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.
DreamWorks Pictures was originally going to be the sole distributor. But weeks before release, they sold the international rights to Sony due to budget concerns.
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.
Actress Amy Wright is credited for the role of 'Mrs. Deegan' in director's cut of the movie on DVD in 2001, but not on Blu-ray 2008. Actor Shannon Saint Ryan is credited on director's cut DVD as 'Shannon St Ryan'. On director's cut Blu-ray he's 'Shannon Saint Ryan'. Actor Bodhi Pine Elfman is on director's cut DVD 'Bodie Elfman', on director's cut Blu-ray 'Bodhi Elfman'.
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.
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