Almost Famous

Continuity mistake: Right after the scene in which the band has a fight over the T shirts, which Dick says is the band's first T shirt, you see Russell and William go to a house party in Topeka. One of the attendants of the party has a Stillwater shirt that is of a different design than the shirt first revealed at the show only minutes prior, which again was supposedly their first shirt. The shirt seen on the partygoer can also be seen later in the movie.

Audio problem: When the band is in the limo coming into NYC, Jimmy Fallon gives the band a quick pep talk (e.g., "all you can do is be yourself and leave a pint of blood on the stage"). When the shot changes from inside the limo to outside the limo, the audio does not match the movements of Jimmy Fallon's mouth.

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Factual error: In a party scene, the song "Burn" by Deep Purple is heard. This tune is sung by David Coverdale on the "Burn" album which was recorded in November 1973 and was published in the beginning of 1974, so it can't have been played in 1973.

Continuity mistake: In the scene toward the end of the movie where William and Anita go home, Elaine comes to meet them on the porch. Will goes inside while Elaine and Anita hug. In the first shot they are hugging cheek to cheek (both faces toward the camera), but the next shot shows them breaking their hug and they are hugging with each chin on the other's shoulder.

Continuity mistake: When William is 11 his eye colour is dark brown. When he is 15 his eye colour blue-green. You would think the makers would have tried to make the two William characters have the same characteristics.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Penny and William are at the airport and shes ready to go back home after her overdose, her hair is a complete mess, it looks frizzy and dirty. However when she is shown on the plane a few minutes later, her hair is back to normal, curly and clean, like she just did it.

Continuity mistake: In Topeka Kansas, after Russell quits the band and walks away with Ronald Miller the green van that picks him up passes them twice within a second.

Continuity mistake: While the band are talking about what William wrote about them in Rolling Stone and Russell is lying on the bench, the bag on his head has a white label which appears and disappears between shots.

Factual error: In the Cleveland scene when the band is playing you can see the drummer is using a quad beater (the thing that strikes the bass drum) on his drum pedal. These were not available until the 1980s. Similarly the rest of the cymbal stands and hardware is far too modern.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning while Anita is getting away from her home in the blue car, the sun changes between shots.


Continuity mistake: In the radio station scene, when Lester Bangs is pulling albums from the shelves and tossing them on the floor, he pulls Yes' Fragile and tosses it. In the very next shot, it's back on the shelf. Two shots later, it's back on the floor - or some other time-warped dimension, but not on the shelf.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end while the band are talking about what William wrote about them and Russell is lying on the bench, the sun changes between shots.


Lester Bangs: The Doors? Jim Morrison? He's a drunken buffoon posing as a poet.
Alice Wisdom: I like The Doors.
Lester Bangs: Give me The Guess Who. They got the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic.

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Trivia: When Penny Lane asks William to go with her to "wherever", she asks him twice. The first time William didn't like the way he said it, so he asked her to ask him again while the cameras were still rolling. Cameron Crowe like it so much that he kept the entire sequence in the film.

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Question: In the Sabbath backstage scene when Stillwater is leaving, is that the band manager played by Jimmy Fallon following the band out, before he was introduced as their manager in the timeline?

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