2 videodiscs (285 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as motion picture in 2000.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by director Cameron Crowe; Intro by Cameron Crowe; Interview with Lester Bangs; Cameron Crowe's Top 10 albums of 1973; "Love comes and goes" (Nancy Wilson demo); Rolling Stone articles (with introductions from Cameron Crowe); B-sides (behind-the-scenes footage). Disc 2: Intro by Cameron Crowe; "Small time blues"; Cleveland concert (Stillwater concert featuring 6 original songs); Stairway (Stairway to Heaven sequence); Theatrical trailer; Filmmakers; Production notes; Script (with Crowe's notes); Cast (audition tapes and rock'n'roll rehearsal footage); Deleted scenes with director's commentary. Music CD contains 6 never-before-released Stillwater tracks.
Score by Nancy Wilson ; costume designer, Betsy Heimann ; editors, Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein ; art directors, Clay A. Griffith, Clayton R. Hartley ; director of photography, John Toll ; co-producer, Lisa Stewart.
Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Bijou Phillips, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.
MPAA rating: R; for language, drug content, brief nudity.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby 2.0 surround.
In English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned in English.
Academy Award: 2001, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Cameron Crowe)
Golden Globe: 2001, Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Hudson)