American Graffiti

American Graffiti

George Lucas (1973)

PG Certificate


Our Score
A summer night in the lives of a group of small-town Californian teenagers following their graduation from high school in 1962 is brilliantly captured by director George Lucas in this classic coming-of-age saga based on his own youthful exploits. This movie virtually invented juke-box nostalgia and the wall-to-wall golden-oldies soundtrack is a perfect complement to the sharp and tender comedy, engagingly played out by the likes of Richard Dreyfuss and Ronny (Ron) Howard, two of a number of future stars in the cast. Wonderfully evoking the feel and spirit of the era, this is one of those rare movies you live through rather than watch.


On a late summer's night in 1962, four small-town California teenagers in their final year at senior high decide to celebrate their friendship with one last night on the town, before the responsibilities of adulthood close in on them and they go their separate ways. Coming-of-age comedy drama, based on director George Lucas's teenage years, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charlie Martin Smith and Harrison Ford.

Cast & Crew

Curt Henderson Richard Dreyfuss
Steve Bolander Ron Howard
John Milner Paul Le Mat
Terry Fields Charles Martin Smith
Laurie Cindy Williams
Debbie Candy Clark
Carol Mackenzie Phillips
Disc jockey Wolfman Jack
Bob Falfa Harrison Ford
Joe Bo Hopkins
Carlos Manuel Padilla Jr
Ants Beau Gentry
Peg Kathy Quinlan
Eddie Tim Crowley
Mr Wolfe Terry McGovern
Blonde in T-bird Suzanne Somers
Director George Lucas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: C.I.C. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy