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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 them on their concert tour.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Russell Hammond
... Elaine Miller
... Penny Lane
... Jeff Bebe
... William Miller
... Anita Miller
... Young William
... Polexia Aphrodisia
... Sapphire
... Dick Roswell
John Fedevich ... Ed Vallencourt
... Larry Fellows
... Lester Bangs
... Leslie
... Dennis Hope
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Storyline

The early 1970s. William Miller is 15-years old and an aspiring rock journalist. He gets a job writing for Rolling Stone magazine. His first assignment: tour with the band Stillwater and write about the experience. Miller will get to see what goes on behind the scenes in a famous band, including the moments when things fall apart. Moreover, for him, it will be a period of new experiences and finding himself. Written by grantss

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


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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,314,646, 17 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,534,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,848,839
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cameron Crowe revealed on 'Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin' that after Brad Pitt dropped out of the movie the casting of 'Russell Hammond' came down to Christian Bale and Billy Crudup with the latter ultimately getting the role. See more »

Goofs

In the final concert, as the band walks onto the stage, several modern intelligent lights (MAC600s) are visible. The lights were first released in 1997. In other scenes, the instruments lighting the band are halogen and metal halide lamps, which also didn't exist in the 1970s. 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

At the beginning of the film, right when the 'vinyl records' credit comes up, you can hear a record player needle land on a record. There is a bit of fuzz, and the music kicks in. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Gone Girl (2015) See more »

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Sparks
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of MCA Records & Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wonderfuly captured piece of time that breaks the age barrier and pulls all generations in
23 September 2000 | by 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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