Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Biehl, Judy Greer, Alec Baldwin and Paul Schneider

Crew: Written & Directed By: Cameron Crowe Produced By: Paula Wagner, Tom Cruise & Cameron Crowe DP: John Toll Editor: David Moritz Costume Designer: Nancy Steiner Score By: Nancy Wilson

Theatrical Release Date: October 14, 2005 (North America)


  • The film was based on Crowe’s own experiences from 1989 when he went back to Elizabethtown, Kentucky for his own father’s passing.
  • An early cut of the film was screened at the Venice, Deauville & Toronto Film Festivals.
  • The role of Claire was written with Kirsten Dunst in mind.
  • In the original script, the character of Ben is actually Claire’s brother. She uses this as a defensive mechanism and a way to guard against unwanted advances.
  • The airport scenes were shot at the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. It was the first time since the terrorist attacks on 9/11 that a film has shot there. This airport was also used in Jerry Maguire.
  • On Claire’s road map, there is a quote by R. Hammond and J. Bebe. Of course that’s Stillwater band members Russell Hammond and Jeff Bebe from Almost Famous!