American Graffiti

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Universal Released 1973

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Director:
George Lucas
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG

American Graffiti is the acclaimed 1973 teenage comedy drama from future star filmmaker George Lucas (The Star Wars Trilogy), that featured a young cast of a future all star acting talents. Four friends after graduation are only one night away from leaving each other to go on with the remainder of their lives. It's up to them to decide if they're ready to go yet or not. These include Curt Henderson (Jaws' Richard Dreyfuss) who is searching for a particular girl while hanging out with what seem to be thugs, Steve Bolander (A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard) is trying to patch things up with his girlfriend, John Milner Paul Le Mat) is having to look after a 16 year old and she can get annoying, and Terry 'The Toad' Fields (The Untouchables' Charles Martin Smith) seems to have finally found someone that likes him. Also in a couple of scenes is the man that the film's Oscar and Golden Globe nominated director George Lucas would eventually cast as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford as Bob Falfa.

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  • 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The ingeniously structured screenplay by Katz, Huyck and Lucas offers up a load of wonderful characters who whirl about in ducktail haircuts and shirtwaist dresses, lost in the obs...

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    On the surface, Lucas has made a film that seems almost artless; his teenagers cruise Main Street and stop at Mel's Drive-In and listen to Wolfman Jack on the radio and neck and la...

  • 80

    IGN

    There's a sense of beauty and dread that's cleverly injected into George Lucas' American Graffiti, a tone poem and ode to the music, cars and culture of the early '60s. On one leve...

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Comedy, Drama

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Love & Romance, Historical, Romantic Comedy, 70s, buddies and gal pals