Almost Famous movie clips:

As the tour plane heads for a crash landing in Tupelo, dark secrets, confessions, and truths emerge from each passenger.

Writer and director Cameron Crowe’s experiences as a teenage rock journalist — he was a regular contributor to Rolling Stone while still in high school — inspired this coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with an up-and-coming rock band in the early 1970s. Elaine Miller (Frances McDormand) is a bright, loving, but strict single parent whose distrust of rock music and fears about drug use have helped to drive a wedge between herself and her two children, Anita (Zooey Deschanel) and William (Patrick Fugit). Anita rebels by dropping out of school and becoming a stewardess, but William makes something of his love of rock & roll by writing album reviews for a local underground newspaper. William’s work attracts the attention of Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman), editor of renegade rock magazine Creem, who takes William under his wing and gives him his first professional writing assignment — covering a Black Sabbath concert. While William is unable to score an interview with the headliners, the opening act, Stillwater, are more than happy to chat with a reporter, even if he’s still too young to drive, and William’s piece on the group in Creem gains him a new admirer in Ben Fong-Torres (Terry Chen), an editor at Rolling Stone. Torres offers William an assignment for a 3,000-word cover story on Stillwater, and over the objections of his mother (whose parting words are “Don’t use drugs!”), and after some stern advice from Bangs (who says under no circumstances should he become friends with a band he’s covering), Williams joins Stillwater on tour, where he becomes friendly with guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee). William also becomes enamored of Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), a groupie traveling with the band who is no older than William, but is deeply involved with Russell. Lester Bangs and Ben Fong-Torres, incidentally, were real-life rock writers Crowe worked with closely during his days as a journalist. Almost Famous’ original score was composed by Nancy Wilson of Heart (who is also Crowe’s wife).

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Cast: Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Liz Stauber, Jimmy Fallon
Director: Cameron Crowe
Producers: Ian Bryce, Cameron Crowe, Marty P. Ewing, Scott M. Martin, Steven P. Saeta, Lisa Stewart, Jerry Ziesmer
Screenwriter: Cameron Crowe

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  1. The manager character slips in the line _It's all happening_, which, if I remember correctly, was also used in at least two or three other scenes. 0:45

  2. It's odd, I never thought Russell was the asshole everyone made him out to be in this movie. Sure he did some shitty things, but he was clearly a good guy. He obviously cared about Penny, but made terrible choices when it came to her. He genuinely liked William and treated him far better than the other guys did. He called the magazine BEFORE he knew Penny had set him up and to me, that's a decent human being. He was much deeper and thoughtful than he let on. To me, Jeff was much more of the asshole. Jason Lee was amazing, but Jeff was a dick. I felt really bad for Russell in this scene. I'm sure the other guys were sick of his ego, but he confessed to loving all of them! And they turn around and tell him they hate him! Not cool. To me, that makes Russell the better person.

    Or… I love Billy Crudup. But I'll say both.

  3. Damn that what drummer said? He's gay? damn no wonder they stayed silent XD

    But this scene actually got my butt crunched and my heart was raising up lmao.

  4. This movie is dog feces. Straight up shit. Poor acting and a dumb fucking story. Who approved a script about smelly hippies infighting?

  5. This movie was a good movie.. But i had a lot of issues with it. One being that term "band aid"… Now come on that was pretty stupid.

  6. Yeah. They cut the confessions from the two managers!
    Title puts emphasis on one line rather than William's declaration.

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