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.
When William finally makes an appearance at Rolling Stone's San Francisco office, a Hunter S. Thompson "Freak Power" poster can be seen on the wall. William's editor also mentions Thompson in an earlier phone conversation.
I can't believe you wanna be Atticus Finch. Oh, that makes me feel so good.
Young William: I like him.
Estrella's line "Simon Kirke from Bad Company is by the pool" is somewhat inaccurate. Kirke and Paul Rodgers, et al, formed Bad Company from the remnants of the bands Free, Mott the Hoople, and King Crimson in 1973, but the band did not record any music together until November, and their first album did not debut until 1974. So while Estrella could have easily recognized Kirke, it's extremely unlikely she'd know the name of his nascent band, and he certainly wouldn't be touring under the name "Bad Company".
At the beginning of the film, right when the 'vinyl records' credit comes up, you can hear a record player needle land on a record. There is a bit of fuzz, and the music kicks in.
The extended 'bootleg cut' version available on DVD features 39 minutes of additional footage, bringing the running time at 162 minutes. This version is actually titled 'Untitled' and has a title card as such in Cameron Crowe's handwriting.
$2,314,646 (USA) (17 September 2000)