Almost Famous


Almost Famous is an autobiographical inspired film about a 15-year-old who is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to follow and interview a rock band during their tour. A film about growing up, first love, disappointment, and the life of a rock star.

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  1. Cameron Crowe

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson

    Penny Lane

  2. Billy Crudup

    Billy Crudup

    Russell Hammond

  3. Frances McDormand

    Frances McDormand

    Elaine Miller

  4. Jason Lee

    Jason Lee

    Jeff Bebe

  5. Patrick Fugit

    Patrick Fugit

    William Miller

  6. Zooey Deschanel

    Zooey Deschanel

    Anita Miller

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $47,383,689.00

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Release Information

  • September 15, 2000
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • September 22, 2000
    R, Theatrical
  • May 27, 2003
    R, Physical
  • October 4, 2011
    NR, Physical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Hopes, Dreams & Nightmares.

Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe's paean to rock music, of bands and songs, of journalism and promotion, of sex & drugs. Drawing from experience and stories passed on, Crowe tells the tale of a young teenage boy aspiring to be a music journalist in the 1970s. Finding himself backstage with the rock group Stillwater, William Miller (Patrick Fugit) embarks on a road journey with the band that's awash with egos, groupies, perils and pleasures, all of which change his life forever.

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