About

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe William. A semi-autobiographical film based on director Cameron Crowe's time as a teenage writer for Rolling Stone.

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Directed by

Cameron Crowe

Written by

Cameron Crowe (Screenplay)

Runtime

162 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.

Cast

Keywords

coming of age hotel room heavy metal concert semi autobiographical rock based on a true story swimming pool stewardess drug addiction promiscuity on the road overdose groupie reconciliation aspiring writer san diego domineering mother bus trip innocence lost music journalist

Photos

Lists

#187 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#142 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#13 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#79 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Frances McDormand

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing