Synopsis: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Cameron Crowe
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

I was living in this duplex.

For the first time, I was alone.

No dorm, no roommates, my own place.

I was so happy.

I had my own parking space.

Where I come from, they don't

keep them in cages.

They keep them in bins, you know,

so you can reach in and touch them.

- Hello.

- You need some help?

Yeah, thanks.

I'm from Spain.

Really? Which part?


I'm taking engineering at U of W.

- I like Seattle.

- U-Dub.

That's what people call it here.

Finally, a locaI tells me some secrets.

Listen, you really don't have to stay.

I think this will take some time.

Where else do I have to go?

In one week I have to go back to Spain.

My visa runs out.

U- Dub.

Let him know this is Linda Powell

from the Seattle EnvironmentaI CounciI.

Okay, great.

Thank you. Bye-bye.

Yes, that's right.

There's another spill in Bellingham.

Ruth, how long have I been

saying there are no guys?


I met one.

I met one when I least expected it.

You held out on me.

He's an engineering student.

He's from Spain.

His visa runs out in 2 days.

He's like a comet.

What do I do?

I wish you could stay.

If I overstay my visa

I can't come back for 5 years.

Were you coming back?

Well, now I have a reason.

I want you to have this.

I wish I was better able to tell you

what I am thinking.

But this is a symboI of our future.

I want to return in...

...2 months and see you again.

I don't really have much

to give you...

...but it's important to me.

Use this when you get back.

You'll always have a parking space.

Don't wake up.

I'm about to get on the plane...

...and wanted to say goodbye.

I'll see you soon. Goodbye, Linda.

Goodbye, honey.

I miss you already.

Did you perform any other acts

with him before he left?

It's amazing.

We can't hide things in language.

We speak in basics.


You know what else?

If I married him,

he could live in this country...

...and I'd always have a date.

You're talking about marrying him?

I'm tired of games.

If you were married,

would we still go out dancing?

We will always go out dancing.


We will always go out dancing!

The Genie Classic!

You can't go wrong with this garage

door opener.

We have the Liftrex and Liftrex Super.

Might be more opener than you need.

And the Linear pocket-pager-



Just give me the best one you have.

I'll never lose it again.

I broke up with someone recently.

Jennifer, my last girlfriend.

I did it in a crowded restaurant.

She just stared at me with that look:

'How can you pass me up?'

I told her we weren't right and

all the stuff we both knew.

A week later I realized I was wrong,

tried to get her back.

She won't see me.

Now she's with Tony.

Tony knows Bailey, who's friends

with Tony's girI on the side...

...Rita, who I broke up with

to go out with Jennifer.

Do I tell Jennifer that I know

Tony's going out with Rita?

Or do I tell Rita that I know

about Tony and Jennifer?

Tony, who'll tell Jennifer I was still

with Rita when I went out with her.

How does stuff get so complicated?

I don't know.

Sometimes I wish it was as simple as

this postcard somebody sent me once.

Isn't that great?

I don't know.


I'm talking here, man.

I think back to the beginning.

My dad left home when I was 8.

You know what he said?

'Have fun.

Stay single. '

I was 8.

My mom's a teacher.

She took me to a doctor to learn

about sex. He was from Boston.

The father and the mother have

finally learned to come together.

The father inserts his penis in-

You do know what the penis is,

don't you, Steve?

The father inserts the penis...

...into the mother's vagina.

This is called intercourse.

And what comes out is called sperm.

Then the man keeps moving untiI

something squirts out of his penis.


What comes out?


Oh, man!

Maybe it was never simple.

I'll tell you this:

For the next 3 years,

I'm going to concentrate on work.

It's the only thing I have controI over.


I got to go.

I'm 23. Remember how old 23 seemed

when you were little?

I thought people would be

traveling in air locks...

...and I would have 5 kids.

Here I am.

I'm 23. Things are...

...basically the same.

I think time's running out

to do something bizarre.

Somewhere around 25,

bizarre becomes immature.

I get inspiration from my boyfriend.

He's a musician.

His band put out

an independent album last month.

He's a really good artist too.

He's like a Renaissance man.

I'm so glad he moved into my building.

What's the ordeaI?

Your machine wasn't on and

I was supposed to see you Saturday.

So I thought I'd come by and say hi.

How's this weekend?

We're busy.

We got that show, right?

Yeah, we got that show.

- We got guys coming from L.A.

- Great!

It'll be really rocking.

So come over after.


Look, you know I see

other people still, right?

You do know that, don't you?

You don't fooI me.

I could not be fooling you less.

Cliff, move your truck.

We made the connection.

It's like chemistry

takes care of itself.

It makes its own decisions.

You got to sit back and enjoy it.

You know when it's reaI,

and this is reaI.

We don't even have to discuss it.

Janet...'re spazzing off on me.

While we're young.

I'll see you Saturday, then and...

...I'll help you with your speakers.

What can I say?

She's crazy about me.

Check out my new Gortec watch.

I can store 20 numbers in this watch.

Tonight, I'll fill it.

All or nothing, no compromise.

Tonight I'll be the Super Me.

What if the Super You meets

the Super Her and she rejects you?

Then it's no problem.

- Why?

- Because it was never you.

It was just an act.

I live my life like a French movie.

Webster and 24th.

It should be here.

Let's ask this clown where the club is.

Hey, man!

Where's Desoto?

I get it, you're a mime.

Mime the address.

Give me a ride and I'll show you.

Where's Desoto?

Our car broke down.

I'll tell you about love.

Love disappears, baby.

Every time I've been broke...

...babe has been off like a prom dress.

Maybe it's the girls you choose.

Maybe I've been hurt!

Maybe I've been dogged!

Anybody know where this place is?

Am I a Thomas Bros. Guide?

You really shouldn't speak.


Where do you guys work?

- I'm a maitre d'.

- Dept. of Transportation.

- He's working on gridlock.

- Thank God!

I build airplanes.



My friend and I have

this long-running argument.

He says when you come to

a place like this... have to have an act.

So, anyway, I saw you standing there... I thought:

I could just leave you alone...

I could come up with an act...

...or C:
I could just be myself.

I chose C.

What do you think?

I think that A:

You have an act.

And that B:

Not having an act is your act.

Thank you.

Talking with Cliff Poncier.

Any comments on the Seattle sound

and Citizen Dick's place in it?

I don't like to reduce us to being

part of the Seattle sound.

I like to think of us expanding more.

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Cameron Crowe

Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American actor, author, director, producer, screenwriter and journalist. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. more…

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