah Taylor ... Dick Roswell
John Fedevich ... Ed Vallencourt

Mark Kozelek ... Larry Fellows

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Lester Bangs

Liz Stauber ... Leslie

Jimmy Fallon ... Dennis Hope

Olivia Rosewood ... Beth from Denver

Bijou Phillips ... Estrella Starr
Alice Marie Crowe ... Mrs. Deegan

J.J. Cohen ... Roadie Scully

Gary Kohn ... Roadie Gregg (as Gary Douglas Kohn)

Ray Porter ... Roadie Mick

Mark Pellington ... Freddy

Eion Bailey ... Jann Wenner

Terry Chen ... Ben Fong-Torres

Rainn Wilson ... David Felton
Erin Foley ... Alison the Fact Checker
Jesse Caron ... Darryl
Charles Walker ... Principal

Jay Baruchel ... Vic Munoz

Pauley Perrette ... Alice Wisdom

Peter Frampton ... Reg

Zack Ward ... The Legendary Red Dog
Mitch Hedberg ... Eagles Road Manager

Devin Corey ... The Who Road Manager

Pete Droge ... Hyatt Singer
Elaine Summers ... Hyatt Singer

Eric Stonestreet ... Sheldon the Desk Clerk

Marc Maron ... Angry Promoter
Shane Willard ... Ticket Scalper
Chris McElprang ... Aaron Amedori

John Patrick Amedori ... Himself
Kate Peckham ... Quiet Girl

Julia Decker ... Waving Girl (as Julia Schuler)

Brian Vaughan ... Real Topeka Kid
Anthony Martelli ... Poolside Provocateur
Zach Clairville ... Acid Kid
Ian Ridgeway ... Topeka Partier
Isaac Curtiss ... Topeka Partier
Chris Lennon Davis ... Topeka Partier
Scott N. Stevens ... Co-Pilot

Kevin Sussman ... Lenny
Reathel Bean ... Warwick Hotel Clerk

Tom Riis Farrell ... Plaza Doctor
Laura Bastianelli ... Nurse
Samuel Aaron Roberson ... High School Band
Brian Andreasen ... High School Band
Jared Hren ... High School Band
Mary Dragicevich ... High School Band
Aura Barr ... High School Band
Daniel Wilson ... Journalism Teacher
William Barillaro ... Bus Driver

Holly Maples ... Flight Attendant

Matt Griesser ... PSA Co-Pilot

Susan Yeagley ... Have a Nice Day Stewardess
Nicole Spector ... Hippie Girl at Airport
Patrick Irmen ... Wanna Get High Guy

Nick Swardson ... Insane Bowie Fan
Cindy Weber ... Shocked Elevator Family
Kris Weber ... Shocked Elevator Family
Kaitlyn Weber ... Shocked Elevator Family
Kimberly Weber ... Shocked Elevator Family
Kristin Weber ... Shocked Elevator Family
Samer Sourakli ... Mustache Boy

Michelle Moretti ... Swingo's Desk Clerk
Ana Maria Quintana ... Arizona Housekeeper
Lisa Buchignani ... Arizona Housekeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Mapother ... Bartender (scenes deleted)
Tammy Blue ... Groupie (uncredited)
Chadney Brewer ... Dog Walker (uncredited)

Mark Cirillo ... Bowie Groupie (director's cut only) (uncredited)

Emmy Collins ... Hotel Loadie (uncredited)
Cindy Crowe ... Anita - Startled Family Member (uncredited)
Wayne Doba ... Leonard Barr (director's cut only) (uncredited)

Bodhi Elfman ... Alice's Manager (director's cut only) (uncredited)

Mark J. Ferreri ... Micheal Creamer (uncredited)

David C. Fisher ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Elizabeth Friedman ... Groupie (uncredited)

Kyle Gass ... Quince Allen (director's cut only) (uncredited)
Melissa Gastgaber ... Groupie (uncredited)

Sarah Kozer ... Extra (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Deirdre O'Brien ... Groupie (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Max's Kansas City Patron (uncredited)

Eric Rosenberg ... David Bowie's Manager (uncredited)
Shannon Saint Ryan ... Musician (director's cut only) (uncredited)
Nicki Sixteen ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
Casey Slade ... Hardened Rodie (uncredited)

Abraham Smith ... Rocker (uncredited)

Christine Vienna ... Groupie (uncredited)

Jann Wenner ... Legend in Cab (uncredited)

Patrick Williams ... Roadie (uncredited)

Evis Xheneti ... Hippie Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Cameron Crowe 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Cameron Crowe (written by)

