Almost Famous
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2000
Director: Cameron Crowe
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 667068-781823
Running time: 2:03 (123 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 13, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#214)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Adored by critics and audiences nationwide, Almost Famous has been hailed as "the year's single most entertaining film!" (Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies). Writer/director Cameron Crowe takes you on a heartfelt journey into the world of rock and roll in this "delightful coming-of-age comedy" (David Ansen, Newsweek). It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.

This "enormously engaging" (Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC) film boasts superb performances by Golden Globe winner Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Philip Seymour Hoffman and newcomer Patrick Fugit. Featuring a classic rock soundtrack with music from The Who and Elton John, Almost Famous is "an utter delight from the first frame to fade out" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) and a must-see for every generation.
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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • DreamWorks Pictures
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Vinyl Films
Media Companies:
 • DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Music Videos
 • Closed Captioned
 • Crowe's Rolling Stone Articles.
Easter Eggs
Flowers, they are blooming

After you insert the disc and wait for the menu sequence to begin and Hit menu two or three times very quickly. The menu locks up and has 5 flowers on the screen. Not much but it is kind of interesting

From Disc One's main menu, go to "Audio". Once in, highlight the audio commentary option and press right. The spindle hole will now be highlighted. Hit enter to view an eerie outtake featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, with an audio intro by Cameron Crowe.

From Disc One's main menu, go to "Special Features". Once in, highlight the microphone to the left of "Love Comes and Goes" and press up. The third picture will now be highlighted. Hit enter to view an outtake paying tribute to the film "Stolen Kisses", with an audio intro by Cameron Crowe

From Disc Two's main menu, go to "Special Features". Once in, click on "Cast". Next, click on Faizura Balk's entry. Finally, highlight the "Cast" box from within the entry and press up. The second picture will now be highlighted. Hit enter to view a lengthy outtake demonstrating Cameron Crowe's perfectionism, with an audio intro by Crowe.
Crew
Direction
Cameron Crowe....Director
Writing
Cameron Crowe....Writer
Production
Cameron Crowe....Producer
Ian Bryce....Producer
Cinematography
John Toll....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Joe Hutshing....Film Editor
Saar Klein....Film Editor
Music
Nancy Wilson....Composer
Cameron Crowe....Song Writer
Nancy Wilson....Song Writer
Ann Wilson....Song Writer
Sound
Jeff Wexler....Production Sound Mixer
Paul Massey....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Kline....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
D. M. Hemphill....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mike Wilhoit....Supervising Sound Editor
Art
Betsy Heimann....Costume Designer
Clay A. Griffith....Art Director
Clayton R. Hartley....Art Director
Ed Jones....Visual Effects
Virginia Randolph-Weaver....Art Director
Lois Burwell....Make-up Artist
Michael Germain....Make-up Artist
Maggie Myer....Make-up Artist
John Frazier....Visual Effects
Rob Hodgson....Visual Effects
Mark Freund....Visual Effects
Cast
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
Noah Taylor....Dick Roswell
John Fedevich....Ed Vallencourt
Mark Kozelek....Larry Fellows
Fairuza Balk....Sapphire
Anna Paquin....Polexia Aphrodisia
Olivia Rosewood....Beth From Denver
Jimmy Fallon....Dennis Hope
Philip Seymour Hoffman....Lester Bangs
Liz Stauber....Leslie
Bijou Phillips....Estrella Starr
Alice Marie Crowe....Mrs. Deegan
J. J. Cohen....Roadie Scully
Gary Douglas Kohn....Roadie Gregg
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
Hyatt Singers
Pete Droge
Elaine Summers
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 Schuler....Waving Girl
Brian Vaughan....Real Topeka Kid
Anthony Martelli....Poolside Provocateur
Zach Clairville....Acid Kid
Topeka Partiers
Ian Ridgeway
Isaac Curtiss
Chris Lennon Davis
Scott N. Stevens....Co-Pilot
Kevin Sussman....Lenny
Reathel Bean....Warwick Hotel Clerk
Tom Riis Farrell....Plaza Doctor
Laura Bastianelli....Nurse
High School Band
Samuel Aaron Roberson
Brian Andreasen
Jared Hren
Mary Dragicevich
Aura Barr
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
Shocked Elevator Family
Cindy Weber
Kris Weber
Kaitlyn Weber
Kimberly Weber
Kristin Weber
Samer Sourakli....Mustache Boy
Michelle Moretti....Swingo's Desk Clerk
Arizona Housekeepers
Ana Maria Quintana
Lisa Buchignani