R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
At the party, Russell Hammond cries out, "I am a golden god!" when he is on acid. That is a reference to Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, who is purported to have said the same thing (sober) while looking over Sunset Strip from a hotel balcony.
I can't believe you wanna be Atticus Finch. Oh, that makes me feel so good.
Young William: I like him.
A paperback version of "Trinity" by Leon Uris is on William's bed-bookshelf. This book was published in 1976, and the paperback version was printed in 1977.
In the opening credits, Frances McDormand's name is originally misspelled (as Francis), but the hand writing the names erases and corrects the name.
There are 3 hidden outtakes on the Director's Edition DVD: A scene where Penny Lane is saying Russell's girlfriend's name over and over again to get over the discomfort of it. Notice in the film Penny says she can't even say her name. Crowe says it was based on Truffaut's "Stolen Kisses". The clip of the shooting of the scene on the tour bus when Penny tells William that when they go to Morocco they'll have different names. The first take of the scene with William and Lester Bangs walking up the street. Crowe explains beforehand on the audio clip that when Phillip Seymour Hoffman broke character during the take he thought he heard somebody say "cut" when in fact nobody did.
$2,314,646 (USA) (17 September 2000)
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