Produced by
Ian Bryce .... producer
Cameron Crowe .... producer
Marty P. Ewing .... associate producer (as Martin P. Ewing)
Scott M. Martin .... associate producer
Steven P. Saeta .... associate producer
Lisa Stewart .... co-producer
Jerry Ziesmer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nancy Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
John Toll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
Saar Klein 
 
Casting by
Gail Levin 
 
Art Direction by
Clay A. Griffith 
Clayton Hartley  (as Clayton R. Hartley)
Virginia L. Randolph  (as Virginia Randolph-Weaver)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Greenfield 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Audrey L. Anzures .... hair stylist (as Audrey Anzures)
Kathryn Blondell .... hair department head
Lois Burwell .... makeup department head
Carolyn Elias .... hair stylist (as Carolyn L. Elias)
Michael Germain .... key makeup artist
Marina Hart .... hair stylist
Kim Messina .... hair stylist (as Kimi Messina)
Maggie Myer .... makeup artist
Donna Cicatelli-Lewis .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Maggie Fung .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Grimes .... makeup department head: New York (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Saeta .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Dan Uebel .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carla Corwin .... unit manager: additional photography
Marty P. Ewing .... production manager (as Martin P. Ewing)
Amy Herman .... unit production manager: New York
Lisa Dennis Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Steven P. Saeta .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Corwin .... first assistant director: additional photography
Stephen V. Johnson .... dga trainee
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Amy Lynn .... second assistant director: New York
Jill Southern .... second assistant director
Andrew Ward .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Andrew M. Ward)
Laurie Webb .... second second assistant director
Eric Yellin .... second second assistant director: New York
Jerry Ziesmer .... first assistant director
Jason Roberts .... additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ruben Abarca .... drapery foreman
David H. Allen .... property master
Doreen Austria .... graphic designer
Conny Boettger .... set designer (as Conny Boettger-Marinos)
Steve Borgese .... greens foreman
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer
Larry Guy Clause .... general foreman (as Larry Clause)
Cece Destefano .... art department coordinator (as Cecele M. De Stefano)
John R. Elliott .... construction coordinator (as John Elliott)
David Fanderlik .... propmaker foreman
Melissa Feinberg .... property assistant (as Melissa A. Feinberg)
Jeannine Fenton .... set dresser
Pete Gikas .... set dresser (as Peter Gikas)
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Tim Gomes .... paint foreman
Rod Gregory .... set dresser
Glen E. Hawbecker .... propmaker foreman
Lee J. Jashinsky .... paint foreman
Lisa M. Kittredge .... construction auditor (as Lisa M. Brooks)
Mark Kusy .... property assistant
Kim Lincoln .... graphic designer
John Hammer Maxwell .... on-set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
Mike Medina .... labor foreman (as Michael Medina)
Michael Molen .... propmaker foreman
Chris Peterson .... set dresser
Bart Rees .... plasterer foreman
Eric Rosenberg .... assistant art director
Michael Ruby .... supervising signwriter
Dominic Sandfrey .... labor foreman
Shana Sigmond .... production buyer
Tim Snowber .... lead person
Mindy R. Toback .... set designer (as Mindi R. Toback)
Joe Viau .... set dresser
Adam L. Barker .... plasterer (uncredited)
David L. Bell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Todd Bennett .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Philip Canfield .... lead man (uncredited)
Vincent D'Aquino .... greensman (uncredited)
Guillaume DeLouche .... set dresser (uncredited)
Brendan C. Fenton .... set dresser (uncredited)
Stephen Gibson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alex Hill .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Al Hobbs .... set designer (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... props (uncredited)
Bryan McBrien .... stand-by greens (uncredited)
Christopher Parker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rollins .... props (uncredited)
Eddie Ros .... property assistant (uncredited)
Chris Samp .... stand-by painter: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Robert Batha .... first assistant sound editor
Kerry Ann Carmean .... foley editor (as Kerry Carmean)
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Lamberti .... sound effects editor
Lee W. Lebaigue .... digital assistant (as Lee Lebaigue)
Kimaree Long .... dialogue editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim McColm .... re-recording stage engineer
Daniel Mendez .... recording consultant (as Daniel Mendes)
James Moriana .... foley artist (as Jimmy Moriana)
Scott Olson .... recording consultant
Kelly Oxford .... adr supervisor
LaNessa Phearson .... cable person (as Lanessa Phearson)
Dennis Rogers .... sound recordist
Scott Sanders .... sound effects editor
Branden Spencer .... adr assistant (as Brandon Spencer)
Frederick H. Stahly .... foley editor (as Fred Stahly)
David Stanke .... digital assistant
Wylie Stateman .... additional sound
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Jeff Wexler .... production sound mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Scott Wolf .... sound effects editor
Greg Zimmerman .... foley recordist
Mark Choi .... sound conforming editor (uncredited)
Rob Disner .... utility sound (uncredited)
Sean England .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Scott Jason Farr .... utility sound (uncredited)
Jeff Glueck .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Mike Lanoue .... boom operator (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Jim Jolly .... effects technician (as Jim Jolley)
Jim Schwalm .... special effects coordinator (as Jim Schwalm)
