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 it on their concert tour.
The kidnapping of the Lindberg baby was a monstrous crime...but so was the brutal miscarriage of justice that came in its wake: The indictment, persecution and ultimate execution of an innocent man.
William (Patrick Fugit) on assignment can't get past doorman Freddie (Mark Pellington), meets Polexia (Anna Paquin) and Penny (Kate Hudson), then Russell (Billy Crudup) and Jeff (Jason Lee), in Cameron Crowe's rock chronicle Almost Famous, 2000.
Director Cameron Crowe at play, mom Elaine (Frances McDormand) releases Wiliam (Patrick Fugit), on the bus with rockers (Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Kate Hudson et al), then excellent desk clerk (Eric Stonestreet) in Almost Famous, 2000.
Teen rock writer William (Patrick Fugit) meets (real life) rock critic Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman), visiting San Diego DJ Leslie (Liz Stauber), early in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, 2000.
Ben Kingsley plays Massoud Amir Behrani, an Iranian immigrant living the United States. Even though he was a high-ranking official in Iran, he works several menial jobs in order to provide his wife, Nadi (Shohreh Aghdashloo), and his son, Esmail (Jonathan Ahdout), with an apartment in California. He buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send Esmail to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy (Jennifer Connelly). After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer (Frances Fisher) and befriends a police officer (Ron Eldard). Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.
An Iranian immigrant, has spent most of his savings trying to enhance his daughter's chances of a good marriage. Once she is married, he spends the remaining funds on a house at an auction, unwittingly putting himself and his family in the middle of a legal tussle with the house's former owner. What begins as a legal struggle turns into a personal confrontation, with tragic results.
Russian filmmaker Vadim Perelman makes his feature-film debut with the drama House of Sand and Fog, based on the novel by Andre Dubus III. Even though Amir Behrani was a high-ranking official in Iran, he works several menial jobs in order to provide his wife, Nadi, and his son, Esmail, with an apartment in California. He buys a California bungalow thinking he can fix it up, resell, and earn enough to send Esmail to college. However, the house is the legal property of a former drug addict, Kathy.
A coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with an up-and-coming rock band in the early 1970s. Elaine Miller is a bright, loving, but strict single parent whose distrust of rock music and fears about drug use have helped to drive a wedge between herself and her two children, Anita, and William. William makes something of his love of rock & roll by writing album reviews for a local underground newspaper. William's work attracts the attention of Lester Bangs, editor of renegade rock magazine Creem, who takes William under his wing and gives him his first professional writing assignment - covering a Black Sabbath concert. While William is unable to score an interview with the headliners, the opening act, Stillwater, are more than happy to chat with a reporter, even if he's still too young to drive, and William's piece on the group in Creem gains him a new admirer in Ben Fong-Torres, an editor at Rolling Stone. Torres offers William an assignment for a 3,000-word cover story on Stillwater, and over the objections of his mother, and after some stern advice from Bangs, Williams joins Stillwater on tour, where he becomes friendly with guitarist Russell Hammond and singer Jeff Bebe. William also becomes enamored of Penny Lane, a groupie traveling with the band who is no older than William, but is deeply involved with Russell.
Holly becomes smitten with a young man, Kyle (J. MACK SLAUGHTER), who is leading a protest movement to retire a zoo's performing parrot. But the situation gets out of control when Kyle is so inspired by Holly's passion for the cause that he kidnaps the parrot. Meanwhile, Val plays matchmaker for a customer, Sheila (STACY GALINA - "Knots Landing"), unaware that Sheila is enamored with Jeff.
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Eric contemplates a major commitment; Cory and Topanga continue to pursue their plans for a wedding.
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The investigation into a software developer's murder leads Tom and Cassy to a ruthless brother and sister team of venture capitalists.
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