Almost Famous

Almost Famous is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by Cameron Crowe and Ian Bryce.  The screenplay was also written by Cameron Crowe.

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Rated:  R (movie contains language, drug content and brief nudity)
Run Time:  2h 2min
Release Date:  September 22, 2000 (USA)
Genre:  Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music
Director:  Cameron Crowe
Studio:  DreamWorks Pictures
Budget:  $60 Million
Box Office:  $47.4 Million

Almost Famous stars Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jimmy Fallon, Peter Frampton, Jay Baruchel, Rainn Wilson, Marc Maron, Eric Stonestreet, Ken Sussman, Nick Swardson, Terry Chen and John Fedevich.

Almost Famous is a coming of age story of 15-year old William Miller (Patrick Fugit) who writes for the school paper and is a huge music fan.  William is inspired by the seminal bands of the time and gets one of his articles published in Cream Magazine.

Meanwhile, Ben Fong-Torres (Terry Chen), the editor of Rolling Stone magazine contacts William to give him an assignment to interview the up and coming band Stillwater for the magazine. William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band and travels with them to secure interviews with Stillwater’s lead guitar player, Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and lead singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee).

Russell takes a liking to young William and his new acquaintance, and invites William and veteran groupie Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), on the road with them so William can finish his interview.

Movie Quotes

“Music, you know, true music – not just rock n roll – it chooses you. It lives in your car, or alone listening to your headphones, you know, with the cast scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain. It’s a place apart from the vast, benign lap of America.” – Lester Bangs 
“I didn’t invent the rainy day, man, I just own the best umbrella.” – Dennis Hope

“I have to go home.” – William Miller
“You are home.” – Penny Lane

“So, you’re talking to Ben Fong-Torres, right? Here’s what you do. Tell him it’s a think piece about a mid level band struggling with their own limitations in the harsh face of stardom. [Chuckles] He’ll wet himself.” – Lester Bangs

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Billy Crudup as Russell Hammond

Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller

Kate Hudson as Penny Lane

Jason Lee as Jeff Bebe

Patrick Fugit as William Miller

Zooey Deschanel as Anita Miller

Michael Angarano as Young William Miller

Anna Paquin as Polexia Aphrodisia

Fairuza Balk as Sapphire

Noah Taylor as Dick Roswell

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs

Jimmy Fallon as Dennis Hope

Peter Frampton as Reg

Jay Baruchel as Vic Munoz

Rainn Wilson as David Felton

Marc Maron as Angry Promoter

Eric Stonestreet as Sheldon the Desk Clerk

Ken Sussman as Lenny

Nick Swardson as Insane Bowie Fan

Terry Chen as Ben Fong-Torres

John Fedevich as Ed Vallencourt

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