Steve Riley .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
J.D. Schwalm .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Ballin .... visual effects editor: MVFX
Travis Baumann .... compositor: MVFX
John Cassella .... 3D artist: MVFX (as John Cassella Jr.)
Robert Chapin .... 3D artist: MVFX
Nicolle Cornute .... paint/roto artist: MVFX
John 'D.J.' Des Jardin .... 3D supervisor: MVFX (as John Desjardin)
Matt Dessero .... compositor: MVFX
Phillip Feiner .... production executive: Pacific Title Digital (as Phil Feiner)
Donald Fly .... general manager: MVFX (as Don Fly)
Chris Flynn .... digital compositor: Pacific Title Digital
Fortunato Frattasio .... compositor: MVFX
Mark Freund .... digital effects supervisor: Pacific Title Digital
Gary George .... technical assistant: MVFX
Gilbert Gonzales .... paint/roto artist: MVFX
Tom Gorey .... imaging supervisor: Pacific Title Digital
Nicolle Gray .... technical assistant: MVFX
Maureen Healy .... digital painter: Pacific Title Digital
Rob Hodgson .... visual effects supervisor: MVFX
Heather Hoyland .... lead digital compositor: Pacific Title Digital
Ed Jones .... visual effects supervisor
David Lee .... technical assistant: MVFX (as Dave Lee)
Mark Leo Perry .... 3D artist: MVFX
Matt Magnolia .... visual effects production coordinator: MVFX
Diana Miao .... 3D artist: MVFX
Rodney Montague .... digital effects producer: Pacific Title Digital
Devorah Petty .... 3D artist: MVFX
Sheldon Ramones .... technical assistant: MVFX
John E. Sasaki .... compositor: MVFX
Jonathan F. Styrlund .... visual effects producer: MVFX
Daniel Sunwoo .... 3D artist: MVFX
Sean White .... runner: MVFX
Chris Wood .... paint/roto artist: MVFX
Roger Dorney .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title Digital (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joey Box .... stunt double (uncredited)
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas DuPont .... stunts (uncredited)
David Loitz .... precision driver (uncredited)
Gregg Sargeant .... stunts (uncredited)
Sonny Tipton .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunt double: Billy Crudup (uncredited)
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunt double: Kate Hudson (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sal Alvarez .... camera loader
Dustin Ault .... grip
Herb Ault .... key grip
Rick Avotte .... grip (as Rick Ayotte)
James Barrett .... camera operator
Erik Bernstein .... assistant chief lighting technician
John S. Beyers .... electrician (as Johnny Beyers)
Kyle Carden .... grip
Billy Craft .... electrician (as Billy F. Craft Jr.)
Jerry DeBlau .... chief lighting technician: New York (as Jerry Dablau)
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... key rigging grip (as Dhamarata G. Dhiensuwana)
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator
Kim Heath .... best boy grip
Danny Jimenez .... dolly grip (as Daniel S. Jiminez)
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... key grip: New York (as Mitch Lillian)
Charles Minsky .... director of photography: second unit, additional photography
Chris Napolitano .... rigging gaffer (as Christopher Napolitano)
Neal Preston .... still photographer
Sean Smith .... electrician (as Sean M. Smith)
Mark Suveg .... video assist operator
Mike Thomas .... camera operator
Chris Toll .... first assistant camera
Renee Treyball .... second assistant camera (as Reneé Treyball)
Jeffrey L. Wilson .... grip
Randy Woodside .... chief lighting technician
Adam Barth .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Chuck Cohen .... director of photography: opening and closing title sequence (uncredited)
Matthew Dorsey .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Sean P. Fickert .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Jason Gary .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Grady .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Matt Jackson .... grip (uncredited)
Nils Johnson .... video assist operator: New York (uncredited)
Eric Kieweg .... electrician (uncredited)
Mark R. Leins .... aerial assistant camera (uncredited)
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip: New York (uncredited)
Stan McClain .... director of photography: aerial unit (uncredited)
Marty Miller .... best boy grip: second unit (uncredited)
Morten Petersen .... set electrician (uncredited)
Lee Rose .... lighting designer (uncredited)
Joel A. Ruiz .... electrician (uncredited)
Don Telles .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... assistant camera: Wescam (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician (uncredited)
Steve Zvorsky .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrew S. Brown .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Rudy Quintanilla .... local extras casting
Niki Boyle .... extras casting (uncredited)
Andrew Fox .... casting assistant: NY (uncredited)
Tina Real .... extras casting: local (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alice S. Awad .... seamstress
Betty Besio .... cutter/fitter (as Elizabeth Besio)
Melissa Binder .... costumer (as Melissa F. Binder)
Lisa Buchignani .... costumer
Brian Callahan .... costumer
Michael Dennison .... costume supervisor
Jorge J. González .... costumer (as Jorge J. Gonzalez)
Linda Henrikson .... key costumer
Nisa Kellner .... costumer
Francisco Mares .... tailor
Leslie Miller .... cutter/fitter
Jonny Pray .... costumer
Patia Prouty .... costumer
Nava R. Sadan .... costumer (as Nava Sadan)
D. Barak Stribling .... cutter/fitter
James P. Cullen .... costumer (uncredited)
Erin Lenk .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
Nancy Smytka .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Martin Cohen .... post-production executive
Richard Conkling .... assistant editor (as Rich Conkling)
Daniel Fair .... editorial assistant
Heather Goodwin .... apprentice editor
Cecilia Hyoun .... first assistant editor: avid
Mark Livolsi .... associate editor
David Orr .... color timer
Lisa Marie Serra .... post-production coordinator
Ofe Yi .... first assistant film editor (as Ofelia Jimenez)
 
