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Almost Famous

Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Stonestreet
Philip Seymour Hoffman | Carl Jung | Lou Reed | amphetamine | codeine cough syrup | diazepam | Valium | lysergic acid diethylamide | marijuana | methaqualone | Quaalude
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Professor Elaine tells her daughter Anita, referring to the Simon and Garfunkel album Bookends, “It’s because it is about drugs and promiscuous sex.”
“It’s the poetry of drugs and promiscuous sex. Honest, they’re on pot.”
Anita: “First it was pot...” (0:04)

Anita tells Elaine, “Narc” means “A narcotics officer.” (0:07)

Music critic Lester tells the radio audience, referring to Jim Morrison: “He’s a drunken buffoon, posing as a poet... They’ve got the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic.” (0:13)

Lester asks Anita’s budding rock journalist brother William, “Do you like Lou Reed?”
“Do you take drugs?”
”I used to do speed... sometimes a little cough syrup.”
”They’re gonna... offer you drugs...” (0:14)

A drug dealer asks, “You wanna get high... get high?”
Elaine tells William, “Don’t take drugs.” (0:17)

Elaine: “Keep the small bills on the outside, and call me if anyone gets drunk.”
William: ”I’ll call you if anyone anywhere gets drunk. I don’t take drugs.” (0:31)

Stillwater Manager Dick smokes a glass pipe. (0:33)

By telephone editor Ben tells William, “Crazy.” (0:36)

Lester, referring to William: “The kid’s doing drugs.” (0:37)

Desk clerk Sheldon hands William a note from Elaine: “Don’t take drugs.” (0:39)

One groupie tells the others, “Take a Valium.” (0:40)

Musician Russell tells William, “I’m in too truthful a mood.” (0:40)

Groupie Sapphire asks the phone caller, “Is this Maryann with the pot?”
Elaine: “No, this is not Maryann with the pot.” (0:41)

Groupie Beth tells William, “I’ve got some hydroponic pot.” (0:49)

William asks Russell, “Do you have to be depressed to write a sad song...” (0:50)

A partier tells Russell, “There’s acid in the beer that’s in the red cups.”
William, on the telephone, ”Please don’t give him any more acid. He’s okay. He is on acid, though.” (0:56)

Russell: “I’m on drugs.”
”I’m on drugs.” (0:57)

Elaine tells her class, “In Carl Jung’s opinion we all have a sixth sense, intuition... from the collective unconscious...” (1:02)

By telephone Lester tells William, “You’re flippin’ out.” (1:03)

Ben: “Crazy.”
William: “Crazy.” (1:08)

Russell tells William, “Your mom kind of freaked me out.” (1:13)

Musician Red Dog smokes marijuana(?) with a pipe. (1:18)

William sees a prescription bottle labeled “Quaalude.”
Penny tells William, referring to Sapphire, “While all she left was her Quaaludes.”
By telephone he tells the front desk, “My wife’s had an accident with some Quaaludes.”
He asks Penny, ”Why am I so nervous?” (1:29)

By telephone Lester tells William, “They want you to get drunk and feel like you belong.” (1:43)

A band member tells the others, referring to Russell, “Russell, this guy has you on acid screaming 'I’m a golden god!' from a fan’s rooftop.” (1:45)

Sapphire asks Russell, “The Quaaludes incident?” (1:50)