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American Graffiti

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1973
  • George Lucas
  • 107 mins
  • PG

Summary

Coming-of-age comedy drama directed by George Lucas, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard (billed here as Ronny). California 1962: four high-school graduates face up to their futures during a summer's night spent driving around the streets and chasing girls.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Curt HendersonRichard Dreyfuss
Steve BolanderRon Howard
John MilnerPaul Le Mat
Terry FieldsCharles Martin Smith
LaurieCindy Williams
DebbieCandy Clark
CarolMackenzie Phillips
Disc jockeyWolfman Jack
Bob FalfaHarrison Ford
JoeBo Hopkins
CarlosManuel Padilla Jr
AntsBeau Gentry
PegKathy Quinlan
EddieTim Crowley
Mr WolfeTerry McGovern
Blonde in T-birdSuzanne Somers

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Lucas

Details

Theatrical distributor
C.I.C. (UK)
Guidance
May be edited for language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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