Music Department
Jon Bayless .... additional musician
Danny Bramson .... music supervisor
James Eric .... music playback operator
Peter Frampton .... additional musician
Todd Homme .... executive in charge of music
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Gordon Kennedy .... additional musician
Mike McCready .... additional musician
Gary Raymond .... music playback mixer
Ben Smith .... additional musician
Nancy Wilson .... music producer: original songs
Peter Frampton .... musician: Stillwater music (uncredited)
Bud Raymond .... music playback assistant (uncredited)
Greg Townley .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ted Basso .... production van driver
Rudy Beilicke .... driver (as Rudolf Beilicke)
Bobby Bress .... driver
Ronald Brown .... driver
Rose Echeverria .... driver
James Fanning .... transportation captain: New York (as Jim Fanning)
Robert Garcia Jr. .... driver
Lee Garibaldi .... transportation captain
Ronald Hooker .... driver
Linda Johnson .... driver
Pete Johnson .... driver
Sandra Powell .... driver
George Power .... driver
John Sullivan .... mechanic: picture vehicles
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation coordinator
Tom Whelpey .... driver (as Tom Whelpley)
John Wiser .... picture vehicle coordinator
Kristen Dolan .... transportation office coordinator (uncredited)
William Hogue .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rachel Aberly .... unit publicist
Edward Allen .... assistant accountant
Lori Ashcraft .... researcher
Mary Brunner .... production secretary
Domingo Bustamante .... production assistant (as Domingo A. Bustamante)
Jessica Campbell .... stand-in
Jill S. Coverdale .... production assistant
Ricky Cuevas .... assistant accountant
Kelly Curtis .... technical consultant
Renee D. Czarapata .... payroll accountant
George Davis .... production assistant
Maria DeVane .... post-production accountant
Andy Fischer .... assistant: Cameron Crowe (as Andrew Fischer)
Peter Frampton .... technical consultant
Lannie Franklin .... production assistant (as Lannie Franklin III)
Heidi Fugeman .... assistant: Ian Bryce
Josh Gilman .... stand-in
Michele Giordano .... production coordinator: New York
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher
Noelle Green .... production coordinator (as Noelle Chapin-Green)
Joie Gregory .... location manager: New York
Danny Jacob .... guitar coach
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service (as Michael Kehoe)
Danika Kohler .... production secretary
Meti Kusari .... craft service
Maryjane Layani .... controller
Stevie Lazo .... production accountant
Scott E. Logic .... head chef (as Scott E. Logie)
Jonas C. Matz .... first aid
James McCabe .... supervising location manager (as Jim McCabe)
Walter M. McCormick .... projectionist (as Walter R. McCormick Jr.)
Troy McGatlin .... assistant accountant
Brandy Menefee .... production assistant
Belita Moreno .... acting coach
Danny Mormino .... production assistant
Kristen O'Neill .... executive: Vinyl Films
Shannon Olivolo .... production assistant (as Shannon Maguire)
Diogo Picchi .... stand-in
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor
Julien Reedhead .... production assistant
Kathy Rivkin .... production assistant
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... assistant production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Charles Saldana IV .... production assistant (as Charles Saldaña)
Michael Schumacher .... assistant location manager (as Michael A. Schumacher)
Athena Shlien .... production assistant
Ed Sienkaniec .... catering manager (as Bubba Sienkaniec)
Jim Stevens .... assistant: Billy Crudup
David Thornsberry .... additional location manager
Jocelyn Towne .... stand-in
James Traynor .... location manager (as Jay Traynor)
Jim Turner .... production controller
Kristan Wagner .... location manager
Suzanne Ziesmer .... production assistant
Abdul Abukusumo .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Brotsky .... location assistant (uncredited)
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Anna Pacquin (uncredited)
Kevin A. Canamar .... construction medic (uncredited)
Sean Carville .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Derek Decelles .... production assistant (uncredited)
Louis Farah .... medic (uncredited)
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in: Frances McDormand (uncredited)
Glenn Grimes .... set production assistant (uncredited)
McJoel Hamilton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Anna Paquin (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Lora Hingst .... set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (uncredited)
Justin Kelly .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Adrienne King .... looping voices (uncredited)
Antonio Manriquez .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Karen Mattingly .... script supervisor: second unit, Tuscon (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steven R. Molen .... production executive (uncredited)
Christie Moreau .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Nancy Neumann .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Shaun O'Banion .... set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Sarah Ogletree .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Greg Outcalt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Randy Peters .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Demian Resnick .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Eva M. Schroeder .... location manager: second unit (uncredited)
Andy Steinlen .... adr voice (uncredited)
Scott Stravitz .... set medic (uncredited)
Nadia Venesse .... additional dialect coach (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lawrence Kasdan .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut" - USA (director's cut (DVD title))
"Back in Those Days with Penny Lane" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, drug content and brief nudity
Runtime:
122 min | USA:162 min (director's cut) | Croatia:152 min (DVD extended cut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating on appeal) | Austria:10 | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A | Canada:G (Québec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Norway:15 (video rating) | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:R(A) (censored version) (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (cut) (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:7 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37614) | USA:Unrated (director's cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Claire Danes was a top contender for the role of Penny Lane.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The 1967-1968 scenes include plenty of modern lampposts.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Supernatural: Bitten (#8.4)" (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wishing WellSee more »

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200 out of 228 people found the following review useful.
One of my favourite movies of all-time, 5 February 2005
Author: segacs from Montreal, Canada

Finally, a movie worth the full price of a ticket! Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe's semi-autobigraphical story of an aspiring rock journalist who goes on tour with a band in the 1970's. If it sounds familiar, it's probably because the story is hardly new. There have been dozens of movies made about the rock and roll lifestyle: the drugs, the sex, the fights, and all the bumps on the road to success.

So what sets Almost Famous apart? The acting, for one. Frances McDormand was brilliant as William's (newcomer Patrick Fugit) well-meaning but overbearing mother. Fugit, for his part, had a convincing performance as the shy, awkward teenager struggling to be a journalist but at the same time aching to belong. Kate Hudson, in her breakout role as groupie "Penny Lane", gave her character depth beyond what might have been a limiting role. And Billy Crudup, as band Stillwater's charismatic lead guitarist, shines. Jason Lee is always good, and as Stillwater's lead singer, this role is no exception. And I can't review this film without giving a shout-out to the chronically and criminally-underrated Philip Seymour Hoffman, who steals every scene he's in with his portrayal of legendary rock journalist Lester Bangs.

The writing in the film also contributes to its effect. Many of the great lines belong to McDormand but there are plenty of others to go around. In addition, the music of the era can't be beat. Everything from Simon and Garfunkle to Alvin and the Chipmunks shows up at some point in the movie's extensive musical score.

The plot may not be particularly original, but it rings true. I of course am approaching this review as a music fan and someone interested in the industry. Nonetheless, I believe that even people who couldn't care less about rock music will enjoy this movie, since it's not so much about the music as it is about life. A central theme is the conflict of William: Should he remain a detached but lonely outsider so as to be an impartial journalist, or allow himself to make friends with these people and feel like he belongs? Aside from bringing up questions of journalistic ethics, this dilemma mirrors much of what people in all wakes of life deal with daily.

Almost Famous is realistic, funny, touching, and one of those rare movies that makes you feel like you've gained something just for having seen it. It's too bad that they say rock and roll is dead, cause we could sure use more movies like this one!

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